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Constitutional development in Islamic states with a special emphasis on the case of Turkey

Kayadibi, Saim (2008) Constitutional development in Islamic states with a special emphasis on the case of Turkey. In: Research in Islamic Studies. University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, pp. 94-115. ISBN 978 983 43709 6 1

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The concept of constitution and the constitutional process in Islamic states lasted centuries to formulate their legal structures. One of the most significant concepts of law that is affected by social and political developments is the constitutional law. The constitutional structure of Islamic states, especially Gulf States, are considerably different than other Islamic states; Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and UAE have written constitution in acknowledgeable in modern form somewhat Saudi Arabia and Oman have no written constitution stated strongly by King or Sultan and principally by the Shari‘ah. This paper tries to analyze constitutional developments in Islamic states in two main frameworks: the first deals with historical backdrops of constitutional process in Islamic states focusing on the structure of their current constitutions, while the second probes the Ottoman Turkey giving a special attention to the new Turkey, a secular state. Key words: Constitution, Islamic law, Muslim States,

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Constitution, islamic state, Turkey
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP470 Law reform. Criticism. Tanzim
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saim Kayadibi
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2013 18:15
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2013 18:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4198

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