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        A History of Islamic Legal Theories. By Wael B. Hallaq. Cambridge University Press, 1997. Pp294. ISBN 0-521-59026-4. 

        Freedom of Expression in Islam. By Mohammad Hashim Kamali. The Islamic Text Society, Cambridge, 1994. Pp 349. ISBN 0-946-62160-8.