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Islamic Law and Society (Reading Seminar)

Class at Faculty of Arts |

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Reading seminar in Islamic Law and Society complements the course Introduction to Islamic Law. Based on a great variety of readings from different collection of fatwas (legal opinions of qualified Muslim Jurists), real legal documents, and handbooks this course will examine the connection between the Islamic legal doctrine and Islamic society. Additional readings will help students learn about family law, ritual purity, inheritance law, law of war and commercial law. The students will learn how to analyze a legal document or a fatwa and will practice the necessary vocabulary to grasp fully the Islamic Legal Terminology.

The seminar will introduce some unpublished archival material (Legal documents from the 15th century western Islamic Society)

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