Islamic Law

Islamic Law

  • From Historical Foundations to Contemporary Practice

  • by Mawil Izzi Dien

  • 192 pages, 6.00 x 9.00

  • Paperback | 9780268031749 | June 2005

  • Hardcover | 9780268031732 | June 2005


This survey of Islamic law combines Western and Islamic views and describes the relationship between the original theories of Islamic law and the views of contemporary Islamic writers. Covering the key topics in the area, including the history, sources and formation of Islamic law, the legal mechanisms, and the contemporary context, it is strong in its coverage of the modern perspective, which distinguishes this book from other texts in the field. The aim is to provide the student with a basic understanding of Islamic law and access to the complexity of the Islamic legal system. The language used is non-technical and understanding is aided with a supplementary detailed glossary and analytical indices.