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Sharia law and the Qur'an: providing Islamic jurisprudential modules

Mark Van Hoorebeek (Bradford University, Bradford, UK)
Chris Gale (Bradford University, Bradford, UK)

Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

ISSN: 1753-7983

Article publication date: 30 May 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to outline the challenges and potential solutions of initiating a Sharia law module within a UK law school.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach is practical with focus placed on the local and international dimensions.

Findings

Sharia law is a popular module which adds to a law graduate's portfolio of international legal experience alongside the supplementary benefits provided to students attending from other disciplines. The advantages of interactions with local communities are also discussed.

Originality/value

Only a relatively small number of UK law schools run a module concerning Sharia or Islamic law, thus the paper facilitates other schools furthering the international aspects involved in the teaching and practice of law.

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Citation

Van Hoorebeek, M. and Gale, C. (2008), "Sharia law and the Qur'an: providing Islamic jurisprudential modules", Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 138-144. https://doi.org/10.1108/17537980810890310

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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