xiv, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Legal absolutism and ethical relativism To know or not to know : the basis of acts Cognition through models and paradigms The domain of ethics and the law Chronology of Islamic thought Ethics, morality, and the law Determining God's position Core and marginal sanctions Emotion and law in the Qurʼānic discourse Threats, incentives, and piety Crime and punishment Basis for the practice of polygamy On the methodological and historical assumptions Methodological and disciplinary precedence Polygamy in the historical context The philology of polygamy Women in Islamic law of inheritance The Qurʼānic and interpretive dichotomy The legal and exegetical treatment of the verses on inheritance Women, justice, and interpretation : the principle of Àwl Explicitness, consensus, and interpretation Shares and heirs per blind survey Description of data collection Explanation and interpretation of data Women in modern times Discussion: Linking polygamy and inheritance : disadvantaging women by the numbers Discussing the status of women Other contested perspectives Bespoke justice versus tyranny of majoritism Inclusion and exclusion of women.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -190) and index.
KBP50 .S68 2008
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