The Islamic Law Model: The Courts
Aer studying this chapter, you should understand or be able to explain the following issues and concepts:
• e concept of hudud crimes • e concept of qisas crimes • Criminal proceedings under the Islamic law model • e inuence of the Prophet Muhammad on Islamic law • e key concepts of Islamic law • e structure of Islamic penal laws • Evidence principles under Islamic law
Hudud crimes: Crimes against God. ey include defamation, denunciation of Islam, the, banditry, defamation, drinking alcohol, apostasy (turning away from Islam), and sexual oenses such as sodomy and adultery.