The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction
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Gain an insight into some of the diversity of Muslim belief and practice
In this ground-breaking new course, students will work with renowned academics from the University of Edinburgh and other leading universities across the world to explore scholarly perspectives on the Sharia and Islamic law.
This five-week course explores some of the diverse roles that the Sharia and Islamic law have played in Muslim life, both historically and today, encouraging students to think critically about the nature of religious law and its many manifestations.
The course is open to anyone interested in learning more about how the Sharia has been understood in Muslim life and law in different parts of the world, both historically and today.
- Reflect on the nature of modern law, and explore the distinctions between secular and religious law.,Collaborate with others on broadening your knowledge.,Read and reflect on primary sources ranging from prominent poets, popular chat shows, award-winning documentaries, Islamist leaders, and the Qur’an itself.,Read and interpret cutting edge research and hear from leading academic experts.,Explore some of the controversies surrounding the Sharia and Islamic law in a collegial manner in an academic environment.,Assess the impact of colonialism in the Muslim World.,Investigate the place of Islamic law in modern sources such as constitutions, and some of the debates over the role of religious law in modern societies.
- The course is open to anyone interested in learning more about how the Sharia has been understood in Muslim life and law in different parts of the world, both historically and today.