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Yale: Koran a Law Book with Intellectual Achievements


Yale Law School is sending a booklet entitled "Reading the Koran as a Law Book" in the mail to some of their alumni, including Pat Robertson.

It's from a lecture by Joseph Lowry an associate professor from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lowry believes the Koran should be taken seriously as a book of laws. This follows Yale's decision to create a Center for Islamic Law and Civilization after a Saudi businessman gave a $10 million donation.

"Islamic law has a long and proud tradition, which encompasses great intellectual achievements," law school Dean Robert C. Post said.

Many Islamic laws don't come from the Koran, so how does Prof. Lowry deal with that? Dani Sleiman, an expert on Islamic law, answered this question and more on "The 700 Club." Click play to watch.

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