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Islamic Law

Understanding Islamic Law in Theory and Practice

Mashood Baderin


Professor Mashood Baderin of the School of Oriental and African Studies explains the basic concepts of Islamic law. He discusses its sources, including the distinction between Sharīcah and Fiqh and its methods and principles. He concludes with a discussion of the various Schools of Islamic jurisprudence.


  • Islamic law

Mashood A. Baderin. Professor of Law, School of Law, SOAS, University of London. Email: