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Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: A Fresh Interpretation

Mohammad Hashim Kamali


This volume offers a fresh interpretation of Islamic punishments, namely ḥudūd, qiṣāṣ, and taʿzīr, based on a holistic reading of Qur’anic verses on the subject. To do this, the book provides a detailed review of the existing interpretations that have dominated the field. Also provided is a roundup of opinion of the leading contemporary scholars of Islamic law on many of the outstanding issues. The debate in Malaysia is covered in a separate section in some detail. This is because Malaysia provides a good case study of the problematics of Islamic criminal law in a contemporary Muslim society w ... More

Keywords: shariah, punishment, Qur’an, Sunnah, ḥudūd, qiṣāṣ, taʿzīr, reforms, courts, Muslim countries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190910648
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190910648.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mohammad Hashim Kamali, author
International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies

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Front Matter

Part One Shariah Perspectives