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This front matter section of the book Law, Custom, and Statute in the Muslim World: Studies in Honor of Aharon Layish contains the table of contents, preface, academic autobiography of Aharon Layish and the list of publications. The studies of Aharon Layish on Islamic jurists’ law (the sharīʿa) focus on the application of family law, inheritance, and pious endowment (waqf) in the everyday life of modern Muslim societies. The book also presents a topic on the methodology for introducing reforms in contemporary Islam and the repercussions of the methodology and reforms on the nature of the sharīʿa and the family.

Keywords: Aharon Layish; Islamic jurists’ law; Muslim societies



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