Sharia and Islamic Law: Their Doctrinal Diversity and Their Status in the U.S. Legal System


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Peter Krug 608-298-7233

Public discourse about Sharia and Islamic law includes warnings that they present a growing danger to the U.S. legal system. To examine the grounds for these concerns, this course first will focus on the evolution of diverse doctrinal authority in Islamic law, which consists of interpretation of the divine texts that comprise Sharia. The course then will address the status of Islamic law in the United States, including its application in the courts and in religious arbitration. Examples of specific legal questions will be presented, but the course will not cover the full range of topics in Islamic law.


 Oakwood Village - University Woods - Arts   Center/Auditorium

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Meeting Time

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Start Date

 January 12, 2018

End Date

 February 16, 2018


 Minimal reading/discussion

Class Size

 No limit

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