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1.
Encyclopedia of Islamic Law : A Compendium of the Major Schools
by Laleh Bakhtiar

Kazi Publications
Paperback
(October 1996)



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This work demonstrates the scope of Islamic law and the range of positions available within it. Many of the topics of Islamic law are collected and organized here, and within each section the author has systematically presented the opinions of the four Sunni schools of law - Shafii, Hanbali, Maliki,... Read more

 


2.   Toward an Islamic Reformation : Civil Liberties, Human Rights, and International Law (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East)
by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na`Im, et al

Syracuse Univ Pr (Trade)
Paperback
(July 1996)



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In the House of the Law : Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine
by Judith E. Tucker

Univ California Press
Hardcover - 229 pages
(April 1998)

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The history of women in the Middle East is seen from an entirely new perspective in Judith Tucker's rewarding study of Islamic law in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Syria and Palestine. This was a period when Muslim legal thinkers gave considerable attention to women's roles in society, and... Read more

 


4.   Rethinking Tradition in Modern Islamic Thought
by Daniel W. Brown

Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd)
Paperback - 250 pages
0 edition (March 1, 1999)



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Modern Muslim intellectuals have been trying to reestablish a foundation for the revival of Islamic law. In this fascinating study, Daniel Brown assesses the implications of new approaches to the law on contemporary Islamic revivalist movements, and explores the impact of modernity on attitudes... Read more

 


5.   The Spirit of Islamic Law (Spirit of the Laws)
by Bernard G. Weiss

Univ of Georgia Pr
Hardcover - 248 pages
(August 1998)

$45.00

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The volume outlines the prominent features of Muslim juristic thought: espousal of divine sovereignty; a fixation on divine texts; an uncompromisingly intentionalist approach to the interpretation of those texts; a frank acknowledgment of the fallibility of human endeavor to capture divine intent; a... Read more

 


6.   Rethinking Islam : Common Questions, Uncommon Answers
by Mohammed Arkoun, Robert D. Lee (Editor)

Westview Press
Paperback - 139 pages
(July 1994)

$26.00

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2 out of 5 stars
harcha73@hotmail.com , June 14, 1999 2 out of 5 stars
We have to re-thingking the concept of the religion
The Religion as the social concept and Transendental one, is probably discussed in the future. The Discussion is prefer use many disciplines and methodes, becaouse by this one, the re-thingking of the religion, especially Islam in this case, is merely quite right. Arkoun, although He was not the... Read more

 


7.   Islamic Legal Orthodoxy : Twelver Shiite Responses to the Sunni Legal System
by Devin J. Stewart

Univ of Utah Pr (Txt)
Hardcover - 352 pages
(July 1998)

$40.00

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5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, July 19, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
A groundbreaking study of the Sunni influence on Shii law
Stewart has fully demonstrated the fallacy of perceiving Shii law as independent of Sunni law. His study reveals intriguing facts about the number of Sunni teachers that Shii luminaries such as Mufid, Tusi, Hilli, and others had. The book also shows the dependence which Shii scholarship had on Sunni... Read more

 


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Marriage on Trial : A Study of Islamic Family Law : Iran and Morocco Compared
by Ziba Mir-Hosseini

I B Tauris & Co Ltd
Paperback - 256 pages
(November 1997)

$24.50

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9.   Comparing Religions Through Law : Judaism and Islam
by Jacob Neusner, Tamara Sonn

Routledge
Paperback - 320 pages
(August 1999)

$27.99

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10.   The Rights of Women in Islam : An Authentic Approach
by Haifaa A. Jawad

St Martins Pr (Short)
Hardcover - 160 pages
(January 1999)

$45.00

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The Second Message of Islam : Mahmoud Mohamed Taha (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East)
by Mahmud Muhammud Taha, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'Im (Translator)

Syracuse Univ Pr
Paperback
(June 1996)



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4 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, September 29, 1999 2 out of 5 stars
A paradoxical book.
Mahmoud Mohamed Taha is one of the most original and daring of modern Islamic thinkers. This book of his, undeservedly ignored in the so-called liberated West, is a proclamation of reform and tolerance, against the oppression and despotisms that currently enmesh the Muslim world. He was a man who... Read more

