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

Islamic Law and Law of the Muslim World Paper No. 08-30

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1059

17 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2008 Last revised: 8 Dec 2010

Asifa Quraishi-Landes

University of Wisconsin Law School

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Quraishi-Landes, Asifa, 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; Islamic Law and Law of the Muslim World Paper No. 08-30; Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1059. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1140204

Asifa Quraishi-Landes (Contact Author)

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