Islamic Law

Lena Salaymeh*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

5 Scopus citations


'Islamic law' refers to the diverse legal systems that have been and continue to be produced with the objective of being in line with the Islamic faith. This article provides an overview of Islamic legal history and a basic explanation of orthodox Islamic jurisprudential methodology that demonstrates the diversity, flexibility, and breadth of Islamic legal systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - 26 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Court
  • Fiqh
  • Hadith
  • Islam
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law
  • Legal history
  • Legal school
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Orthodoxy
  • Qurn
  • Shariah
  • Sunnah
  • UsUl al-fiqh


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