June 26, 2008
Kamali's Shari'ah Law Recommended for Islamic Legal Studies Collections
|What is Islamic law?|
In a time when the phrase "Islamic law" can mean just about anything, Kamali's Shari'ah Law is the best English language book I've found for answering the question, what is Islamic law?
Recommended for all academic law libraries as an essential work for Islamic legal studies collections. [JH]
"Goes far beyond an 'introduction'; it is indeed an excellent compendium of Islamic jurisprudence." -- Tahir Mahmood, Chairman, Amity University Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, India, and former chairman of the National Minorities Commission, India
Shari'ah Law: An Introduction
Mohammad Hashim Kamali
List Price: $29.95
Paperback: 398 pages
Publisher: Oneworld Publications (February 8, 2008)
Description: Providing a comprehensive and accessible examination of Shari’ah Law, this well considered introduction examines the sources, characteristic features, and schools of thought of a system often stereotyped for its severity in the West. In a progressive and graduated fashion, Mohammad Hashim Kamali discusses topics ranging from juristic disagreement to independent reasoning. Also broaching more advanced topics such as the principle of legality and the role and place of Shari’ah-oriented policy, Kamali controversially questions whether Islam is as much of a law-based religion as it has often been made out to be. Complete with a bibliography and glossary, and both a general index and an index of Arabic quotations, this wide-ranging exploration will prove an indispensable resource for Islamic students and scholars, and an informative guide to a complex topic for the general reader.
About the Author: Professor Dr Hashim Mohammad Kamali is the Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC) at the International Islamic University, Malaysia, and author of Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence.
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