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DR503Z: ISLAMIC LAW (2016-2017)

Last modified: 15 Feb 2017 16:01


Course Overview

Islamic Law is central to Islam and is the blueprint for every part of life and every field of law – constitutional, international, criminal, civil, commercial and family law, as well as doctrine and worship, ethics, morality and manners.  An understanding of Islamic law provides valuable insight into Muslim culture and communities.  This course will look at the underlying principles of Islamic Law and examine the area of family law and the position of women in particular.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Dawoud El-Alami

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will look at the textual sources and historical development of the Shari'a with particular emphasis on its underlying principles.&nbsp &nbsp The course&nbsp will focus on the specific topic of family law:  marriage, divorce, custody and guardianship of children and succession as an area of great importance to the majority of Muslims. It will examine in detail the position of women in Islamic law and society.  It will go on to examine the application of Islamic Family Law in modern contexts – Codified and uncodified laws and legal systems in Muslim countries and the application of Shari’a amongst Muslim Communities in non-Muslim countries – with specific reference to the UK

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

5000 word written assignment (70%); 2 x 1000 word book reviews (30%).

Resit: 1x 6000 word essay.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Formative feedback will be provided in writing normally within one week with regard to project proposals and formative stages (bibliography, literature review, first draft).

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