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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.

Selected Readings

  • For introductory texts and leading classics that provide an overview of the field, see Introductory Materials tab. For specific topics/jurisdictions in Islamic law, try Specific Topics.
  • For more books under the library's holdings, browse the Subject Catalogue under Islamic law or perform a keyword search.
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.

Vernacular Materials

Some resources that could be useful for texts in the original vernacular (e.g. Arabic)