Doubt in Islamic Law a History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law By
 Intisar A. Rabb
Publisher Cambridge University Press Pub Date 2014 Pub Location GB Isbn 9781107080997 Course(s)


This book considers an important and largely neglected area of Islamic law by exploring how medieval Muslim jurists resolved criminal cases that could not be proven beyond a doubt. Intisar A. Rabb calls into question a controversial popular notion of Islamic law today, which is that Islamic law is a divine legal tradition that has little room for discretion or doubt, particularly in Islamic criminal law. Despite its contemporary popularity, the notion turns out to have been far outside the mainstream of Islamic law for most of its history.