Islamic Law in Modern Courts (Introduction)
Islamic Law in Modern Courts, Aspen Casebook Series, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-4548-3039-9
32 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2018
Date Written: January 1, 2018
This the first chapter of an entire published casebook on Islamic Law, and specifically the application of Islamic Law in modern courts. We expect that the work will be useful to any instructor or student interested in teaching, or learning, how modern courts in various jurisdictions apply Islamic law, irrespective of prior knowledge of Islamic law, if any. The work focuses primarily, though not exclusively, on court decisions in Iraq and Indonesia, with a lesser focus on Egypt, Malaysia, Singapore, and Pakistan. There are decisions from U.S. and U.K. courts as well. The subjects covered include inheritance, marriage and divorce, Islamic finance, the waqf, criminal law, and constitutionalism.
Keywords: Islamic law, sharia, law and religion
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