Islamic law


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Islamic law

broadly, legal systems that try to effect Allah's will for the Muslim. Law is here very closely related to religion. The Quran, or Koran, is at its heart. Traditionally, the law is fixed, and it is not intended that it should shift and change according to the wishes of the citizen - in this respect not unlike Western law in times when the Churches were very closely entwined with the state. (England still has a legally established Church with its bishops sitting in the legislature.) Nonetheless, its history shows all the signs of great intellectual effort, with the existence of different schools and interpretative techniques not that removed from features observable in the history and development of Roman law. Today, many aspects of the Sharia, the body of its doctrines, in many states have been overwhelmed by Westernization, sometimes by what traditionalists might see as illegitimate interpretative techniques but yet in others there has been fundamental reinstatement.
References in periodicals archive ?
COULSON, A HISTORY OF ISLAMIC LAW 102 (1964); VIKOR, supra note 8, at 73.
Its comprehensiveness allows the work to function as a reference, and it lets the reader experience the vast field of consensus and agreement between international human rights and Islamic law, placing the tensions between them in perspective.
The treatment by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries towards their guest workers in the last thirty years is untenable under Islamic law.
The Islamic scholars and clerics have upheld the fatwa, contending that religious body's stand was in line with the Islamic law.
The bottom line on bitcoin and Islamic law is that cryptocurrency is a currency.
In their preface the editors explain that they aim to "present classical Islamic law through a historiographical introduction to and analysis of the Western scholarship and key debates that have formed the field and continue to provoke new ways of thinking about long-standing issues in this increasingly relevant and popular discipline" (p.
On August 15, 2013, Sikandar resorted to aerial firing in Islamabad while demanding enforcement of Islamic laws which caused panic in the area.
The project aims to demonstrate that a non-Sunni tradition of Islamic legal thought, in this case Imami Shii law, can illuminate and enrich the general history of Islamic law.
The contributors believe that in order to go beyond the superficial connections, maintain the integrity and identity of both Islamic law and international human rights, and understand the parameters of common ground, an initial clearing of ground, a deep examination of these foundations, is imperative.
The collection provides valuable insights into the compatibility of the Islamic law of war and peace and the law of armed conflict, demonstrating how the former could minimize unnecessary human suffering during armed conflict.
One is to consider Islam and Islamic law as quintessentially bad.

Full browser ?