Publisher description for An introduction to Islamic law / by Joseph Schacht.


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This book presents a broad account of the present knowledge of the history and outlines the system of Islamic law. Showing that Islamic law is the key to understanding the essence of one of the great world religions, this book explores how it still influences the laws of contemporary Islamic states, and is in itself a remarkable manifestation of legal thought.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Islamic law.