Introduction to Islamic Law
Law (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 6
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
05 August 2019
Requisites for this module
Islamic law (Shariah) refers to the set of legal rules that governs Muslim society and regulates different aspect of it. Due to the significance of Islamic Law, Muslim majority countries have adopted particular systems of regulation for specific sectors such as the financial sector or administration of justice.
This module aims to provide you with the knowledge of Islamic Law. The teaching team comprises academic members of staff who are recognised Islamic Law experts.
The module aims to familiarise you with basics of Islam law in different areas ranging from Islamic family law, Islamic justice and criminal law, Islamic finance and human rights from Islamic Perspective. The students will learn about the Islamic law in different fields with focus on theoretical thoughts and contemporary examples of different countries. The module is suggested to students who would like to learn about basic concepts of Islamic law and their applications in the contemporary world.
By the end of the module, you will have gained:
1- A critical understanding of key concepts and approaches of Islamic law;
2- A clear understanding of the fundamental challenges of Islamic law in the contemporary world.
3- An ability to analyse and evaluate differing opinions on legal and ethical argument.
4- Various skills in critical thinking, leading a group presentation, debating and writing a critical informed essay.
LW359 offers a foundational knowledge of Islamic Law. This is an inter-disciplinary module with focus on socio- legal aspects of Islamic Law in the contemporary world.
The first part of the module provides an overview of the history of Islamic law, its nature and its continuous developments with the requirements of modern society. It then addresses the main sources, methods and principles of Islamic law.
The second part of the module focuses on particular legal sectors such as Islamic family law, Islamic financial law, introduction to human rights from Islamic Law and application of Islamic Law in Diaspora.
Teaching and learning on this module consists of interactive lectures, group work and presentations. It also requires your regular reading. The teaching comprises a weekly two-hours lecture.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Sahar Maranlou, Mr Mohammed Alshaleel
Law General Office, 01206 872529, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Christopher Lloyd
Oxford Brookes University
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Of 20 hours, 20 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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