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Spring 2009
Oct 19, 2017
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LAW 881 - Islamic Law Seminar
This course introduces the student to the history, sources, and methodology of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence (The Shari'a). The student will gain a basic familiarity with the four primary sources of the Shari'a: The Holy Qu'ran, the Sunnah (precedent) of the Prophet Muhammad, the Doctrine of Ijma' (Consensus), and Qiyas (methods of analogical reasoning used by Islamic jurists). The course will be divided into two parts. In Part I, students study the history, theory, and sources of Islamic jurisprudence. Part II comprises introductory examination of several substantive Islamic law areas such as family law, inheritance, finance and criminal law.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Law-JD, Law-LLM, Law-SJD
Schedule Types: Seminar

Law Department

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