Overview for Sources of Islamic Law
As is a perfect code of conduct, Islam is based on science and logic. Islamic legal system is based on Holy Quran and Holy Tradition. Rest is explanation of these two sources. Islamic Law is known as Shariah also. Shariah has certain laws, which are regarded as divinely ordained, concrete and timeless for all relevant situations (for example, the ban against drinking liquor as an intoxicant). It also has certain laws, which derived from principles, established by Islamic jurists. However, the primary sources of Islamic Law are always Holy Quran adn Tradition. At the heart of Islamic Law lie the teachings of God and the acts and sayings the Holy prophet, Muhammad (Pbuh). Shariah or Islamic Law, is founded on the Quran and the Sunnah. This book discusses various sources and basis of Islamic Law and its applications.
Yousuf Jamal (Author)
Yousuf Jamal, a legal expert and scholar of law, in his own right, is a practising lawyer in Delhi. A product of Aligarh Muslim University, he has attained academic heights in his academic pursuit in law. Recently, he has devoted his attention to Islamic Law. Apart from his professional engagements, he has braved to find time for serious research and writing. This is his first endeavour on Islamic Legal System.
M H Syed (Editor)
Dr. M.H. Syed, an academic and scholar in his own right, is basically a political scientist. He has further diversified his interests into research and serious studies in subjects like History, International Relations, Human Rights etc. An M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. in Political Science, M.A. in English Literature, diploma in International Relations and Diploma in Journalism. He began his career as a feature writer in All India Radio and Press Information Bureau. Later, he was associated with United News of India and Times of India. He has also edited several periodicals and penned dozens of articles for esteemed dailies and weeklies., apart from participating in various seminars and symposia. As an author, he has several books to his credit, in addition to dozens edited by him for reputed publishers. An established name in literary circles, Dr. Syed is totally devoted to research and writing.