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Judging in the Islamic Jewish and Zoroastrian Legal Traditions

Judging in the Islamic  Jewish and Zoroastrian Legal Traditions Author Janos Jany
ISBN-10 9781317110194
Release 2016-05-06
Pages 242
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This book presents a comparative analysis of the judiciary in the Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian legal systems. It compares postulations of legal theory to legal practice in order to show that social practice can diverge significantly from religious and legal principles. It thus provides a greater understanding of the real functions of religion in these legal systems, regardless of the dogmatic positions of the religions themselves. The judiciary is the focus of the study as it is the judge who is obliged to administer to legal texts while having to consider social realities being sometimes at variance with religious ethics and legal rules deriving from them. This book fills a gap in the literature examining Islamic, Jewish and Zoroastrian law and as such will open new possibilities for further studies in the field of comparative law. It will be a valuable resource for those working in the areas of comparative law, law and religion, law and society, and legal anthropology.

With Wisdom as a Robe

With Wisdom as a Robe Author Károly Dobos
ISBN-10 UOM:39015080870044
Release 2009
Pages 549
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Professor Ida Frohlich, Professor of Hebrew Studies and Ancient Near Eastern History in the Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Budapest, is a celebrated scholar who has been in the forefront of the remarkable development of Hebrew and Jewish studies in recent decades in Hungary. Among her important publications are 'Time and times and half a time': Historical Consciousness in the Jewish Literature of the Persian and Hellenistic Eras (1996), and, more recently, the first translation of the corpus of the Dead Sea Scrolls into Hungarian. Her current major project is, in collaboration with a group of younger scholars, to prepare a Hungarian translation of all the apocryphal and pseudepigraphical materials. In this very substantial volume, presented to her on the occasion of her sixtieth birthday, the essays of 37 international scholars are arranged in three sections: (1) Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, (2) Apocrypha-Pseudepigrapha and Qumran, and (3) Jewish Studies / Christian Interpretation.

The Dhimmi

The Dhimmi Author Bat Yeʼor
ISBN-10 9780838632338
Release 1985
Pages 444
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Examines the treatment of non-Arab people under the rule of the Muslims and collects historical documents related to this subject

A Concise History of the Middle East

A Concise History of the Middle East Author Arthur Goldschmidt
ISBN-10 UOM:39015045681718
Release 1999
Pages 447
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As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. Written for college students, the text assumes no prior knowledge of Middle Eastern history. It focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the aftermath of the Gulf War, and issues surrounding the Palestinian Question. The sixth edition also includes a detailed and updated chronology of events from 570 to 1994, a glossary of names and terms, and a bibliographic essay listing books and other sources that will prove helpful to both teachers and students.

The Islamic Law of War

The Islamic Law of War Author A. Al-Dawoody
ISBN-10 9780230118089
Release 2011-03-28
Pages 338
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Al-Dawoody examines the justifications and regulations for going to war in both international and domestic armed conflicts under Islamic law. He studies the various kinds of use of force by both state and non-state actors in order to determine the nature of the Islamic law of war.

Hagarism The Making of the Islamic World

Hagarism  The Making of the Islamic World Author Patricia Crone
ISBN-10 0521211336
Release 1977-04-21
Pages 268
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A study of Islamic civilisation and the intimate link between Jewish religion and the earliest forms of Islam.


Revelation Author Will Self
ISBN-10 9780857861016
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 64
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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia

Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia Author Mitra Sharafi
ISBN-10 9781139868068
Release 2014-04-21
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This book explores the legal culture of the Parsis, or Zoroastrians, an ethnoreligious community unusually invested in the colonial legal system of British India and Burma. Rather than trying to maintain collective autonomy and integrity by avoiding interaction with the state, the Parsis sank deep into the colonial legal system itself. From the late eighteenth century until India's independence in 1947, they became heavy users of colonial law, acting as lawyers, judges, litigants, lobbyists, and legislators. They de-Anglicized the law that governed them and enshrined in law their own distinctive models of the family and community by two routes: frequent intra-group litigation often managed by Parsi legal professionals in the areas of marriage, inheritance, religious trusts, and libel, and the creation of legislation that would become Parsi personal law. Other South Asian communities also turned to law, but none seems to have done so earlier or in more pronounced ways than the Parsis.

Islamic Divorces in Europe

Islamic Divorces in Europe Author Pauline Kruiniger
ISBN-10 9462365016
Release 2015-01-21
Pages 498
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This book examines the issue of the recognition of Islamic divorces in European states. Repudiation-based divorces are particularly notorious for their presumed violation of fundamental rights of women and are consequently often not recognized. The resulting limping of legal relationships affects other fundamental rights of the persons involved, such as the right to marry and the right of free movement. For this reason, the book scrutinizes classical Islamic divorce law and the contemporary divorce laws and practices of Egypt, Iran, Morocco, and Pakistan, as well as the Dutch, English, and French recognition policies and relevant EU (case) law. By introducing various soft and hard law solutions, the book provides legal practitioners with the information and tools to tackle major shortcomings in the recognition of Islamic divorces. It is therefore a must read for legal practitioners, such as registrars, notaries, and members of the judiciary, as well as academics. [Subject: Private International Law, European Law, Civil Law, Divorce Law, Islamic Law, Comparative Law, Human Rights Law]

Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds

Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds Author Hyunhee Park
ISBN-10 9781107018686
Release 2012-08-27
Pages 276
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This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived.

