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Shariah Law: Questions and Answers

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

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9781786071507

 

In this work, Mohammad Hashim Kamali, a world-renowned expert on Shariah, adopts a question-and-answer format to provide a clear introduction to the most salient aspects of Shariah Law.

 

Contents

 

1. Shariah and Fiqh - Meaning, Definition, Sources, Salient Features and Comparisons with other Legal Systems

 

2. Legal Opinion (fatwa) and Independent Reasoning (Ijtihad)

 

3. Shariah and Acts of Worship (Ibadat)

 

4. Schools of Islamic Law, the Madhabs

 

5. The Scale of Five Values (al-Ahkam al-Khamsah)

 

6. Shariah Court Proceedings, Evidence and Proof

 

7. Shariah, Criminal Law and the Prescribed Hudud Punishments

 

8. Hudud in the Present-Day Muslim Countries

 

9. Shariah, Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties

 

10. Jihad, Violence and War

 

11. Shariah, Gender and Family

 

12. Islamic Banking and Finance

 

13. Shariah and Private Property

 

14. Modern Bioethical and Environmental Questions

 

15. Freedom of Religion and the Rights of Minorities

 

16. Goals and Purposes (Maqasid) of Shariah

 

17. Legal Maxims of Fiqh (Qawa’id kulliyyah fiqhiyyah)

 

- Qur’anic Verses, Hadith and Legal Maxims (in Original Arabic)