Teaching and learning Islamic Law in a globalised world : some reflections and perspectives
Ali, Shaheen Sardar. (2011) Teaching and learning Islamic Law in a globalised world : some reflections and perspectives. Journal of Legal Education, Vol.61 (No.2). pp. 206-230. ISSN 0022-2208Full text not available from this repository.
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This paper is an attempt to highlight some questions and issues inherent in the conceptualisation, development, and delivery of Islamic law curricula in diverse jurisdictions and in an increasingly globalized academic environment.
There exist significant challenges, both conceptual and methodological, for Islamic law teaching in Muslim and non-Muslim jurisdictions. In Muslim jurisdictions, it is imperative to move beyond an exclusively doctrinal, literal,
and inflexible approach to teaching and learning Islamic law. To achieve this, instructors need to consciously evaluate the content of their courses as well as
their classroom techniques. However, that approach presents somewhat of a dilemma: On the one hand Muslim academics endorse the dynamic and varied interpretations enriching the Islamic legal tradition by different schools of
juristic thought. On the other hand, in reality, this diversity and dynamism does not translate to a tolerant intellectual environment in the academy and indeed
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Legal Education|
|Publisher:||Georgetown University Law Center|
|Official Date:||November 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 206-230|
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