Constructing Ethics in Islam: Shari'a, Society and Contemporary Challenges (Special Subject)

This module offers an in-depth introduction to Islamic law (Shari'a), a central component of the Islamic tradition. We will explore the Islamic legal tradition past and present by looking at its history, theory and contemporary practice in light of key themes such as Jihad and War; Sex and Marriage; Rights and Law; and Politics and Governance. The module examines the ways in which the values, doctrines and practices of Islamic law are shaped through text and context.