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The Resource Shariah : what everyone needs to know, John L. Esposito, Natana J. Delong-Bas

Shariah : what everyone needs to know, John L. Esposito, Natana J. Delong-Bas

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Shariah : what everyone needs to know
Title
Shariah
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
John L. Esposito, Natana J. Delong-Bas
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Language
eng
Summary
"Most Americans and Europeans have by now heard of Shariah. In the West, politicians, media commentators, televangelists, and others have stoked fears that Muslims intend to impose a repressive rule based on Shariah in America and Europe. Shariah has been portrayed as a medieval system that oppresses women, stifles human rights, and imposes harsh punishments like stoning and amputation. In reality, however, Shariah is a complex concept that has been interpreted in many ways over time and around the world. It plays a vital role in the lives of Muslims around the world, offering guidance on everything from personal morality to ritual practices, family life, and finance. In this timely addition to Oxford's What Everyone Needs to Know® series, John Esposito and Natana DeLong-Bas offer an accessible and thorough guide to this little-understood, but often caricatured system. The book provides clear and even-handed answers to a wide range of questions, covering the history, development, content, and practice of Shariah. What are its origins? What is a Shariah court and how does it work? How does a person become a Muslim in the eyes of Islamic law? Does Islamic law allow Muslims to marry non-Muslims? What are blasphemy laws, and how are they enforced? How does Islamic law govern trade and contracts of sale? Do Muslims in the West want Shariah Law? Is there a need to protect American and European societies from the imposition of Shariah? By answering the questions that so many people have about Shariah and its role in Muslim life, this book makes an invaluable contribution to the crucial task of fostering mutual understanding in our globalizing, pluralistic societies." -- Amazon.com
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Esposito, John L
Dewey number
340.59
Index
index present
LC call number
KBP144
LC item number
.E87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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DeLong-Bas, Natana J.
Series statement
What everyone needs to know
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Islamic law
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Shariah : what everyone needs to know, John L. Esposito, Natana J. Delong-Bas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-311) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Shariah and Islamic law: myths and realities -- Shariah: the big picture -- Shariah courts -- The five pillars of Islam and community life -- Women, gender, and the family -- Government, law, and order -- Freedom and human rights -- War, peace, and the common good -- Criminal law and justice -- Islamic finance in a global world -- Science, bioethics, and human life -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn990499425
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780199325054
Lccn
2018298414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199325061
  • (OCoLC)990499425
Label
Shariah : what everyone needs to know, John L. Esposito, Natana J. Delong-Bas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-311) 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
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Shariah and Islamic law: myths and realities -- Shariah: the big picture -- Shariah courts -- The five pillars of Islam and community life -- Women, gender, and the family -- Government, law, and order -- Freedom and human rights -- War, peace, and the common good -- Criminal law and justice -- Islamic finance in a global world -- Science, bioethics, and human life -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn990499425
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780199325054
Lccn
2018298414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199325061
  • (OCoLC)990499425

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