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Fall 2019 Middle East GR6232 section 001
ISLAMIC LAW THROUGH TEXTS

Call Number 41208
Day & Time
Location
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Wael Hallaq
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description Prerequisites: Proficiency in Arabic required. This graduate seminar is conducted entirely in Arabic sources. We will read various passages from the Qur’an in order to highlight the Qur’an’s moral imperatives about “living in” nature as well as about the generation of wealth and its distribution within the social order. We will then move on to examine the genre of fiqh (substantive law) with regard to the same themes, examining the moral structures of society in terms of the ethic of “spending.” Themes such as “making money,” building capital, charity, welfare, etc. will be examined in depth as constituting a system of checks-and-balances, through close readings of the concepts of kasb, zakat, sadaqa, waqf, etc.
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 2 students (10 max) as of 10:05AM Thursday, May 23, 2019
Subject Middle East
Number GR6232
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, International and Public Affairs, School of the Arts, School of Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Section key 20193MDES6232G001

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