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1 The Short Legacy of a Short Book: Justification and Confession 2 The Problem of Authority: An Anecdotal Experience 3 The Text and Authority: A Case Study 4 The Case Study: The Fatwa 5 The Construction of the Authoritarian 6 Publication Afterthoughts 7 Appendix 8 Glossary of Terms 9 Works Cited 10 Index

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Khaled M. Abou El Fadl is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law where he teaches Islamic Law, Immigration, Human Rights, Terrorism, and National Security Law.

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This short, brilliant, and timely book distinguishes between the authoritative and authoritarian in Islamic discourses. . . a brilliant use of the traditions of Islamic jurisprudence in arguing for an anti-authoritarian and anti-elitist position in Islamic hermeneutics. . .. Extensive footnotes and bibliography; HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for upper-division undergraduates and above. -- L.H. Mamiya, Vassar College * CHOICE *
Over all, the book is informative, educational, and interesting. -- Muhammad Tahir Mansoori * Islamic Studies *
?provocative, brave, and compelling?The book highly recommended for all interested in Islamic law and contemporary Muslim progressive thought?> -- Andrew Rippin, University of Victoria, Canada * Religious Studies Review *
Scholars of all legal, religious, and historical persuasions are urged to read this text, for it offers a multi-layered, painless introduction to the crux of a contemporary legal power struggle. -- D.A. Spellberg, University of Texas at Austin * CHOICE *
Scholars of all legal, religious, and historical persuasions are urged to read this text, for it offers a multi-layered, painless introduction to the crux of a contemporary legal power struggle. -- D.A. Spellberg, University of Texas at Austin * CHOICE *
Over all, the book is informative, educational, and interesting. -- Muhammad Tahir Mansoori * Islamic Studies *
...provocative, brave, and compelling...The book highly recommended for all interested in Islamic law and contemporary Muslim progressive thought... -- Andrew Rippin, University of Victoria, Canada * Religious Studies Review *

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