December 04, 2012

Hallaq, Wael Silver_nugget
[MDES W3923] Central Questions in Islamic Law

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

All these reviews forget to address the crucial fact that Hallaq is a brilliant man, who will deconstruct your entire vision of the world. He explains the shortcomings of the state and of Enlightenment concept, presenting students with a mindblowing alternate world view. This class is as much about Islamic Law as it is about the Western Orientalist system, and you will leave class blown away every week. Your perception of the world will change entirely.
He is also extremely available and kind to his students. And incredibly funny!

Workload:

Do the readings (around 100 pages a week, sometimes more or less) they're interesting, weekly response, end paper, easy end exam.