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Contemporary Issues in Islamic Law - UG Level 5


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 5
  • Convenor: Qudsia Mirza
  • Assessment: a 3000-word essay (100%)

Module description

In this module we provide an outline of classical Islamic law including an introductory overview of its origins and the historical development of the main schools of jurisprudence.

We focus particularly on the application of Islamic law and analyse well-established legal principles within the context of three main contemporary issues:

  • human rights
  • gender
  • finance.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will:

  • have a critical overview of foundational Islamic legal principles and their contemporary application
  • be able to critically analyse and evaluate such approaches within the context of contemporary legal issues in 'Western' (primarily UK and European) and Muslim majority societies.