Shari’a: Islamic Law in the Contemporary Context 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0804756396
ISBN-10: 0804756392
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Editorial Reviews


"The contributors to this volume present an important antidote, with in-depth analyses of some of the most important trends in legal thought in today's Muslim world." -- John O. Voll ― Islamic Law & Society

"This important and timely volume helps bridge the gap between theoretical aspects of the law and its application in the modern world, and breaks new ground by paying close attention to both Shiite and Sunni uses of Islamic law. The authors, all experts in their fields, write with unusual clarity and precision to help us to understand the complex role of Islamic law in the Muslim world today.Itwill be a vital resource." -- Jonathan E. Brockopp ― Pennsylvania State University

"What Shari'a means to contemporary Muslims matters to non-Muslims as well. This volume enlightens everyone. It is at once scholarly and accessible, and informative in a deep and reliable way." -- Gene Outka ― Yale University

"An important and illuminating anthology. This is no dry and pedantic read in the minutiae of arcane legal issues. These essays demonstrate that Shari'a is a living concern to Muslims around the world." -- Sohail Hashmi ― Mount Holyoke College

About the Author

Frank Griffel is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Yale University. Abbas Amanat is Professor of History and International and Area Studies at Yale University.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Stanford University Press; 1st edition (September 17, 2007)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 264 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0804756392
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0804756396
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.09 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
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