Commentary to ‘Shari‘a and the Modern State’ and ‘Narrating Law’

Hans Corell

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641444
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191741104 | DOI:
Commentary to ‘Shari‘a and the Modern State’ and ‘Narrating Law’

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This chapter comments on the discussions in Chapters 1 and 2. The discussions provide an introduction to the present volume. To someone who is not so familiar with Islamic law, these chapters offer a most helpful summary of topics with which all lawyers in modern society, and others too for that matter, ought to acquaint themselves. The chapter also addresses the following question: to what extent are there similarities from a legal technical point of view between the common law — in which case-law plays a very important role and where there are often references to judge-made law — and the role of fiqh in Islamic law?

Keywords: Islamic law; international human rights law; fiqh; common law; case-law

Chapter.  4338 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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