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  • ISBN: 9780199325061
  • ISBN: 0199325065
  • Physical Description: print
    xii, 334 pages.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Oxford University Press, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Shariah and Islamic law: myths and realities -- Shariah: the big picture -- Shariah courts -- The five pillars of Islam and community life -- Women, gender, and the family -- Government, law, and order -- Freedom and human rights -- War, peace, and the common good -- Criminal law and justice -- Islamic finance in a global world -- Science, bioethics, and human life.
Summary, etc.: "Shariah has been portrayed as a medieval system that oppresses women, stifles human rights, and imposes harsh punishments like stoning and amputation. In reality, however, Shariah is a complex concept that has been interpreted in many ways over time and around the world. It plays a vital role in the lives of Muslims around the world, offering guidance on everything from personal morality to ritual practices, family life, and finance ... [This book is a] ... guide to this little-understood but often caricatured system"
Subject: Islamic law

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