LAW 73320: Gender Issues & International Law


Professor Venter

Spring Semester 2014
Research Guide

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Adapted from Jonathan Franklin and Carissa Vogel?s research guide ?Islamic Law Resources at the Gallagher Law Library? at the University of Washington.


Islam Generally:

Islam for Today
- "For Westerners seeking a knowledge and understanding of Islam. A guide to the religion of Islam, Muslim history and civilizations, the rights of women in Islam, Islam in the West and around the world today plus Muslim schools and family life."

Islam: A Primer
- A 6-page introduction prepared for members of Congress by the Congressional Research Service.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, BP 40 .E525 2004 at Hesburgh Reference [1st Floor] General Collection Non-Circulating


Bibliographic Resources:
Library of Congress, Federal Research Division, Women in Islamic Societies: A Selected Review of Social Scientific Literature (Nov. 2005).
- A 122-page report with an extensive bibliography.

John Makdisi and Marianne Makdisi, Islamic Law Bibliography: Revised and Updated List of Secondary Sources, 87 Law Lib. J. 69 (1995).

Dispensing Justice in Islam : Qadis and Their Judgements (Muhammad Khalid Masud, Rudolph Peters & David S. Powers eds., 2006). KBP1610 .D57 2006

Islamic Law and Jurisprudence (Nicholas Heer ed., 1990). KBP15 .I853 1990

Islamic Law and Legal Theory (Ian Edge ed., 1996). KBP440.3 .I75 1996

Jamila Hussain, Islamic Law and Society : an Introduction (1999). KBP173.25 .H87

Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (2003). KBP144 .K36

Martin Lau, The Role of Islam in the Legal system of Pakistan (2006). KPL469.5 .L38 2006

Bernard G. Weiss, The Spirit of Islamic Law / Bernard G. Weiss (1998). KBP144. W45 1998

Arab Law Quarterly, available on HeinOnline

International Journal of Middle East Studies via University Libraries.

Islamic Law & Society, available on HeinOnline

The Journal of Islamic Law, available on HeinOnline

The Journal of Islamic Law & Culture, available on HeinOnline (continuation of previous title under new name)


Islamic Law Resources Online:

Association of American Law Schools, Workshop on Islamic Law (2004). Contains bibliographies, papers, and a glossary of Islamic legal terms.

Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Law Materials on the Net.

- Includes a bibliography of legal resources (some full-text) available online,
- links to academic courses in Islamic and Middle Eastern law, periodicals and other websites, and an index by country.
- Includes reading lists ?for the beginner? and also ?for a course in Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, by topic.?

Globalex, A Guide to the Legal System of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Globalex, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Legal System and Research

Lex Mercatoria, Islamic and International Law

LLRX, Finding the Law: Islamic Law (Sharia)


Databases and other Electronic Resources:

ATLA Religion Database Coverage: 1949-
- Comprehensive online database supporting religious and theological
scholarship in graduate education and faculty research.
- Compilation of three print indexes: Religion Index One: Periodicals (RIO),
- Religion Index Two: Multi-Author Works (RIT), and Index to Book Reviews in Religion (IBBR).
- Provides citations on such topics as Biblical studies, world religions, Church
history and religious perspectives on social issues.
- Includes links to 50+ online full-text scholarly religion periodicals in the ATLAS (American Theological Library Association Serials) project.

Expanded Academic ASAP Coverage: 1980-
- Provides indexing, abstracts, and selected full text for 3,500+ scholarly
journals and general interest periodicals embracing all academic disciplines
(citations only for The New York Times).
- Full text for some titles may be subject to publisher-imposed embargo
- Usage info: Licensed for 5 simultaneous users!

- “Islamic Law” is a useful subject heading!

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals - Coverage: 1985-
- This is a multilingual index to articles and book reviews published worldwide.
- Analyzes the contents of legal essays, festschrifts, melanges, and congress reports.
- Covers international (public and private), comparative, and municipal law of countries other than the United States, the U.K., Canada, and Australia.

Index Islamicus Coverage: 1906 -
- Index to literature on Islam, the Middle East and Muslim areas of Asia and
Africa, and Muslim minorities elsewhere.
- Includes citations to 2,000+ journals, conference proceedings, monographs,
and book reviews from 1906. Accompanied by printed user guide.

PAIS International Coverage: 1915-
- Contains citations and abstracts to print and electronic articles, books, and
government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, and law.