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Title: The status of the dhimmi in Islamic law
Author: Awang, A. R.
ISNI:       0000 0000 8231 1777
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1988
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This study concerns mainly with the status and position of dhimmi in various aspects of Islamic law. It is an attempt to survey the legal status of dhimmi in the scattered writings of Muslim jurists, and tie them up systematically in a one work. The Introduction deals with the purpose of the inquiry, the scope, and the relevant literature of the " thesis. In Chapter One the Muslim conception of the world, or Islamic law of nations; viz. dar al-Isläm, d8r alh" arb. dgr al-'ahd. is analysed as is the nature of the relationship among those states, and category of non- Muslims. Chapter Two is devoted to the dimmr's obligations pertaining to the fundamental concepts of lizyah kharä_i. 'ushr, and their need to observe some aspects of Islamic law. Chapter Three is concerned with the principles and aspects of the Islamic conception of tolerance towards non-Muslims as well as some archetypes of Muslim tolerance. Chapter Four gives a detailed discussion of the dhimmi's judicial status in Islamic criminal and family laws, and the law of contracts.Chapter Five is concerned mainly with the analysis of dhimmf's religio-socio-political status. The question of religious autonomy, political rights, economic, education, welfare etc. will be discussed. Finally, Chapter Six outlines the result of this study.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Islamic law