Sharia Incorporated
Title
Sharia Incorporated
Subtitle
A Comparative Overview of the Legal Systems of Twelve Muslim Countries in Past and Present
ISBN
9789400600171
Format
eBook PDF (Adobe DRM)
Number of pages
676
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Categories
Islam
Law
Also available as
Paperback - € 51,50
Table of Contents
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Table of contents
Acknowledgements
Editorial note
Preface
1. Introduction: investigating the role of sharia in national law
2. Sharia and national law in Egypt
3. Sharia and national law in Morocco
4. Sharia and national law in Saudi Arabia
5 Shari‘a and national law in the Sudan
6. Islam and national law in Turkey
7. Sharia and national law in Afghanistan
8. Sharia and national law in Iran
9. Sharia and national law in Pakistan
10. Sharia and national law in Indonesia
11. Sharia and national law in Malaysia
12. Sharia and national law in Mali
13. Sharia and national law in Nigeria
14. Towards comparative conclusions on the role of sharia in national law
Annexe: Tables
Glossary
About the contributors

Reviews and Features

"Sharia Incorporated is essential reading for anyone who seeks a better informed, more nuanced picture of law in Muslim majority countries than we normally get. Without being starry-eyed, the country studies show the complexity of reconciling law with custom, and religious with secular laws. Sometimes violent Puritanism clashes with older forms of religious discourse, market economies affect older ways of life, and modern states struggle to make traditional and modern institutions cohere. If nothing else, this book offers a necessary antidote to glib thinking and ignorant prejudice."--Ian Buruma

Jan Michiel Otto

Sharia Incorporated

A Comparative Overview of the Legal Systems of Twelve Muslim Countries in Past and Present

The aim of Sharia Incorporated is to provide unbiased and contextual information about a topic that has of late been hijacked by politics in the Muslim world as well as in the West. Sharia Incorporated, written by laudable international scholars, is an ambitious study of the incorporation of Islamic law traditions into national legal systems. The book also explores the sensitive topic of ‘Western’ human rights and other rule of law standards in a Muslim world. It provides an in-depth analysis of the role of sharia in the historical and legal formation of twelve representative Muslim states, with a unique comparison of key issues raised by the ‘Islamic awakening’ of recent decades. In the preface Jan Michiel Otto goes to the heart of the prevailing environment in which Western discourses tend to oversimplify the substance and effect of Islam and sharia.

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Author

Jan Michiel Otto

Jan Michiel Otto is professor of law and governance in developing countries at Leiden University, and director of the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Development.