Contemporary Ijtihad: Limits and Controversies by L. Ali KhanContemporary Ijtihad: Limits and Controversies by L. Ali Khan

Contemporary Ijtihad: Limits and Controversies

byL. Ali Khan, Hisham M. Ramadan

Paperback | September 17, 2012

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Examines the usefulness, challenges and limits of ijtihad for Muslims today. This book explores the limits and controversies of ijtihad in the context of the diverse needs of Muslim cultures and communities living in Muslim and non-Muslim nations and continents including Europe and NorthAmerica.Ijihad is the process of making a legal decision by independent interpretation of the legal sources. The resurgence of Islam, geopolitical crises involving Muslim nations, violence associated with Islam and the immigration of millions of Muslims to Western countries have impressed upon Muslims the need to rethink classical jurisprudence. As a result,andnbsp;a powerful contemporary ijtihad hasunleashed a tremendous intellectual energy that is transforming legal systems across the Muslim world.
L. Ali Khan is Professor of Law at the Washburn University, Hisham M. Ramadan is Professor of Criminology at the Kwantlen University.
Title:Contemporary Ijtihad: Limits and ControversiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.59 inPublished:September 17, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:074866856X

ISBN - 13:9780748668564