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Origins and Evolution of Islamic Law
by Wael Hallaq
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The Sources of Islamic Law: Islamic Theories of Abrogation (right click, save as)
An in-depth study and critique of sources.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC LAW (right click, save as)
Studies in Early Muslim Jurisprudence
by Norman Calder
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Rethinking Tradition in Modern Islamic Thought by Daniel Brown
One of the best books out there. Charts the history of hadith/sunna within Islam, with a focus on the debates surrounding their legitimacy.
Summary here: https://pressthat.wordpress.com/2007/05/09/rethinking-tradition-in-modern-islamic-thought-by-daniel-brown/
Read book online here: https://www.scribd.com/document/116836545/Rethinking-Traditions-in-Modern-Islamic-Thought-Daniel-w-Brown
Transmission and Collection of Hadith
by Jonathan Brown
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Western debates over reliability and authenticity of Prophetic traditions (Hadith)
Jonathan Brown gives a summary: