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The Sharia and Islamic Law - An Introduction

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Discover Sharia and Islamic law, and learn more about some of the diverse roles they play in Muslim life with The Sharia and Islamic Law - An Introduction at FutureLearn.


On this ground-breaking course, you’ll work with renowned academics from the University of Edinburgh and other leading universities across the world to explore scholarly perspectives on the Sharia and Islamic law.

Key facts:

The Sharia and Islamic Law - An Introduction at FutureLearn explores some of the diverse roles that the Sharia and Islamic law have played in Muslim life, both historically and today.You’ll be encouraged to think critically about the nature of religious law as you explore its many manifestations.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?

  • What is Law? What is the Sharia? What is Islamic Law?

  • How did Islamic Law work in the past and how did Islamic law adapt to social change?

  • Understandings of justice and the impact of colonialism on Islamic law.

  • The diverse manifestations of Islamic law in Muslim life today in contexts ranging from Nigeria to Palestine, and from Indonesia to the United Kingdom.

  • The role of Islamic law in a wide range of human activity, from individual worship to marriage/divorce.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 35 days
    • 4 hrs/week

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is open to anyone interested in learning more about how the Sharia has been understood in Muslim life and law in different parts of the world, both historically and today.

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