JEWISH, ISLAMIC AND MIDDLE EAST STUDIES 346
This course will present a general overview of Islamic law and an introduction to the study of religious legal authority which values consensus. It will then explore the formation of the major schools of law. Next it will debate the notions of 'ijtihad' and 'taqlid' and discuss how open and independent legal decisions have been in the Islamic world. It will also trace the transmission of legal knowledge in religious institutions across time and place by focusing on medieval Muslim societies and by closely examining the education of a modern-day Ayatollah. Please note: L75 546 is intended for graduate students only.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Eth; AS HUM; AS LCD; FA HUM; AR HUM