Kristen Stilt

in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

ISBN: 9780199679010
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191758331 | DOI:

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This chapter examines the scholarship in the new and growing field of study of Islamic animal law. It starts by defining the field of animal law generally and then explaining what makes animal law scholarship Islamic. Turning to Islamic animal law, the chapter first explains the origins of the field and then discusses contemporary Islamic animal law scholarship, which dates to the early twenty-first century and has focused on questions of purity and the dog; causing animals harm; anthropocentricism; and slaughter and the designation of halal. The chapter concludes by identifying promising areas for future scholarship.

Keywords: non-human animals; species; dog; slaughter; halal; anthropocentrism

Article.  10863 words. 

Subjects: Law and Society ; History of Law

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