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The Age of Development and Continuity, 12th–15th Centuries CE

Marion Katz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Law; Legal System and Practice. 9681 words.

This article examines the historical development and social and intellectual functioning of Islamic law in the twelfth through fifteenth centuries. In particular, it considers the...

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Law in the Ottoman Empire

Haim Gerber.

in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Law; Legal System and Practice. 8183 words.

This article examines Ottoman law within the context of Islamic law. It first considers the fetva (Arabic, fatwa) collections as important sources shedding light on Ottoman law and their...

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Legislation as an Instrument of Islamic Law

Leonard Wood.

in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History of Law; Legal System and Practice. 16247 words.

This article examines legislation as an instrument of Islamic law in the history of the Islamic world and in Islamic legal theory, with particular emphasis on the scholarly analysis of...

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The Mazalim in Historiography

Mathieu Tillier.

in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Law; Legal System and Practice. 11112 words.

This article traces the origins of mazalim, a term that refers to a specific institution, also called wilayat al-mazalim or al-nazar fi al-mazalim, which was expected to adjudicate...

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Origins of and Influences on Islamic law

Benjamin Jokisch.

in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Law; Legal System and Practice. 8070 words.

This article examines the origins and evolution of Islamic law as well as its influences. In particular, it considers four major issues of Islamic law discussed by the shariʽa experts,...

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The Turkish Republic

Ruth A. Miller.

in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Law; Legal System and Practice. 8230 words.

This article examines the historical role that Islamic law has played in the Turkish Republic. It first considers multifaceted trends in scholarship on Islamic law in Republican Turkey...

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