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Fall 2012-2013
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Islamic Family Law

Hossein Modarressi

This course examines the oulines of Islamic family law in gender issues, sexual ethics, family structure, family planning, marriage and divorce, parenthood, child guardianship and custody, etc. The course starts with a general survey of Islamic legal system: its history and developments, structure and spirit, and the attempts of the Muslim jurists to come to terms with the challenge of time.

Sample reading list:
B. Weiss, The Spirit of Islamic Law
Judith E. Tucker, Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law
J. Nasir, The Islamic Law of Personal Status
K. Hodkinson, Muslim Family Law
K.N. Ahmed, The Muslim Law of Divorce
D. Pearl and W. Menski, Muslim Family Law

Reading/Writing assignments:
About 150 pages of reading per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Mid term Exam - 30%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23163 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Frist Campus Center   207   Enrolled:8 Limit:12