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Islamic Law from the Internal Point of View

Hamoudi, Haider (2021) Islamic Law from the Internal Point of View.

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I am not an historian. I am not even a legal historian. I am a lawyer, devoting much of my professional life to understanding and analyzing the methods by which contemporary courts and other legal institutions use Islamic law in their decision making, and from time to time using those same methods to make arguments of my own before other courts and legal institutions. The methods thus used, and the arguments thus deployed, in my experience seem to strike many in the humanities and social sciences as acontextual, misconceived, and distorting. My submission in this essay is that this perception arises not because there is anything particularly wrong with the way in which modern courts use Islamic law in broad conception, but rather because the disciplines approach the study of the past differently.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
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Hamoudi, Haiderhamoudi@pitt.eduHAMOUDI0000-0003-4948-1143
Date: 3 February 2021
Date Type: Publication
Schools and Programs: School of Law > Law
Refereed: No
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Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2021 19:23
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2021 19:23


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