Islamic Law: Theory and Practice

RM Gleave

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This text 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 developents in Islamic law. In addition to exploring the tension between theory and practice, the book focuses on the role of ijtihad in both Sunni and Shi'i fiqh and in collections of fatwa, and looks at the relationship between judicial practice and positive law.
Translated title of the contributionIslamic Law: Theory and Practice
Original languageEnglish
PublisherI.B.Tauris: London
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9781860646522
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2001


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