A History of Islamic Societies by Ira M. Lapidus

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By Ira M. Lapidus

Lengthy thought of a vintage, A heritage of Islamic Societies is now that rather more invaluable a reference for basic readers and students alike. largely praised for its balanced and accomplished account, Ira Lapidus' paintings has been absolutely revised in its assurance of every state and area of the Muslim international via 2001. It comprises the origins and evolution of Islamic societies and brings into concentration the historic approaches that gave form to the manifold sorts of modern Islam. The concluding chapters survey the turning out to be effect of the Islamist activities inside nationwide states and of their transnational or international dimensions, together with the Islamic revival, Islamist politics and terrorism. An up to date dialogue of the jobs of ladies in Islamic societies is additional, with new sections approximately Afghanistan and Muslims in Europe, the USA, and the Philippines. Ira M. Lapidus is Professor Emeritus of historical past on the college of California at Berkeley. His many books and articles comprise Islam, Politics and Social hobbies (University of California Press, 1988) and Muslim towns within the Later center a long time (Cambridge, 1984).

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They claimed, however, that their uncle had been the killer. The case was submitted to the mufti who explained that everything depended on the ownership of the calf. If the calf was the property of the two brothers, then 19 Ebussuud and D¨uzdaˇg, Fetvaları, no. 780. The classical doctrine 27 Y¯usuf and his relatives had acted unlawfully against them. 5]. 4 Repentance (tawba) A very special form of exemption from punishment can in some cases be brought about by repentance. It is an interesting defence that does not fit in Western theories of criminal law, because it is connected neither with the mens rea nor with the unlawfulness of the act.

G. through abetting or offering assistance. Therefore, under Malikite law, both the person who prepared poison, knowing that it would be used to kill someone, and the person who actually administered it can be sentenced to death by way of retaliation. The same is true if, for instance, three men drag a person to an isolated place and only one of them actually shoots him. 22 Mahd¯ı, Fat¯aw¯a, vol. VI, p. 25. , vol. VI, p. 480. 4, a father cannot be sentenced to death for killing his child). In such a situation, the Hanafites, contrary to the other schools, hold that none of the perpetrators can be sentenced to retaliation.

In order to protect the life of the unborn child, a pregnant woman is not subjected to corporal punishment; the sentence will be carried out after delivery. In case of a death sentence, the execution is stayed until after the weaning of the child. If a person, having committed several crimes, is sentenced to a number of different penalties, each of them must be carried out. If this is physically impossible, the authorities must first execute those sentences that are founded on the claims of men and then those resulting from the claims of God.

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