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Crime and Punishment in Islamic LawA Fresh Interpretation$
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Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190910648

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190910648.001.0001

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(p.1) I Introduction
Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Oxford University Press

The introductory chapter provides an overview of the book, the level of interest in the subject, and how shariah crimes and penalties feature in the larger discourse of Islamic revivalism/resurgence. Then it offers a bird’s-eye view of the major themes and outstanding issues in the book. It also discusses how the Muslim masses experience public sensitivity about scriptural issues. These factors present limitations for researchers generally, with a greater effect perhaps in some Muslim countries more than others.

Keywords:   shariah, crimes, punishments, ḥudūd, retaliation, Muslim countries, applied laws, shariah courts, modern opinion, reforms

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