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The Islamic Conception of Justice

Majid Khadduri
foreword by R. K. Ramazani

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In The Islamic Conception of Justice, Majid Khadduri, one of the world's preeminent authorities on Islamic justice and jurisprudence, presents his extensive study and reflection on Islamic political, legal, ethical, and social philosophy. This book is both a magisterial historical synthesis and an illumination of the beliefs and practices of modern Islam. Throughout, Khadduri discusses not only the meaning of justice in general but also how justice has undergone significant changes in the modern age. The final chapter deals with the impact of Western notions of justice, with especial emphasis...

In The Islamic Conception of Justice, Majid Khadduri, one of the world's preeminent authorities on Islamic justice and jurisprudence, presents his extensive study and reflection on Islamic political, legal, ethical, and social philosophy. This book is both a magisterial historical synthesis and an illumination of the beliefs and practices of modern Islam. Throughout, Khadduri discusses not only the meaning of justice in general but also how justice has undergone significant changes in the modern age. The final chapter deals with the impact of Western notions of justice, with especial emphasis on the recurrence of fundamentalist movements such as the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Pakistan, and other Islamic lands.

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9
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272
ISBN
9780801869747
Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
System of Transliteration and Abbreviations
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Political Justice
Chapter 3. Theological Justice
Chapter 4. Philosophical Justice
Chapter 5. Ethical Justice
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Foreword
Preface
System of Transliteration and Abbreviations
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Political Justice
Chapter 3. Theological Justice
Chapter 4. Philosophical Justice
Chapter 5. Ethical Justice
Chapter 6. Legal Justice
Chapter 7. Justice among Nations
Chapter 8. Social Justice
Chapter 9. Changes in the Concept of Justice under Modern Conditions
Appendix: Human Rights in Islam
Glossary
Select Bibliography
Index

Author Bios
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Majid Khadduri

Majid Khadduri is Professor Emeritus of the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. Before coming to the United States in 1947 he served in the government of Iraq and, as a member of the Delegation of Iraq, participated in the San Francisco Conference which prepared the United Nations Charter.
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R. K. Ramazani

R. K. Ramazani is the Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. His many books include the prizewinning Foreign Policy of Iran 1500-1941: A Developing Nation in World Affairs.