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LA9E0 - An Introduction to Islamic Law

  • Module code: LA9E0
  • Module name: An Introduction to Islamic Law
  • Department: Law School
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Specifically the module aims for students to: 1. Understand and engage in the theoretical discourse regarding Islamic law. In particular, an understanding of the development of the principal sources of Islamic law in the area of family and property rights and its incorporation in state legislation. 2. Engage and present critical legislative and context-based analysis of issues relating to legal reform in jurisdictions in the Muslim world and to identify principles of Islamic law in legislation of various Muslim countries covered in the module. 3. To enable students to analyse recognition and application of Islamic law in the Muslim diaspora by individuals, society, state and non-governmental institutions. 4. The module will rely on English language scholarship and English translations of the primary sources of Islamic law i.e., the Quran and Hadith. Since the course is a half module, a selection of topics will be covered.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: LA9E0-20)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • LLM International Development Law and Human Rights (M1M2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Advanced Legal Studies (M3PJ) - Year 2