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Religious Liberty and <i>Shari‘a</i>

Kristine Kalanges

in Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199859467
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933518 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859467.003.0004
Religious Liberty and Shari‘a

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Understanding the law and politics of religious freedom in the Muslim world first requires knowledge of the teachings and traditions of Islam, as well as their significance for Muslim followers. This chapter begins with a brief overview of the principles of Islamic law. It then discusses freedom of religion in Islamic law, covering the rights of religious minorities and apostasy and Islam. This is followed by a discussion of religious liberty and Islamic reformation.

Keywords: Islamic law; religious freedom; religious minorities; apostasy; Islamic reformation

Chapter.  9615 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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