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Khaled Abou E1-Fadl studied Islamic Law in Egypt and Kuwait, and has from Pennsylvania, Yale and Princeton. Currently Professor of Law at UCLA, he has served on a variety of committees for Human Rights, and has published several books and numerous articles.
What Mr. El Fadl has done in this book is nothing short of extraordinary. His project is to first explain to the reader how the Islamic jurisprudential system works: this is the... Read morePublished on Dec 16 2003 by David Kirchner II
This book leaves out much to be desired.
You are better off reading "Islam Exposed" by Solomon Tulbure ISBN: 1932303456
Detailed and scholarly. El Fadl has a great love for Islam and shows it by digging its darkest closets, and showing that light can still reach there.Published on April 16 2002 by Andy Barenberg
Abou El Fadl is clearly the most important thinker on Islamic law today. This book is amazing. It opened my eyes as if I am learning Islam for the very first time. Read morePublished on March 13 2002