Law, Ethics, and Society
College: Emmanuel College
Course Code: 
EMT3873HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

The seminar will undertake to study the Islamic Legal Theory (usul al-fiqh) and Practice (fiqh) in conjunction with Islamic ethics, which serves as an integral part of the juridical tradition of Islam. The sources of law like the Qur'an, the Tradition (Sunna), Consensus (Ijma'), Analogy (qiyas) and Reason ('aql) will be examined in connection with the process by which legal decisions in Islam are made. The course will provide an opportunity to students of comparative ethics and law to learn about one of the well-developed religious-ethical systems in Abrahamic traditions. In addition, this course will offer a study of interaction between faith and history in Islam which has impacted upon the development of ethical-legal judgments in the Shari?a. Assessment: Reading papers, book reviews, and a final paper.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2014
Fall 2011
Start Time: 
11:00
End Time: 
13:00
Schedule: 
Wed
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Means of Evaluation: