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LAW 918: Islamic Law

This guide will assist you in conducting research for LAW 918: Islamic Law.

Islamic Law examines the history, doctrine, texts, and role of Islamic law throughout the world. This course complements (but is independent of) LAW 879. The course focuses on the background and birth of the Arab-Islamic Empire, the life and times of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the development of Islam, the Moghul and Ottoman Empires, the Koran and Sunna and other sacred texts, the principal schools of Islamic law, the status of women and religious minorities, and basic principles of some of the substantive areas of law, including criminal, family, inheritance, contract, business, and banking law.

Link to LAW918 /GIST 750 Library Course guide: http://guides.lib.ku.edu/law_918

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