Islamic Law, Ethics and Society
College: Emmanuel College
Instructor(s): Reda, Nevin
Graduate degree students enrol in EMT6872HS
Course Code: 
EMT3872HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

This seminar is an introduction to Sharia, the Islamic ethical-legal tradition or, more precisely, Sharia's interpretation (fiqh). Of primary concern are the methodologies of its derivation, including its core principles, such as the Qur'ran, the Phrophet's tradition (Sunna), consensus (ijma), and reasoning by analogy (qiyas). The course will also introduce students to the theory f the objectives of the law (maqasid al-shari'a) and legal maxims (al- -fiqhiyya al-kulliyya), which are important resources in contemporary Islamic ethical-legal reasoning. It will examine Sharia's institiions, the he historical development of its schools of thought ( ), and the processes by which ethical-legal decisions are made. Students will also have the opportunity to examine its applications in case studies of contemporary significance, mainly in the areas of biomedical ethics and sexual ethics.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Two courses in the area of Islam or permission of the instructor
Winter 2023
Schedule: 
TBA
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
20
Additional Notes: 
Previously taught under the title of "Law, Ethics and Society"
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper