Law and Moral Regulation in Modern Egypt: Ḥisba from Tradition to Modernity

  title={Law and Moral Regulation in Modern Egypt: Ḥisba from Tradition to Modernity},
  author={A A Pour Ezzat},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  pages={665 - 684}
  • A. Ezzat
  • Published 25 September 2020
  • Law
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
Abstract This article examines the historical roots of juridical moral regulation in modern Egypt, assessing the relationship between modern law and shariʿa through the lens of the influence of the Islamic practice of ḥisba on courts and legislators. The article engages critically with scholarship on Islamic law and postcolonial theory regarding the impact of Western colonialism on law in Muslim societies and problematizes the understanding that shariʿa was secularized in the Egyptian legal… 



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