The Resource An introduction to Islamic law, Wael B. Hallaq

An introduction to Islamic law, Wael B. Hallaq

Label
An introduction to Islamic law
Title
An introduction to Islamic law
Statement of responsibility
Wael B. Hallaq
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The study of Islamic law can be a forbidding prospect for those entering the field for the first time. Wael Hallaq, a leading scholar and practitioner of Islamic law, guides students through the intricacies of the subject in this absorbing introduction. The first half of the book is devoted to a discussion of Islamic law in its pre-modern natural habitat. The second part explains how the law was transformed and ultimately dismantled during the colonial period. In the final chapters, the author charts recent developments and the struggles of the Islamists to negotiate changes which have seen the law emerge as a primarily textual entity focused on fixed punishments and ritual requirements. The book, which includes a chronology, a glossary of key terms, and lists of further reading, will be the first stop for those who wish to understand the fundamentals of Islamic law, its practices and history
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
340.59
Index
index present
LC call number
KBP144
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
An introduction to Islamic law, Wael B. Hallaq
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tradition and conrtinuity: Who's who in the Shari'a ; The law : how is it found? ; The legal schools ; Jurists, legal education and politics ; Shari's society ; Pre-modern governance : the circle of justice -- Modernity and ruptures: Colonizing the Muslim world and its Shari'a ; The law in the age of nation-states ; State, ulama and Islamists ; Shari'a then and now : concluding notes
Control code
ocn648739627
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511727238
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612585913
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 258591
  • 70a79d11-b1c6-4bb8-b374-50fc82ad1a8b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24629765
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)648739627
  • pebco051172537X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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