Equity and Fairness in Islam (Islamic Law and Jurisprudence series) (Paperback)

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This is the first work in the English language to deal specifically with the subjects of equity and fairness in Islamic law. Prof M H Kamali takes these concepts back to their origin in the Qur'an, the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and the era of the Companions of the Prophet in the first two centuries of Islam. This is followed by discussions of equity as a basis for the formulation of Islamic law and a comparison between it and other concepts essential for law making such as general consensus, analogical reasoning and considerations of public interest. Part Two of Equity and Fairness in Islam is an attempt to apply the concepts of equity and fairness to certain issues of contemporary concern and especially to commercial transactions. The issues raised here are related to Islamic banking, sale transactions, charitable endowments, pensions funds and other long-term saving accounts. Equity and Fairness in Islam can be read in conjunction with M H Kamali's titles especially Islamic Commercial Law.

About the Author

Mohammad H. Kamali is a professor of Islamic law at the International Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has held numerous academic positions in Canada and the U.S., and is the author of Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam, Freedom of Expression in Islam, and Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781903682425
ISBN-10: 1903682428
Publisher: Islamic Texts Society
Publication Date: April 1st, 2005
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Islamic Law and Jurisprudence series