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This article tries to shed light on zinā crimes in 17th-century Crimea. First it examines zinā ‘fornication, adultery’ in theory and in practice, then it gives the legal basis of zinā as it appears in Sunni legal tradition, finally investigates two zinā cases as reflected in the records of the Bakchisaray/Crimea law court. A special zinā case from 17th-century Istanbul is also studied. The main aim of the article is to compare the legal content of the court documents with the Hanafi legal principles, to see how far they conform to these principles, to find out whether or not the court followed the due process of law in zinā crimes and whether or not the criminals were sentenced to zinā punishments.

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This is a study of cannibalism in the light of a case from the Ottoman law court of Sofia. To give the reader a historical background, first a short history of cannibalism will be given, then the approach of the Muslim jurists to the relation between the sanctity of human flesh and its consumption during the condition of dire necessity will be investigated. This article will hopefully contribute to a better understanding of the rare case of cannibalism in Islamic environment.

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This article examines interfaith marriage in different cultures focusing on Islamic law. The modern approach to this social phenomenon is also studied. In order to provide the reader with the legal background, juristic approaches to interfaith marriage are highlighted. Some court cases as well as the universal declaration of human rights and the Cairo declaration of Islamic human rights are examined for this purpose. The article aims at giving a broader perspective on interfaith marriage.

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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Authors: Çiğdem İçhedef, Serap Teksöz, Perihan Ünak, Kamile Şenocak, Emin Medine, Türkan Ertay, and Recep Bekiş


The aim of this study is to examine biological behaviour of radiolabeled guanine with [Tc(CO)3]+ core in vitro and in vivo. In vitro biological behavior of 99mTc(CO)3–Gua was evaluated on Lung (A-549), Breast (MCF-7), Colonic (Caco) carcinoma cell lines and normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE). 99mTc(CO)3–Gua compound showed high uptake on A-549 cell line when compared to NHBE cell line. Biodistribution characteristics of 99mTc(CO)3–Gua was evaluated using New Zeland Rabbits. Scintigraphic results showed that a high level of radioactivity was observed in the lungs and liver shortly after administration of the 99mTc(CO)3–Gua and excretion takes place via both renal and hepatobiliary route. It was concluded that 99mTc(CO)3–Gua could be used as a nucleotide radiopharmaceutical for imaging purposes.

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