Comparing Religions through Law: Judaism and Islam

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INDEX

a
agriculture, laws of Judaism 23, 25-26
appointed times see Sabbath, observance of

c
charity, giving of alms in Islam and Judaism 15
Christianity:
dietary laws 8
monotheism and religions of Islam and Judaism 2-6

d
damages:
halakkah and civil conduct 23-24, 28-30

f
family life in Islam and Judaism 15
fasting as a shared category of Islam and Judaism 15
fiqh, knowledge or understanding in Islamic law 55-59;
legal reasoning based on community and regional practices 62-65
food, impurity and avoidance of as a shared category of Islam and Judaism 14
fuqaha, legal scholars’ authority in Islamic law 238-39

h
Hajj see pilgrimage to Mecca
halakkah:
high priest and king, rules governing 85-86;
Israelite court system 103-15;
midrash uniting Mishnah and scripture 81-83;
settling moot questions 90-92;
systematic law code formed by Oral Torah of the Mishnah 20-32
high priest and king, rules of law governing 85-86
holy things, Oral Torah of Mishnah and everyday life 24, 30-31

i
individual relationship to God as a shared category of Islam and Judaism 14-15
Islam:
administration of law 128-39,
judges 133-38,
legal scholars 128-39,
Muftis 138-39;
courts of law: evidence 122,
jurisdiction 21-22,
punishments 22-24;
doctrine and law 7;
fiqh, knowledge and understanding in Islamic law 55-59;
legal reasoning based on community and regional practices 62-64,
juristic preference 77-81;
monotheism and religions of Christianity and Judaism 2-6;
practices and way of life of the prophet 49-54;
Qur’an: scripture revealing God’s message 39-49,
and hadith collections 10;
slavery, degrees of in law 135;
systems of social and political order 7;
traits of reacting to variables of time, place or inner logic 6-11

j
jihad, war against sin 16-17
Judaism:
dietary laws 8;
diverse modes of religiosity, belief and expression 7;
dual Torah, forming a systematic law code 20-60;
enlandisement of the Land of Israel 8;
Israelite court system and law enforcement 103-15;
logic in formation of Judaic law 81-101,
juristic preference 77-81;
monotheism and religions of Judaism, Islam and Christianity 2-6;
Orthodox, Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist 7;
sage held to constitute a living Torah 139-50;
traits of reacting to variables of time, place or inner logic 6-11;
see also shared categories of Islam and Judaism

k
king, rules and law applied to 85-86

l
law:
high priest and king, rules of law applied to 85-86;
judicial administration

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • 1 - Comparing Islam and Judaism in Particular 1
  • 2 - The Authoritative Legal Documents of Judaism and Islam 18
  • 3 - The Intellectual Sources of the Law 61
  • 4 - The Working of the Law 103
  • 5 - The Working of the Law 127
  • 6 - Disproportions 153
  • 7 - Unique Categories 191
  • 8 - Epilogue 240
  • Notes 253
  • Index 261
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