Books by Sadakat Kadri
NPR stories about Sadakat Kadri
In his new book, Heaven on Earth, English barrister Sadakat Kadri describes how early Islamic scholars codified — and then modified — the Shariah laws that would govern how Muslim people lead their daily lives. He then reflects on the present day, describing how today's religious scholars interpret the Shariah.
In his new book, Sadakat Kadri offers a clear-eyed and judicious history of Islamic law. His gently skeptical tone also makes the account surprisingly funny, says critic Gideon Lewis-Kraus.