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dc.contributor.authorIbrahim Ahmad, Muhammad. Ibrahimen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-31T11:21:49Z
dc.date.available2018-01-31T11:21:49Z
dc.date.issued1994en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/26632
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dc.description.abstractThis study is mainly intended to debate the all-important principles of criminal trials involving testimony of witnesses. Since Islamic procedural and substantive criminal doctrines are inextricably linked, it is necessary to make a general survey of the penal policy of Islamic jurisprudence, before the treatment of the testimony of witnesses. This necessitated dividing the study into two parts.en
dc.description.abstractPart I deals with the criminal policy, classification and definition of crimes. Special attention has been paid to the crimes of hudud and aisas as these form the major area • » of Islamic criminal jurisprudence. The category of crimes has been examined in detail because it is the class of a given crime that determines the grade and kind of testimony required for its proof before the courts.en
dc.description.abstractPart II tackles the general theory of evidence and concentrates primarily on the testimony of witnesses as a judicial vehicle of evidence in criminal trials. The importance of this vehicle entails treating it in eight chapters which are meant to give a comprehensive idea of how the early Islamic jurists tackled and systematized this crucial segment of the jurisprudence. This examination reveals the amount of care Islamic jurists went to in the theoretical approach in order to ensure that a defendant should not be subjected to any abuse of the law. The conclusion brings together the two parts of the study and suggests possible means for further development along the lines of the principles examined in the dissertation.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
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dc.subjectAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2017 Block 15en
dc.titleThe testimony of witnesses and its role in Islamic criminal jurisprudenceen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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