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The Resource Heaven on earth : a journey through shari'a law from the deserts of ancient Arabia to the streets of the modern Muslim world, Sadakat Kadri

Heaven on earth : a journey through shari'a law from the deserts of ancient Arabia to the streets of the modern Muslim world, Sadakat Kadri

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Heaven on earth : a journey through shari'a law from the deserts of ancient Arabia to the streets of the modern Muslim world
Title
Heaven on earth
Title remainder
a journey through shari'a law from the deserts of ancient Arabia to the streets of the modern Muslim world
Statement of responsibility
Sadakat Kadri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the wake of the colossal acts of terrorism of the last decade, the legal historian and human rights lawyer Sadakat Kadri realized that many people in the West had ideas about the origins and implications of the shari'a, or Islamic law, that were hazy, contradictory, or simply wrong. Even as "shari'a" became a loaded word and an all-encompassing explanation, most of us remained ignorant of its true meaning. And we were doing this at our peril. In Heaven on Earth, Kadri brings lucid wit and analytical skill to the thrilling and turbulent story of Islam's foundation and expansion. He shows how legal ideas gradually evolved out of thousands of reports about the Prophet Mohammad, most of which were not even written down until two centuries after his death. And he explains how, just in the last forty years, the shari'a has been appropriated and transformed by hardliners desperate to impose their oppressive vision. In the second half of the book, Kadri takes us on an extraordinary journey through more than half a dozen countries in the Islamic world, where he explores, in striking detail, how the shari'a is taught, read, reinterpreted, reverenced, and challenged--beginning at the eight-hundred-year old Indian grave of his Sufi mystic ancestor, and ending in Cairo's City of the Dead, where one of Islam's greatest legal scholars still gets daily requests for legal miracles twelve centuries after his death. Heaven on Earth is a brilliantly iconoclastic tour through one of history's great collective intellectual achievements, as complex as the religion that brought it to life. The shari'a continues to shape both explosive political circumstances and the daily life of more than a billion Muslims, and Sadakat Kadri has given us a compelling and clarifying portrait of a changeable world of faith, reason, and justice"--
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Kadri, Sadakat
Dewey number
340.5/9
Index
index present
LC call number
KBP50
LC item number
.K33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Islamic law
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Islamic law
  • Islam
  • Recht
  • Fikh
  • Islamitisch recht
  • Islamitische wereld
  • Islam
  • Recht
  • Islamic law
  • Islamic law
Label
Heaven on earth : a journey through shari'a law from the deserts of ancient Arabia to the streets of the modern Muslim world, Sadakat Kadri
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Laying down the law -- From revelations to revolution -- The formation of the law schools -- Commanding the faithful -- The Sunni challenge and the shia response -- The caliphate destroyed : a shadowless God -- The reinvention of tradition : salafism -- Jihad : a law-torn world -- Innovation and Its discontents : Islamic law and the challenge of change -- Punishment and pity : the modern revival of Islamic criminal law -- "No compulsion in religion"? : apostasy, blasphemy and tolerance -- Heaven on earth
Control code
ocn740628896
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780374168728
Lccn
2011040217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374168728
  • (OCoLC)740628896
Label
Heaven on earth : a journey through shari'a law from the deserts of ancient Arabia to the streets of the modern Muslim world, Sadakat Kadri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Laying down the law -- From revelations to revolution -- The formation of the law schools -- Commanding the faithful -- The Sunni challenge and the shia response -- The caliphate destroyed : a shadowless God -- The reinvention of tradition : salafism -- Jihad : a law-torn world -- Innovation and Its discontents : Islamic law and the challenge of change -- Punishment and pity : the modern revival of Islamic criminal law -- "No compulsion in religion"? : apostasy, blasphemy and tolerance -- Heaven on earth
Control code
ocn740628896
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780374168728
Lccn
2011040217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374168728
  • (OCoLC)740628896

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