RELS346 - ISLAMIC LAW & MODERNITY

This course will focus on the development of Islamic law in the modern context.The functioning of traditional Islamic law (shari'a) in pre-modern times substantially from its counterpart in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Imperial, colonial and modern states in different geographies had a transformative impact on the practice of shari'a, replacing the traditional order and institutions in which sharia formed and developed with the new ones. In different contexts, intervention and pressure of states produced different outcomes for the communities and for those who represented traditional legal authority. We will analyze legal developments in various geographies with a focus on both state policies and local responses. We will also look at how Muslims understood shari'a in the twentieth century, how they employed it as ideology and how they tried to rethink its relevance in the contemporary time.
Section 401 - SEM
R 0130PM-0300PM
T 0130PM-0300PM
GARIPOVA, ROZALIYA
COLLEGE HALL 311F
WILLIAMS HALL 217