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Islamic Law Research Guide

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Islamic law is the religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition.It is derived from the religious precepts of Islam, particularly the Quran and the Hadith. In Arabic, the term sharīʿah refers to God's immutable divine law and is contrasted with fiqh, which refers to its human scholarly interpretations.The manner of its application in modern times has been a subject of dispute between Muslim traditionalists and reformists.

This research guide aims to provide basic primary and secondary sources of Islamic law for researchers.