This book introduces students to the theoretical and philosophical foundations of Islamic contractual law. Islamic law is applied in differing degrees by many countries across the world and especially in the Middle East. Considering the strategic and financial importance of these countries, taken as a whole, it is surprising how little academic writing exists in the West on either Islamic law or Middle Eastern law. Recently there have been signs of a burgeoning interest in Middle Eastern law. However, traditional Islamic law remains a neglected area of study. Hussein Hassan makes a significant contribution by presenting a detailed survey (which utilises both contemporary and classical sources) of a crucially important area of Islamic law - contract law - and by adopting an approach that gives priority to theory and to a comparative analysis with Anglo-American law theory. Contracts in Islamic Law offers an invaluable resource to academics and researchers with a specific interest in Islamic law, to postgraduate students and final year students of law, and to scholars whose main focus is Anglo-American contract law but who are interested in comparative law/theory.
The book will also appeal to a non-legal readership working in Islamic studies more generally.
Hussein Hassan is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. A specialist in Islamic legal philosophy, he is a contributor to the Journal of Islamic Studies.
"This is a well-written, fluent and intelligent book which makes a valuable contribution to the existing literature on Islamic law.
Maleiha Malik, Lecturer in Law, King's College London"
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Series: Library of Islamic LawHardback
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2017
Number of Pages: 208