Table of contents for Sharia and the making of the modern Egyptian : Islamic law and custom in the courts of Ottoman Cairo / Reem A. Meshal.

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i: A Very Modern Crisis
ii: Mapping the terrain
iii: The Chapters
iv: The Sources
Chapter One
The Empire in Theory
i: the Empire in Historiography
ii: the Empire in Theory
Chapter Two
Custom in Shari'a and in the Siyasati Ilahi (Celestial Siyasa)
i: the "Good" and the "Detestable" in Islamic Law
ii: Custom in Islamic legal theory
iii: iii: the Siyasati Ilahi and Namus Laws
Chapter Three
The Construction of Orthodoxy:
Renewal (Tajdid) & Renunciation (Takfir)
Section i: Inter-Empire Trade and the Rise of Local Capital
Section i: Takfir; The Intra-Muslim Jihad
Section ii: Tajdid; The Social Conquest
Chapter Four
"This Sijill is a Hujja!"
Mass Producing Documents in Ottoman-Cairo
i: The Document Triumphant
ii: The Document in Theory
iii: The Sijill as Text and Testament
iv: The Fusion of Speaking and Writing
Chapter Five
The Documented Life
i: The Document in Stasis: Territorializing Shari'a
ii: Archival Violence and Memory
iii: The Document in Motion
Chapter Six
The Rights of God (Huquq Allah)
"A Moral Transgression, not a Crime"
i: The Hudud
ii: The Threshold of Morality
iii: Civil Marriage
-the conditional clause
-the deferred dower
iv: Divorce and Annulment
v: Waqf
Chapter Seven
The Rights of Man (Huquq al-Adamiyyin)
i: Multiplicity and Conformity
ii: Private Mu'amala; the Empire in the City
iii: Public Mu'amalat; The Community in the Empire

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Law -- Egypt -- Islamic influences -- History.
Islamic law -- Social aspects -- Egypt -- History.
Customary law -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
Islamic courts -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
Egypt -- History -- 1517-1882.