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The Islamic Conception of Justice

by Majid Khadduri

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A helpful book. The first 3-4 chapters make for slow reading, but the rest of the book is very readable and accessible.

There's some interesting stuff here. Who knew, for instance, that Muslim scholars as early as 1869 had produced a civil code combining Shari'a law with Western influences? Or that ibn Taymiya, a well-known 14th century jurist, regarded only defensive wars as legitimate in his definition of jihad?
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In The Islamic Conception of Justice, Majid Khadduri, one of the world's preeminent authorities on Islamic justice and jurisprudence, presents his extensive study and reflection on Islamic political, legal, ethical, and social philosophy. This book is both a magisterial historical synthesis and an illumination of the beliefs and practices of modern Islam. Throughout, Khadduri discusses not only the meaning of justice in general but also how justice has undergone significant changes in the modern age. The final chapter deals with the impact of Western notions of justice, with especial emphasis on the recurrence of fundamentalist movements such as the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Pakistan, and other Islamic lands.

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