 


12.   Applying the Canon in Islam : The Authorization and Maintenance of Interpretive Reasoning in Hanafi Scholarship (Suny Series, Towards a Comparative P)
by Brannon M. Wheeler

State Univ of New York Pr
Paperback
(August 1996)

$22.95

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1 out of 5 stars
amirashad@yahoo.com , January 26, 1999 1 out of 5 stars
Not by any means a legal contribution...
The title of the book seem to be vesting some legal authority to a work that is more of a Comparative Religion publication than a book about Islamic Law. Wheeler, in his attempt to establish a theory on the interpretive methods of Islamic jurists (especially Hanafi, though he cover Maliki, Hanbali... Read more

 


13.
Islamic Law : Theory and Practice
by R. Gleave(Editor), E. Kermeli (Editor)

I B Tauris & Co Ltd
Hardcover - 256 pages
(March 1997)


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Ebu'S-Su'Ud : The Islamic Legal Tradition (Jurists - Profiles in Legal Theory)
by Colin Imber

Stanford Univ Pr (S)
Hardcover - 384 pages
(September 1997)

$49.50

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15.   Islamic Legal Interpretation : Muftis and Their Fatwas (Harvard Middle Eastern Studies)
by Muhammad Khalid Masud(Editor), et al

Harvard Univ Pr
Hardcover - 431 pages
(June 1996)

$50.00

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16.   Renewal of Islamic Law; Muhammad
by Chibli Mallat

Cambridge University Press
Hardcover
(May 1993)

$59.95

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The Dual Nature of Islamic Fundamentalism
by Johannes J. G. Jansen

Cornell Univ Pr
Hardcover
(April 1997)

$32.50

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Remembrance of Allah and Praising the Prophet: Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine, Vol. 2
by Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, Shaykh M. Kabbani

Kazi Publications
Paperback - 240 pages
Vol 2 (September 1998)



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Have you ever wondered: What is the position of mainstream Islam on remembrance of Allah (dhikr) in general? Does the remembrance of Allah have roots in the Quran and the hadith? The 'Salafis' accuse those who sit together and recite the remembrance of Allah either loudly or silently of deviation... Read more

 


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Islamic History, a New Interpretation
by M. A. Shaban(Preface)

Cambridge Univ Pr (Short)
Paperback - 196 pages
(October 1976)



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An original and controversial reinterpretation of the history of the Abbasid regime from its successful takeover of power to its eventual downfall. The text examines the adjustment of the Arabs to the regime as well as their specific interests and activities. Read more

 


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Rethinking Tradition in Modern is
by Daniel Brown

Cambridge University Press
Hardcover - 185 pages
(November 1996)

$54.95

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Modern Muslim intellectuals have been trying to reestablish a foundation for the revival of Islamic law. In this fascinating study, Daniel Brown assesses the implications of new approaches to the law on contemporary Islamic revivalist movements, and explores the impact of modernity on attitudes... Read more

 


21.   Living Islam : Women, Politics and Religion in Turkey
by Ayse Saktanber

I B Tauris & Co Ltd
Hardcover - 256 pages
(January 2000)

$59.50

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22.   The Islamic Modest Dress
by Murtaza Mutahhari

Macmillan
Hardcover
(November 1990)



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This is an endeavor by the well-known religious scholar to reason the Divine Command to the modest dress from the traditional Islamic point of view using as sources the Quran, the Sunnah, and commentators of the various Muslim sects. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title Read more

 


23.   A History of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction to Sunni usul al-fig
by Wael B. Hallaq

Cambridge University Press
Paperback - 304 pages
0 edition (November 1, 1999)

$22.95

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Wael B. Hallaq is already established as one of the most eminent scholars in the field of Islamic law. In his latest book, he traces the history of Islamic legal theory from its beginnings until the modern period. The book is the first of its kind in organisation, approach to the subject and... Read more

 


24.   Foreign Consular Offices in the United States Spring/Summer 1996 (Serial)

Claitors Pub Div
Paperback
(August 1996)

$15.25

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