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 Literature networking proposed: Islamic criminal law -DAWN - National; May 30, 2005
The networking would apprise western scholars with this heritage of Islamic criminal jurisprudence
Quoting Abu Ishaq As-Shadibi, a Muslim scholar of 14th century Spain, who spoke of universal principles in Islamic jurisprudence with which other nations of the world were in full agreement, Dr Masud said the reason for establishing the networking arrangement was to gather the literature written by Islamic scholars.
Dr Mohammed Khalid Masud, Chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), which had organized the workshop, told reporters after the concluding session that the subject of the Islamic criminal law, being delicate and complex, had stirred up controversies in Pakistan and abroad.
www.dawn.com /2005/05/30/nat6.htm

  
 Faith, Practice, and Law in Sunni and Shi'i Islam
Islamic Law: Myths and Realities is an excellent basic article from the on-line journal Criminal Justice International and does not presuppose prior knowledge of Islam.
The Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence is an on-line book written by a Muslim scholar of Islamic law.
An Islamic Law Bibliography, consisting of secondary sources in English on Islamic law, has been compiled by scholars at CIMEL (Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law), which is a division of SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) of the University of London.
www.uga.edu /islam/practices.html   (6186 words)

  
 Institute for Islamic Studies - Publications - Basic features of Islamic criminal law
The Sharia covers the whole spectrum of Islamic jurisprudence: laws regulating religious practice (the daily ritual prayers, fasting in Ramadan, pilgrimage to Mecca, the ceremonies at religious feast days, and more), marriage, family and inheritance law, property laws, the criminal code and laws covering religious foundations.
Modern jurisprudence in Muslim countries tends to be a composite of Koranic commandments, elements of Islamic traditions, customary law, vestiges of pre-Islamic Persian or Roman codes and elements of European legal provisions let over from the colonial period.
A kind of shadow jurisprudence nevertheless remains in that, for instance, polygamy, forbidden under Turkish law, continues to be practised in rural areas, and the issue of such «clerical marriages» is regularly declared legitimate and the marriages themselves are retroactively granted State recognition.>
www.islaminstitut.de /english/publications/sharia.htm   (6186 words)

  
 FrontPage magazine.com :: Defeating Wahabbism by Stephen Schwartz
The artificial distinction between "normative" and "folk" Islam should be reversed, for it is "folk" Islam that constitutes the global Islamic mainstream, while the "normative" Islam promoted by the Wahhabi-Saudi conspiracy represents, according to many Islamic scholars, a cruel and criminal deviation.
The Wahhabis have sought to extirpate Shi'a Islam, and to abolish the traditional schools of Islamic jurisprudence.
Polat also states that "this form of Islam… to some extent incorporated expensive ceremonies and rites, especially regarding funerals and weddings." Here we have the suggestion that traditional funeral and wedding customs had been introduced into Islam from the environment, and were "un-Islamic." This is pure Wahhabism.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=4178   (3529 words)

  
 :: RadioRadicale.it ::
Finally, there are many advantages for Arab countries to become part of the court, to enable them to influence the development of the Court and ensure that it took into account the Islamic jurisprudence, legal traditions and the expertise of the Arab world.
This session had contributions from Judge Slade and the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as those from the ministerial delegates of the State Parties of the Rome Statute and focused in particular on three considerations.
Second, a universal system of international criminal justice must be adopted in order to resolve conflicts and act as a deterrent.
www.radioradicale.it /yemen/index.html   (995 words)

  
 Mufti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In theocracies like Saudi Arabia and Iran, and in some countries where the constitution is based on sharia law, such as Egypt, the Grand Mufti Mufti rules if capital punishment is in accord with Islamic jurisprudence and the sharia and sometimes overrules criminal courts.
A Mufti (Arabic: مفتى) is an Islamic scholar who is an interpreter or expounder of Islamic law (Sharia), capable of issuing fataawa (plural of "fatwa").
Mufti Day is an event at certain schools in which students are permitted to wear ordinary clothing, instead of the usual school uniform.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mufti   (513 words)

  
 Muslim groups condemn Sharm al-Sheikh bombings
The Jeddah-based Islamic Jurisprudence Council and the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), both affiliates of the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL), condemned the Sharm al-Sheikh bombings.
In a press statement released in Jeddah Saturday, the IIRO branded the blasts as criminal acts that should be condemned by all parties.
IIRO condemned the multiple bomb attacks which took place in Sharm al-Sheikh on early Saturday.
www.saudiembassy.net /2005News/News/TerDetail.asp?cIndex=5431   (513 words)

  
 Mufti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In theocracies like Saudi Arabia and Iran, and in some countries where the constitution is based on sharia law, such as Egypt, the Grand Mufti Mufti rules if capital punishment is in accord with Islamic jurisprudence and the sharia and sometimes overrules criminal courts.
Mufti Day is an event at certain schools in which students are permitted to wear ordinary clothing, instead of the usual school uniform.
Mufti also refers to ordinary clothes, especially when worn by one who normally wears, or has long worn, a military or other uniform.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mufti   (782 words)

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