Islamic Law, Ethics and Society

College Emmanuel College
Instructor(s) Reda, Nevin
Course Code EMT6873HS
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in EMT3873HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

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 Two courses in the area of Islam or permission of the instructor
Schedule Tue
Start Time 18:00
End Time 20:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 5
Maximum Enrolment 10
Additional Notes

Previously taught under the title of "Law, Ethics and Society"

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Previously Offered Winter 2023
Currently Offered Winter 2024