Tobacco Smoking Under Islamic Law: Controversy Over Its Introduction

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Dr. Aziz Batran's work, advanced in this volume, is pioneering on two important levels. It is the first work to appear in any language on the tobacco controversy and analyzes it within the frame of the religious and political atmosphere of the first period of its introduction. Secondly, this book has the merit of discussing the importance of legal opinion [fetwa], a neglected institution little known to Western scholarship. Taken together, these two contributions add greatly to our knowledge of the history of West Africa ...

Tobacco Smoking Under Islamic Law: Controversy Over Its Introduction 2003, Amana Publications

ISBN-13: 9781590080207

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