Islamic law, for the purpose of distribution of material from this site, has been classified into sixteen titles. Further classifications can be seen by following the links. A major goal for this infobase is to provide English translations of the works of the earlier jurists, sometimes called the classical jurists. The Advanced Legal Studies Institute has commenced work on some translations and these will be made available as soon as they are ready. As this is a huge task, the Institute hopes that scholars who have translated some works, or plan to do so, will make a contribution to this site.
In addition to the translations, the works of modern scholars, who contribute to this site, will also be placed here for free downloading. A beginning has already been made, and we feel that our collection will grow substantially. The Islamic Law Series announced by the Institue is expected to support this infobase in a big way. Documents on Islamic banking have been classified separately and they form an independent infobase.
TITLE 01: THE TEXTUAL SOURCES OF ISLAMIC LAW
TITLE 02: LEGAL THEORY AND INTERPRETATION
TITLE 03: ISLAMIC CONSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
TITLE 04: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND JIHAD (WAR)
TITLE 05: CRIMINAL LAW AND TORTS
TITLE 06: PROPERTY AND OWNERSHIP
TITLE 07: COMMERCE AND TRADE
TITLE 08: CREDIT, INSOLVENCY AND SECURITY OF DEBTS
TITLE 09: ISLAMIC LAW OF BUSINESS ORGANISATION
TITLE 10: PERSONAL LAW AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS
TITLE 11: COURTS, PROCEDURE AND EVIDENCE
TITLE 12: ISLAMIC PUBLIC FINANCE
TITLE 13: MINORITIES AND THE ISLAMIC STATE
TITLE 14: IBADAT (RELIGIOUS DUTIES)
TITLE 15: MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS
TITLE 16: BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND GLOSSARY
TITLE 17: EXERCISES IN INTERPRETATION
Some of the topics listed above are very broad areas. They have been classified further and the sub-classifications are found by visiting the page for each topic.
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