Publication year: 2010
Muhammad Al Atawneh
This book examines Dār al-Iftā, the official Saudi religious establishment for issuing fatwas, between 1971 and 1999. Specifically, it explores the challenges that this scholarly body encountered when applying Wahhābī interpretations of the Shari'a to late twentieth-century modernity.
Analyzing pre-modern writings on Islamic legal theory, this book comprehensively presents the transformation of the concept of maṣlaḥa as a vehicle of legal change from a minor legal principle to being understood as the all-encompassing purpose of God’s law.
David S. Powers, Cornell University
Islamic Law and Society provides a forum for comparative research in the field of Islamic law in Muslim and non-Muslim countries, covering both theory and practice, from its emergence up to the present. The journal discusses historical, juridical and social-scientific perspectives on Islamic ...
Edited by Eugene Cotran and Martin Lau
Practitioners and academics dealing with the Middle East can turn to the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law Online for an instant source of information on the developments over an entire year in the region. The Yearbook covers Islamic and non-Islamic legal subjects, including the laws ...
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