Islam: Its Law and Society

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Federation Press, 2004 - Religion - 246 pages
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Jamila Hussain explains the basic principles of the religion of Islam and its law (the Shariah), and how the Shariah is lived in the context of many different cultures throughout the world. Now in its second edition, this book is ideal for those who wish to acquire an introductory knowledge of Islamic law and culture in general and within Australian society in particular. The discussion includes: a brief history of Islamic history and civilisation; the development of Islamic law and how it is applied in modern conditions; the position of women in Islam and the growth of Islamic feminism; family law and inheritance; modern reproductive technology; criminal law and evidence; banking and commercial law; and the Australian Muslim community. A new chapter examines Islamic laws of war and peace, and contemporary rulings on the conduct of Muslims in times of war.

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