Readership: Scholars and advanced students of legal philosophy, comparative law, religion, and Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.
Anver M. Emon, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Anver M. Emon is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where he specializes in Islamic law and history. Professor Emon's research focus is on premodern and modern Islamic law and legal theory, premodern modes of governance and adjudication, and the role of Shari'a both inside and outside the Muslim world. He is the founding editor of Middle East Law and Governance: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and lectures widely about the intersection between rule of law, governance, and Shari'a.
"All in all, Emon's book is a fine work and the incorporation of his knowledge of legal philosophy from outside the Islamic tradition in his study will make this publication of particular interest to students and legal experts who come from outside the discipline of Islamic Studies, and have a particular interest in this truly fascinating period." - David Warren, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations
"Emon's fascinating inquiry into the complex network of beliefs and commitments that inform works of legal theory is an important and timely contribution to the study of Islamic law." - Rumee Ahmed, Review of Middle East Studies
"This work is an excellent addition to the literature on Islamic law." -
Yushau Sodiq, The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences
"The crystal clarity with which Emon guides his reader through the developments is one of the book's great virtues." - Taneli Kukkonen, Philosophy in Review
II: Hard Natural Law
III: The Voluntarist Critique of Hard Natural Law
IV: Soft Natural Law