AAPTIS 468 - Islamic Law
Section: 001
Term: WN 2011
Subject: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
AAPTIS 262 or RELIGION 204.
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Meet Together Classes:
Primary Instructor:

This course will introduce students to classical Islamic legal theory and some applications of positive law in the Sunni tradition. After a brief review of the seminal controversies that defined the "formative period," and the development of Islamic legal theory, we will examine the interpretive modus operandi of the full-blown schools of law in the "post-formative" era. This will include an examination of such key issues as ijtihad versus taqlid, the madhhab (or school of law), the legal responsum (fatwa), legal ecclecticism, and the issue of legal change, stasis and borrowing. This will be carried out via a general overview of a number of areas of positive law, e.g., marriage, divorce, abortion, child custody and legal procedure. The course will conclude with a look at developments in Islamic legal thinking in modern times, including an examination of some legal response (in translation) to some important modern controversies and a few samples of jurisprudential writings of Muslim scholars in the East and West. All required readings will be in English.

AAPTIS 468 - Islamic Law
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
24699
Closed
Wolv. Access
2Graduate Standing
-
W 5:05PM - 8:05PM
Note: This course is restricted to graduate students. This course meets together with LAW 812 and corresponds with the Law school winter calendar. The class begins 1/12/11 and ends 05/05/11.
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