Introduction : The nature of the Sharia / Rudolph Peters and Peri Bearman Part I. The historical Islamic law The origins of the Sharia / Knut S. Vikør The divine sources / Herbert Berg The schools of law / Paul R. Powers Deriving rules of law / Robert Gleave The judge and the mufti / Brinkley Messick State and Sharia / Mohammad Fadel Qanun and Sharia / Boğaç A. Ergene Part II. Substantive Islamic law Equality before the law / Gianluca P. Parolin Gender relations / Christina Jones-Pauly Socio-economic justice / Hiroyuki Yanagihashi Public order / Christian R. Lange Constitutional authority / Andrew F. March War and peace / Sohail H. Hashmi Part III. Islamic law through the prism of the modern state Sharia and the colonial state / Léon Buskens Sharia and the nation state / Maurits S. Berger The re-Islamization of legal systems / Martin Lau Part IV. Present-day discussions about Sharia Sharia and finance / Abdullah Saeed Sharia and the Muslim diaspora / Mathias Rohe Sharia and modernity / Kristine Kalanges Sharia and medical ethics / Birgit Krawietz Epilogue : The normative relevance of Sharia in the modern context / Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im.
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