Often regarded as the most sophisticated of the traditional Islamic disciplines, Islamic Jurisprudence is concerned with the way in which the rituals and laws of religion are derived from the Qurâ€™an and theÂ Sunnahâ€”the precedent of the Prophet. Written as a university textbook,Â Principles of Islamic JurisprudenceÂ is distinguished by its clarity and readability; it is an essential reference work not only for students of Islamic law, but also for anyone with an interest in Muslim society or in issues of comparative Jurisprudence.
Dr Mohammad Hashim Kamali is Professor of Law at the International Islamic University Malaysia where he has been teaching Islamic law and jurisprudence since 1985. Among his other works are:Â Islamic Commercial Law,Â Freedom of Expression in Islam,Â The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective, andÂ Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam.
The best thing of its kind I have ever seen. Exactly the kind of thing I have wanted for years to put into the hands of students. -Professor Charles Adams (McGill University)
This book is a valuable addition to existing Islamic jurisprudential literature in English ... remarkably successful.-The Muslim World Book Review