Mohammad Hashim Kamali is Founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia. He was Professor of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the International Islamic University, Malaysia, and then Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Jordan; Institute of Advanced Study Berlin, and Afghanistan's Academy of Sciences.
`A solid jump-start into the subject for -inquiring minds.' * Library Journal * `Comprehensive in its scope and detailed in discussing how shariah addresses issues such as worship, criminal law, gender and family, banking and finance, and modern bioethical and environmental concerns. Kamali is a sound scholar and an encyclopedic source of information on shariah's theoretical and applied aspects, and this book reflects that erudition.' * Publishers Weekly * `Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali is one of the leading scholars of our time in the Islamic legal field, to which this book is a timely and critical contribution. His thoughtful, in-depth and accessible responses to essential questions help the reader to gain a comprehensive understanding of crucial Islamic notions.' -- Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies, University of Oxford `A must read for anyone seeking answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Shariah and a masterly demonstration of the contextualization of Shariah law in today's setting.' -- Abdullah Saeed, Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne `A most appropriate book that provides a clear understanding of Shariah law, especially in these times of general misunderstanding about the system in the West. Highly recommended.' -- Mashood A. Baderin, Professor of Laws, School of Law, SOAS University of London `A clear-eyed, scholarly, thorough and timely general treatment of the most pressing questions an English-speaking layman may have about the Shariah.' -- HRH Prince Ghazi