Islamic law, muhtasib
Comparative and Foreign Law | Law | Religion Law
This article examines the distinctions between public and private space in classical Islamic law through the work of the muhtasib, a legal official charged with the inspection of public places and behavior in towns of the premodern Middle East and North Africa (and in some Muslim communities outside of these areas).
Stilt, Kristen and Mottahedeh, Roy, "Public and Private as Viewed through the Work of the Muhtasib" (2010). Faculty Working Papers. Paper 43.