Four sections cover: legal theory; fatwas and muftis in Classical Islamic Law; the position of religious minorities under Islamic Law; and modern developments in Islamic law. Emphasizing the role of ijtihad in Islamic law chapters include reflections on the theory of ijtihad in both Sunni and Shi'i fiqh , in collections of fatwa and the relationship between judicial practice and positive law. There are also studies of the role of non-Muslim communities under Islamic law and the relationship between Islamic law and legislation in the modern world.
|Translated title of the contribution||Islamic Law : Theory and Practice|
|Number of pages||248|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 1997|