The Surprising Irrelevance of Islamic Bankruptcy
Haider Ala Hamoudi
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
November 10, 2011
American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Vol. 19, p. 505, 2011
U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011
By any standard of logic, the influence of the shari’a should be far more relevant in the area of bankruptcy than it is. Understanding the sources of the broad marginalization of shari’a as it relates to modern bankruptcy law in the Muslim world tells us much about the sharply limited legal scope of Islamic revivalism as concerns economic and commercial matters and perhaps even a little bit about Islamism’s limited legal ambitions more generally.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: shari'a, Islamic law, Islamic finance, bankruptcy, Islamic bankruptcyAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 11, 2011 ; Last revised: January 23, 2013
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