The interdisciplinary number for Islamic law is 340.59 Islamic law, a subdivision of 340.5 Legal systems. Examples of works classed in 340.59 are An Introduction to Islamic Law and Shari'a: Islamic Law in the Contemporary Context.
At 340.59 Islamic law is a see reference to the comprehensive number for Islamic law relating to religious matters, 297.14 Religious and ceremonial laws and decisions: "For religious and ceremonial law of Islam, fiqh and sharia in relation to religious and ceremonial laws and decisions, see 297.14." At 297.14 is the class-elsewhere note: "Class Islamic law relating to secular matters, interdisciplinary works on Islamic law in 340.59."
Works on a specific branch or topic in law are classed with the branch or topic, as the class-elsewhere note at 340.5 Legal systems says: "Class a specific subject in specific systems of law with the subject in 341–347, e.g., juristic persons in Islamic law 346.167013, in ancient Roman law 346.37013, in Byzantine law 346.495013, in civil law 346.013." An example of a work classed according to this pattern is The Islamic Marriage Contract: Case Studies in Islamic Family Law, classed in 346.167016 Islamic law of marriage. The number is built with 346.1 Private law in socioeconomic regions plus 6 from T2—176 Regions where specific religions predominate, following instruction at 346.1, plus 7 from 297 Islam, Babism, Bahai Faith, following instruction at T2—1762–1769 Other religions, plus 016 from 346.016 Marriage, partnerships, unions, following instruction at 01–09 Topics of private law in the add table at 346.1. At 297 is a standard-subdivisions-are-added note that indicates that Islam approximates the whole of 297: "Standard subdivisions are added . . . for Islam alone."
Works on Islamic law of a specific jurisdiction are classed with law of the jurisdiction. In Table 2 Geographic Areas, from which the notation to build these numbers comes, T2—1 Areas, regions, places in general has the scope note "Not limited by continent, country, locality" and the class-elsewhere note "Class specific continents, countries, localities in T2—3–9." Notes in the law schedule reflect this pattern; the class-elsewhere note at 346.1 Private law in socioeconomic regions is typical: "Class socioeconomic regions of a specific jurisdiction or area in 346.3–346.9." An example of a work classed according to this pattern is Estate Planning for Muslims. It focuses on Singapore; the first LCSH is "Inheritance and succession (Islamic law)—Singapore." The work is classed in 346.5957052 Law of inheritance and succession in Singapore, built with 346 Private law plus T2—5957 Singapore, following instruction at 346.3–346.9 Specific jurisdictions and areas, plus 052 from 346.052 Inheritance and succession, following instruction at 01–09 Topics of private law in the add table at 346.3–346.9. At 346.052 is the class-here note: "Class here estate planning."
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