The course will elaborate–Islamic Legal theories including their philosophical, historical and sociological basis.-. The Course will cover the history and the growth of the Muslim legal system, the primary and secondary sources of Islamic Law: a). The Quran and the Traditions b). Ijma and customs, Juristic Deduction: a). Qiy’as or Analogy, b). Istehsan or Juristic -preference, c). Istedlal, d). Ijtehad and Taqlid.

Recommended Reading:

1. Coulson, N. J. A History of Islamic law. Edinburgh: University Press, 1964, (2006 rpt.)

2. Engineer, Asghar Ali. Islam: Misgivings and History. New Delhi: Vitasta, 2008.

3. Faruki, Kemal A. Islamic Jurisprudence. Karachi: Royal Books, 2003 (rpt.).

4. Hassan, Ahmad. The Early Development of Islamic Jurisprudence. Islamabad: Islamic Research Institute, 1970.

5. Khadduri, Majid. (Tr.) Al-Shafi’i’s Risala (Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence. Cambridge: Islamic Text Society, 2008 (rpt.)

6. Nyazee, Imran A. Khan. Outlines of Islamic Jurisprudence, 4th edn. Islamabad: Advanced Legal Studies Institute, 2008.

7. Nyazee, Imran A. Theories of Islamic Law. Islamabad: Advanced Legal Studies Institute, 2007.

8. Rahim, Abdur. The Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence. New Delhi: Kitab Bhavan 2006. (rpt.).

9. Schact, Joseph. An Introduction to Islamic Law. Oxford: OUP, 1983.