Shari'ah Law: An Introduction

  • Title: Shari'ah Law: An Introduction
  • Author: Mohammad Hashim Kamali
  • ISBN: 9781851685653
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
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    About Mohammad Hashim Kamali


    1. Mohammad Hashim Kamali, B A Law Political Science, Kabul University, 1965LLM Comparative Law, University of London, 1972, Ph.D University of London 1976Current Position Founding Chairman Cheif Excecutive Officer, International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies IAIS Malaysia.Date and Place of Birth 7 February 1944, Lalpur, Nangarhar, Afghanistan.Nationality Afghan and Canadian, Permanent Resident of Malaysia as of 3 April 2003Marital Status Married have two children born in 1976 and 1979 respectively


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    1. I don t mean so much to give this book only two stars as to just say, it was okay I have mixed feelings about it On the one hand it discusses a lot of issues that are often ignored in introductory texts on Islamic law, such as legal maxims and the maqasid objectives spirit of the law , both of which feature heavily in Kamali s discussion On the other hand, the book offers very little by way of detailing the substantive or even procedural law of fiqh While that in itself is not a problem, I just [...]

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    2. 3.5 stars A well written introduction to the subject The coverage of content and historical development is quite good, though there is less theoretical analysis and lecturing in broad strokes , which can either be a boon or a bane depending on the reader s needs But for its purpose as a textbook, it works well.

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    3. A good book the author takes a thematic look at various aspects of the Shari ah covering a broad berth of topics touching upon but not delving into a detailed systematic presentation of ideas and concepts This text for most people would not be classed as introductory as it predisposes itself to a some what pre informed readership So if you are seeking a beginners guide to the Shari ah this certainly is not the one look elsewhere The book is replete with interesting points and illustrative exampl [...]

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    4. By an introduction one should understand an in depth exploration for those not raised in the intellectual tradition of Islamic Law His core argument is that the intellectual trend in early modern times of unreflectively following tradition has been and must continue to be replaced by interpretive movements.

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    5. Not being an Arabic speaker, I found it hard to remember what the different words meant, and had to refer back to the definitions regularly This book was heavy going I had to read it twice I suppose that is because law is heavy going And Shari ah even so Now off to find a book that breaks it down in much basic terms

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