A timely and eye-opening investigation into one of the most disputed but least understood topics of recent times - the history and reality of shari'a law.
Half-Finnish and half-Pakistani, Sadakat Kadri was born in London in 1964. He graduated with a first in history and law from Trinity College, Cambridge, and after taking a master's degree at Harvard Law School qualified as a barrister and New York attorney. He has been attached to London's Doughty Street Chambers since the mid-1990s, and has worked on human rights issues in several overseas jurisdictions, including Turkey and parts of the Middle East. His last book was The Trial- A History from Socrates to O.J. Simpson, he is a past winner of the Spectator/Shiva Naipaul travel writing prize, and before setting off to research the sharia, he wrote a regular column on legal questions for the New Statesman.
"Brilliant and illuminating" -- Boris Johnson * Mail on Sunday
"Greatly enriches our understanding of a much misunderstood subject" * Sunday Times *
"Erudite and instructive" * The Times *
"First-rate" * Guardian *
"[A] lively, yet scholarly, book... Kadri is an ideally positioned guide" * Daily Telegraph *