2020-2021 School of Law Catalog 
    
    May 18, 2022  
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LAW 323 - Islamic Law in Society.


This course introduces students to the Islamic understanding of shari’a (“path,” “law”) and its role in Muslim culture, history, and society. To be examined are: the key sources of law in the Qur’an and the model of the Prophet Muhammad, the early development of Islamic legal theories and institutions, the roles of these institutions in everyday life, and the struggle to re-imagine Islamic law and its place in contemporary Muslim communities. Case studies include the nature of political institutions, the rights and roles of women, Islamic economics, courtroom procedure, and the standing of shari’a in American courts.  (Course cross-listed with undergraduate school.) Three hours. Not offered in 2020-2021.



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