SOAS University of London

Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law


CIMEL attaches particular importance to the dissemination of its work in the form of publications. It has accordingly transformed most of its conferences and lecture series into books which have become major references in the field. Below is a list of publications thus far and further links including reviews and how to order.

Islamic Law and Finance (Graham & Trotman, 1988)
Chibli Mallat ed.

Islamic Family Law (Graham & Trotman, 1990)
Jane Connors and Chibli Mallat eds.

Islam and Public Law (Graham & Trotman, 1990)
Chibli Mallat ed.

Commercial Law in the Middle East (Graham & Trotman, 1995)
Hilary Lewis-Rutley and Chibli Mallat eds.

The Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
Eugene Cotran ed.

  • Volume 1, 1994 (Kluwer, 1995)
  • Volume 2, 1995 (Kluwer, 1996)
  • Volume 3, 1996 (Kluwer, 1998)
  • Volume 4, 1997-98 (Kluwer, 1998)
  • Volume 5, 1998-99 (Kluwer, 1999)
  • Volume 6, 1999-2000 (Kluwer, 2000)
  • Volume 7, 2000-2001 (Kluwer, 2001)

Feminism and Islam: Legal and Literary Perspectives (Ithaca, 1996)
Mai Yamani ed.

CIMEL Series at Kluwer Law International

Series Editors: His Honour Judge Eugene Cotran and Professor Chibli Mallat

1.The Arab-Israeli Accords: Legal Perspectives (Kluwer, 1996)
Eugene Cotran and Chibli Mallat eds.

  • Declaration of Principles
  • Gaza – Jericho Agreement
  • Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip
  • UN Security Council Resolution 242
  • UN Security Council Resolution 338

2. Islamic Marriage and Divorce Laws of the Arab World (Kluwer, 1996)
Dawoud Sudqi El-Alami and Doreen Hinchcliffe eds.

3.Human Rights and Democracy: The Role of the Supreme Court of Egypt (Kluwer, 1996)
Kevin Boyle and Adel Omar Sherif eds.

4.From Occupation to Interim Accords: Israel and the Palestinian Territories (Kluwer, 1997)
Raja Shehadeh

5.The Role of the Judiciary in the Protection of Human Rights (Kluwer, 1997)
Eugene Cotran, Adel Omar Sherif eds.

also note the Arab and Islamic Laws series at Kluwer Law International

Series Editors: William Ballantyne and Mark Hoyle
  • The Marriage Contract in Islamic Law
    In the Shari'ah and Personal Status Laws of Egypt and Morocco
    Dawoud Sudqi El-Alami
  • Unlawful Gain and Legitimate Profit in Islamic Law, Second Edition
    Nabil A. Saleh, Ahmad Ajaj
  • Finance of International Trade in the Gulf
    Ahmed Al-Suwaidi
  • The Law of Commercial Procedure of the United Arab Emirates
    Issuing Law: Federal Law No. 18 of 1993
    Dawoud Sudqi El-Alami
  • The Status of Women under Islamic Law
    And Under Modern Islamic Legislation (2nd edition)
    Jamal J. Nasir
  • Arab Islamic Banking and the Renewal of Islamic Law
    Nicholas Dylan Ray
  • Business Law of Yemen
    Abdulla M.A. Maktari, John McHugo
  • The Law of Business Contracts in the Arab Middle East
    Nayla Comair-Obeid
  • Islamic Institutions in Jerusalem: Palestinian Muslim Organization under Jordanian and Israeli Rule
    Yitzhak Reiter
  • Islamic Law and Finance: Religion, Risk, and Return
    Frank E. Vogel, Samuel L. Hayes III