The Protections for Religious Rights

The Protections for Religious Rights Author Sir James Dingemans
ISBN-10 0199660964
Release 2013-10
Pages 592
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A full and practical assessment of protection of religious rights in the UK and internationally, including evaluation of international instruments, and comparative perspectives from the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and Turkey, as well as appendices full of key legal material.

The Physician

The Physician Author Noah Gordon
ISBN-10 9781453263747
Release 2012-06-05
Pages 640
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An orphan leaves Dark Ages London, taking a dangerous journey and posing as a Jew to study medicine in Persia, in “an adventurous and inspiring tale” (Library Journal). A child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift—an acute sensitivity to impending death—never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer. Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world’s most renowned physician, Avicenna. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival—medicine—makes a riveting modern classic. The Physician is the first book in New York Times–bestselling author Noah Gordon’s Dr. Robert Cole trilogy, which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice.

Islam and Democracy in Indonesia

Islam and Democracy in Indonesia Author
ISBN-10 9781107119147
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Islam and Democracy in Indonesia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Islam and Democracy in Indonesia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Islam and Democracy in Indonesia book for free.

Religious Minorities in Iran

Religious Minorities in Iran Author Eliz Sanasarian
ISBN-10 113942985X
Release 2000-04-13
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Eliz Sanasarian's book explores the political and ideological relationship between non-Muslim religious minorities in Iran and the state during the formative years of the Islamic Republic to the present day. Her analysis is based on a detailed examination of the history and experiences of the Armenians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Jews, Zoroastrians, Bahais and Iranian Christians, and describes how these communities have responded to state policies regarding minorities. Many of her findings are constructed out of personal interviews with members of these communities. While the book is essentially an empirical study, it also highlights more general questions associated with exclusion and marginalization and the role of the state in defining these boundaries. This is an important and original book which will make a significant contribution to the literature on minorities and to the workings of the Islamic Republic.

Is Jih d a Just War

Is Jih  d a Just War Author Ḥilmī Zawātī
ISBN-10 0773473041
Release 2001
Pages 218
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This work is an analytical study of jihad (just war) which helps to focus the attention of human rights and minority groups to a cause that should have been a focal point of their concern for several decades now. The concept of jihad has sometimes been abused by irresponsible leaders within the Islamic world and used to inflame the passions of those for whom the richness of Islamic law is reduced to slogans and billboards. Similarly, jihad has been invoked by Western analysts who are completely ignorant of the Islamic tradition, to justify assertions of evil intent on the part of millions of the Muslim faithful. Zawati analyzes both Western and Islamic legal concepts and attempts to point a way out of this mess. He draws on primary sources, including books, articles and official documents, and his book should be interesting reading for Muslims who seek to better define their relations with the non-Muslim world, and for anyone wishing to escape the caricature of orientalism and the end-game of clashing civiizations.

Monsoon Islam

Monsoon Islam Author Sebastian R. Prange
ISBN-10 9781108342698
Release 2018-05-03
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Between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, a distinct form of Islamic thought and practice developed among Muslim trading communities of the Indian Ocean. Sebastian R. Prange argues that this 'Monsoon Islam' was shaped by merchants not sultans, forged by commercial imperatives rather than in battle, and defined by the reality of Muslims living within non-Muslim societies. Focusing on India's Malabar Coast, the much-fabled 'land of pepper', Prange provides a case study of how Monsoon Islam developed in response to concrete economic, socio-religious, and political challenges. Because communities of Muslim merchants across the Indian Ocean were part of shared commercial, scholarly, and political networks, developments on the Malabar Coast illustrate a broader, trans-oceanic history of the evolution of Islam across monsoon Asia. This history is told through four spaces that are examined in their physical manifestations as well as symbolic meanings: the Port, the Mosque, the Palace, and the Sea.

The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Law

The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Law Author Wael B. Hallaq
ISBN-10 0521005809
Release 2005
Pages 234
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Long before the rise of Islam in the early seventh century, Arabia had come to form an integral part of the Near East. This book, covering more than three centuries of legal history, presents an important account of how Islam developed its own law while drawing on ancient Near Eastern legal cultures, Arabian customary law and Quranic reforms. The development of the judiciary, legal reasoning and legal authority during the first century is discussed in detail as is the dramatic rise of prophetic authority, the crystallization of legal theory and the formation of the all-important legal schools. Finally the book explores the interplay between law and politics, explaining how the jurists and the ruling elite led a symbiotic existence that - seemingly paradoxically - allowed Islamic law and its application to be uniquely independent of the 'state'.