An introduction to Islamic law

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Clarendon Press, 1964 - Religion - 304 pages
This book presents a broad account of the present knowledge of the history and outlines the system of Islamic law. Showing that Islamic law is the key to understanding the essence of one of the great world religions, this book explores how it still influences the laws of contemporary Islamicstates, and is in itself a remarkable manifestation of legal thought.

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HISTORICAL SECTION 2 The PreIslamic Background
Muhammad and the Koran
The First Century of Islam

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