Islamic Law: Theory and Practice

RM Gleave

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book


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 contributionIslamic Law : Theory and Practice
Original languageEnglish
PublisherI.B. Tauris
Number of pages248
ISBN (Print)9781860641190
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1997


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