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Between God and the Sultan: A History of Islamic Law

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  • Between God and the Sultan: A History of Islamic Law (Oxford University Press, USA) – Trade paperback (2006)
    by Knut S Vikr

    Between God and the Sultan: A History of Islamic Law

    Trade paperback, Oxford University Press, USA
    2006
    English
    387 pages

    ISBN: 0195223985
    ISBN-13: 9780195223989

    The contrast between religion and law has been continuous throughout Muslim history. Islamic law has always existed in a tension between these two forces: God, who gave the law, and the state--the sultan--representing society and implementing the law. This tension and dynamic have created a very particular history for the law--in how it was formulated and by whom, in its theoretical basis and its actual rules, and in how it was practiced in historical reality from the time of its formation until today. That is the main ... Show more

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