Commentary: Shari‘a as Rule of Law

Adel Omar Sherif

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641444
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191741104 | DOI:
Commentary: Shari‘a as Rule of Law

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The place of Islamic law in the modern world is quite delimited, and indeed mediated, by the state. Consequently, when we talk about Islamic law and international human rights law, we cannot take for granted that the Islamic law at issue falls within the governing devices of a state, whether in the form of legislation, constitutions, or court decisions. This chapter aims to explicate in greater detail the place of the state as a mediating point between the past of Islamic law, the present of modern law, and the future of Muslim state legal systems as they grapple with an ever changing global legal environment.

Keywords: Muslim state; Islamic law; modern law; Muslim state legal systems; international human rights law

Chapter.  3108 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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