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What Everyone Needs to Know About Shariah

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Esposito, John L., and Natana J. DeLong-Bas. Shariah: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press, 2018.

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“Islam and Public Life.” Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University. A roundtable discussion with Imam Wazir Ali (Masjid Al-Qur'an); Craig Considine (Rice University); and Hasna Maznavi (Women's Mosque of America). Watch video here.