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Islamic Law

Islamic Law

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Course Description

جميعا الناس أحيا فكأنما أحياها ومن
Qur’ân V, 32

This course is an introduction to the Islamic Law and presents an overview of its development from the rise of islam until nowadays. This course will discuss some fundamental aspects of the judiciary, legal reasoning and authority but also the formation and evolution of legal schools. Organised into four general sections, the first section will explore the Pre-islamic and Quranic Legislation; the second section will examine the emergence of Islamic Law; the third section will introduce to Classical and Modern Topics in Islamic Law; the final section will be devoted to Islamic Law through the writings of two important modern Muslim thinkers.