Islamic law: history and transformation

  title={Islamic law: history and transformation},
  author={W. Hallaq},
  • W. Hallaq
  • Published 2010
  • Philosophy
  • Introduction If we must refer to the sharῑʿa as ‘Islamic law’, then we must do so with considerable caution. The latter expression bears a connotation that combines modern notions of law with a particular brand of modern politics, both of which were largely – if not entirely – absent from the original landscape of the sharῑʿa we are considering here. Throughout the last three or four centuries European modernity has produced legal systems and legal doctrines that are almost exclusively the… CONTINUE READING
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