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The role of the church in developing the law: an Islamic response
  1. Z Badawi
  1. Correspondence to:
 Sheikh Dr M A Zaki Badawi, The Muslim College, London W5 3RP, UK;


The concept of Hisba in Muslim law has been used by members of certain Islamic groups to impose, through the courts, limitations on freedom of expression. In so doing they sought to circumvent the right of parliament to legislate on matters of personal freedom. This device is now restricted by the Egyptian authorities.

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  • moral foundations of law
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  • Islam
  • medical ethics

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