Islamic Law in the Contemporary Context
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Praise For Shariaa: Islamic Law in the Contemporary Context…
“What Shari'a means to contemporary Muslims matters to non-Muslims as well. This volume enlightens everyone. It is at once scholarly and accessible, and informative in a deep and reliable way.” —Gene Outka, Yale University
“An important and illuminating anthology. This is no dry and pedantic read in the minutiae of arcane legal issues. These essays demonstrate that Shari'a is a living concern to Muslims around the world.” —Sohail Hashmi, Mount Holyoke College
“This important and timely volume helps bridge the gap between theoretical aspects of the law and its application in the modern world, and breaks new ground by paying close attention to both Shiite and Sunni uses of Islamic law. The authors, all experts in their fields, write with unusual clarity and precision to help us to understand the complex role of Islamic law in the Muslim world today. It will be a vital resource.” —Jonathan E. Brockopp, Pennsylvania State University
Stanford University Press, 9780804769303, 264pp.
Publication Date: August 14, 2009