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Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-First Century. Themes in Islamic Law, Volume 2. by Rudolph Peters

Rudolph Peters book is about crimes and their punishments as laid down in Islamic law. In recent years some of the more fundamentalist regimes, such as those of Iran, Pakistan, Sudan and the northern states of Nigeria have reintroduced Islamic law in place of western criminal codes. Peters gives a detailed account of the classical doctrine and traces the enforcement of criminal law from the Ottoman period to the present day. The accounts of actual cases which range from theft, banditry, murder, fornication and apostasy shed light on the complexities of the law, and the sensitivity and perspicacity of the qadis who implemented it. This is the first single-authored account of both the theory and practice of Islamic criminal law. It will be invaluable for students, and scholars in the field, as well as for professionals looking for comprehensive coverage of the topic.
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Although criminal law in other legal systems tends to be organized according to the nature of crimes, criminal offenses under classical Islamic law are categorized according to the nature and sources of punishments.
Rudolph Peters

Crimes and Punishments Under Islamic Law

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Distinguishing Features of the Islamic Penal System

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To do this, the book provides a detailed review of the existing interpretations that have dominated the field. Also provided is a roundup of opinion of the leading contemporary scholars of Islamic law on many of the outstanding issues. The debate in Malaysia is covered in a separate section in some detail. This is because Malaysia provides a good case study of the problematics of Islamic criminal law in a contemporary Muslim society w This is because Malaysia provides a good case study of the problematics of Islamic criminal law in a contemporary Muslim society with effects on a sizeable non-Muslim minority. The discussion also provides a series of shorter reviews on similar issues in fourteen other Muslim countries. Forgot password?

This chapter deals with Islamic criminal law. The system of proofs that is integrated into substantive law is given consideration, along with the characteristic features of substantive and procedural law. The chapter also discusses several contemporary topics relevant to Islamic criminal law, including the nulla poena sine lege principle and the age of criminal responsibility. Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription. Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

This is an apt publication for modern times, in which 'Sharia' has become a byword for an unacceptable social system, and is vilified as such; when crime is rife in communities governed by Sharia; and when in the non-Islamic West, the Islamic social and criminal justice systems are subject to intense public scrutiny and criticism, but remain little understood. The author presents a clear and factual account of the Islamic criminal justice system, expounding what he considers to be the real issues of Sharia, often ignored or misrepresented by both Islamic and Western scholars, and explaining its wider Islamic context and ethics, its Arabic roots, classical heritage and terminology, and its relevance to contemporary Muslim societies. Contents : concept of crime; features of Islamic criminal liability; defences to Islamic criminal liability; 'Hudud' crimes; 'Zina' - adultery or fornication; 'Qadhf' - slander or false accusation; 'Hadd' offence of 'al-sariqa' - theft; 'Hadd' offence of 'shurbul khamr' - wine drinking; 'Hiraba' - brigandage or highway armed robbery; 'Riddah' - apostasy; 'Baghye' - rebellion or treason; 'Qisas - retaliation; 'Ta'azir' punishment. Don't see your favourite store? Our eBooks are available from many more retailers, simply search with the ISBN to find it somewhere else. Yahaya Yunusa Bambale. Crimes and Punishments Under Islamic Law by Yahaya Yunusa Bambale This is an apt publication for modern times, in which 'Sharia' has become a byword for an unacceptable social system, and is vilified as such; when crime is rife in communities governed by Sharia; and when in the non-Islamic West, the Islamic social and criminal justice systems are subject to intense public scrutiny and criticism, but remain little understood.

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  1. Islamic criminal law (Arabic: ??? ???????? ) is criminal law in accordance with Sharia. Strictly .. Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge University Press.

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