JISPIL Vol 9 Issue 1 2013 - Book Review 1

Reconsideration of Khadduri’s The Islamic Law of Nations
by Majid Khadduri, The Johns Hopkins Press, 1966, ISBN 978-0801869754
Reviewed by Shaybani’s Siyar

As the title ‘The Islamic Law of Nations Shaybani’s Siyar’ indicates, Majid Khadduri’s well cited book on Al-Shaybani’s Siyar attempts to offer the English reader a translation of the latter’s thoughts on international law. Khadduri consulted many original sources of Islamic thought which he deemed as bearers of Al-Shaybani’s Siyar. However, a recent study by the reviewer  rendered the need for highlighting a few critical issues about Khadduri’s book very crucial.

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