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By Rudolph Peters

Rudolph Peters' e-book, first released in 2006, is set crimes and their punishments as laid down in Islamic legislations. in recent times the various extra fundamentalist regimes, similar to these of Iran, Pakistan, Sudan and the northern states of Nigeria have reintroduced Islamic legislation as opposed to western felony codes. Peters provides a close account of the classical doctrine and lines the enforcement of felony legislation from the Ottoman interval to the current day. The debts of exact instances which diversity from robbery, banditry, homicide, fornication and apostasy make clear the complexities of the legislation, and the sensitivity and perspicacity of the qadis who applied it. this is often the 1st single-authored account of either the speculation and perform of Islamic felony legislation. it is going to be worthy for college students, and students within the box, in addition to for pros trying to find entire assurance of the topic.

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