Who Says Shari'a Demands the Stoning of Women? A Description of Islamic Law and Constitutionalism
Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law, Vol. 1, pp. 163-177, 2008
17 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2008 Last revised: 8 Dec 2010
This lecture transcript provides an introduction to Islamic law, jurisprudence, and locations of legal authority for Islamic law and government. Without going into detail regarding its many different geographical manifestations over many hundreds of years, this lecture lays out basic categories of where legal authority has been located for Muslims, and explains the concepts inherent to Islamic legal analysis. Contemporary examples especially relevant to Islamic law and women serve as a practical lens through which to ground the relevance and importance of this topic today.
Keywords: Islam, Muslims, Islamic law, shari'a, sharia, fiqh, women, Islamic law and women, constitutionalism, Islamic constitutions, Islamic constitutionalism, hudood, hudud, Islamic criminal law, rape, adultery, zina, stoning, Islamic state
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