Islamic Law: Theory and Practice

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Robert Gleave, Eugenia Kermeli
I.B.Tauris, Feb 16, 2001 - Philosophy - 248 pages
This classic study deals with the theory and practice of Islamic law in both the formative classic and modern periods and over a range of societies. It is divided into four sections dealing with legal theory; fatwas and muftis in classical Islamic law; the position of religious minorities under Islamic law, and modern developments in Islamic law. The book explores the concept of Ijtihad, or juristic disgression--the process through which a jurist apprehends God's law and can turn it into a legal ruling--and how this has influenced the formulations of law in both Sunni and Shi'i Islam. The subject is viewed from an historical as well as a theoretical angle.
 

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Contents

Ijtihad et Histoire en islam sunnite classique selon quelques juristes et theologiens
7
Akhbari Shii usul alfiqh and the Juristic Theory of Yusuf alBahrani
24
Rules Judicial Discretion and the Rule of Law in Nasrid Granada An Analysis of alHadiqa almustaqilla alnadra fi alfatawa alsadira an ulama alhadra
49
Kafaa in the Maliki School A fatwa from FifteenthCentury Fez
87
Water Rights and Irrigation Practices in the Medieval Maghrib
107
Ijtihad in Ibn Taymiyyas Fatawa
119
Ebus Suuds Definitions of Church vaks Theory and Practice in Ottoman Law
141
Halakha Sharia and Custom A Legal Saga from Highland Yemen 19001940
157
Darura in Modern Islamic Law The Case of Organ Transplantation
185
Family Law in Algeria before and after the 14041984 Family Code
194
Qadis and the Implementation of Islamic Law in Present Day Israel
205
Bibliography
232
Index of Names
245
Index of Technical Terms
247
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Robert Gleave is Lecturer in Islamic Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol, UK.

Eugenia Kermeli is Lecturer in the Department of History, Bilkent University, Turkey.

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