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Edited by Ron Shaham
This collective volume deals with the main components in the laws of Islamic societies, past and present: sharīʿa, custom, and statute. Some chapters focus on one of these components, other discuss the interplay between two or even all three of them.
The purpose of this book is to describe and analyze the response of Egyptian society, as reflected in court decisions, to legal reform pertaining to matters of personal status and succession, during the first half of the twentieth century.
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