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Spring 2022 Course

Introduction to Islamic Law

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: One Day Take-Home

This course is a broad introduction to Islamic law in historical and contemporary forms.  We will first cover the origins and early development of Islamic law, with a focus on how the sources of Islamic law were used to derive a diverse body of rules and how those rules were implemented. We will then turn to the modern era and examine how Islamic law is relevant to legal systems around the world today, using case studies of family law, food law, finance, and criminal law.