Sharīʿa as Rule of Law

Anver M. Emon

in Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199661633
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743399 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Islamic Legal Studies

Sharīʿa as Rule of Law

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This chapter introduces and explains the analytic purchase of considering Sharīʿa as Rule of Law. The chapter addresses in inductive fashion various features of premodern Islamic law (e.g. curriculum, minstitutions of adjudication, and interpretive theories). It contrasts those features with the contemporary elements that contribute to the legal culture of modern states, and thereby contributes a historical dimension to the Rule of Law analytic framework developed in the Introduction and this chapter.

Keywords: Rule of Law; Sharīʿa; curriculum; madrasas; history; nation-state

Chapter.  25463 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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