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Islamic Law: Introductory Materials

Guide to Islamic law resources in the C J Koh Law Library as well as open access resources.

Concise Introductory Articles

Introductory Texts

Brief list of leading classics and introductory texts in the field. The contributions by classic authors (e.g. Schacht) have been built on, and corrected for, by others such as Wael Hallaq:


Clarifying terminology which is particularly necessary for Islamic terms in their original language (e.g. Arabic / Turkish / Persian):

Handbooks, Manuals etc.

Researchers will find these helpful with their topical approaches and distillation of current issues in the field:


Get a quick overview of topics using A-Z reference:

Islamic Law:

General Topics in Islam:

Specific Topics: