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Author Kadri, Sadakat
Title 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
Publisher New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012
 Rodman Main Adult  340.59 K11    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st American ed
Descript 372 p. ; 24 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents pt. 1. The past. Laying down the law ; From revelations to revolution ; The formation of the law schools ; Commanding the faithful ; The Sunni challenge and the Shi'a response ; The Caliphate destroyed: A shadowless god ; The reinvention of tradition: Salafism ; Jihad: a law-torn world -- pt. 2. The present. 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
Subject Islamic law -- History
Add Title Journey through shari'a law
ISBN 9780374168728

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