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Islamic Law: General Texts and Bibliographies
Guide to Islamic law resources in the C J Koh Law Library as well as open access resources.
Publication Date: Islamic Texts Society, 1997-12-01, New Ed of John Hopkins, 1961.
Acknowledgement: We wish to thank Zamiq Azmeer '18 (LL.B. (Hon.) NUS) for his advice and invaluable assistance in providing two titles for this page.
Bibliographies are an excellent starting point for research as they provide a comprehensive reference of resources. They are usually consolidated by an expert in the field, with authoritative and leading recommendations by topic. Some bibliographies also include helpful and concise summaries and commentaries.
For researchers unfamiliar with Islamic law, they are particularly instructive as they can provide references to original Arabic sources and high-quality English translations where available.
Oxford Bibliographies on Islamic law has a powerful list of authoritative recommendations for both general and specific topics to get you started.
The "Related Articles" section is also useful for related bibliographies on specific topics, such as Islamic finance and criminal law.
Christopher Anglim (KA618 Ang 2019)
Provides background and annotated bibliography of primary and secondary materials.
Google Books provides useful benefits:
Able to search within the full-text of books
Locate books outside the NUS Libraries collection
Some resources that could be useful for texts in the original vernacular (e.g. Arabic):
Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (1475-1900): Full-text searchable digital library of early printed books in Arabic script. Module 1 contains texts on 'Religion and Law'. These texts were from the former British Museum Library and the India Office Library.