Islam And English Law

Author: Robin Griffith-Jones
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107355044
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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams triggered a storm of protest when he suggested that some accommodation between British law and Islam's shari'a law was 'inevitable'. His foundational lecture introduced a series of public discussions on Islam and English Law at the Royal Courts of Justice and the Temple Church in London. This volume combines developed versions of these discussions with new contributions. Theologians, lawyers and sociologists look back on developments since the Archbishop spoke and forwards along trajectories opened by the historic lecture. The contributors provide and advocate a forward-looking dialogue, asking how the rights of all citizens are honoured and their responsibilities met. Twenty specialists explore the evolution of English law, the implications of Islam, shari'a and jihad and the principles of the European Convention on Human Rights, family law and freedom of speech. This book is for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and secular society.

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A History Of Islamic Law

Author: N. Coulson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351535293
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Lawyers, according to Edmund Burke, are bad historians. He was referring to an unwillingness, rather than an inaptitude, on the part of early nineteenth-century English lawyers to concern themselves with the past: for contemporary jurisprudence was a pure and isolated science wherein law appeared as a body of rules, based upon objective criteria, whose nature and very existence were independent of considerations of time and place. Despite the influence of the historical school of Western jurisprudence, Burke's observation is generally valid for Middle East studies. Muslim jurisprudence in its traditional form provides an extreme example of a legal science divorced from historical considerations. Law, in classical Islamic theory, is the revealed will of God, a divinely ordained system preceding, and not preceded by, the Muslim state controlling, but not controlled by, Muslim society. There can thus be no relativistic notion of the law itself evolving as an historical phenomenon closely tied with the progress of society. The increasing number of nations that are largely Muslim or have a Muslim head of state, emphasizes the growing political importance of the Islamic world, and, as a result, the desirability of extending and expanding the understanding and appreciation of their culture and belief systems. Since history counts for much among Muslims and what happened in 632 or 656 is still a live issue, a journalistic familiarity with present conditions is not enough; there must also be some awareness of how the past has molded the present. This book is designed to give the reader a clear picture. But where there are gaps, obscurities, and differences of opinion, these are also indicated.

The Islamic Law Of Personal Status

Author: Jamal J. Nasir
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004182195
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This new edition of the authoritative English-language treatment of Islamic personal status law gives practitioners and courts throughout the world direct access to this important body of law in its most up-to-date development. All Middle Eastern and North African Arab states are covered; new to this edition is coverage of recent provisions enacted in Kuwait, Yemen, and Sudan. The chapter on dissolution of marriage has been completely revised to reflect current legal interpretation and judicial practice in this rapidly changing area of Islamic law. Also new and especially valuable are English versions, for the first time anywhere, of fundamental Shiite and Jaafari legal works with the most thorough analysis and commentary available in any non-Arabic source. Dr. Nasir's much-appreciated methodology has been continued since the very successful first edition of 1986. For each topic - e.g., marriage, dower, dissolution of marriage, parentage, inheritance, and waqf - he begins with a consideration of the subject in Sharia law, and then goes on to present legislation and contemporary views, in particular Arab countries. This approach, while it clearly manifests the continuity of Islamic law respecting personal status, is of great practical value to judges and practitioners, especially those who must resolve disputes under Islamic law in non-Muslim countries.

Islamic Family Law

Author: Chibli Mallat
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9781853333019
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Artikler om praktisering af islamisk familieret i Mellemøsten, Europa, Syd- og Sydøstasien samt Kina.

The Status Of Women Under Islamic Law And Modern Islamic Legislation

Author: Jamal J. Nasir
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004172734
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There has long been a need for an objective study such as this dealing with the legal rights and obligations of women under the Sharia and under modern Arab Islamic legislation. Seen within the broad principles of Islamic law, the book examines the status of women with regard to marriage, the iddat, parentage and fosterage and custody, and fi lls an important gap left by recent and more general publications on Islamic law.

Origin And Development Of Islamic Law

Author: Majid Khadduri
Editor: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584778644
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The Origin and Development of Islamic Law. A committee from The Middle East Institute, led by George Camp Keiser, Chairman of the Board of Governors, enlisted outstanding authorities on Middle East law to contribute chapters on specific topics. Includes an extensive glossary of Islamic legal terms. With a foreword by Robert H. Jackson (Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States). Majid Khadduri [1909-2007] was a Professor of Middle East Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University and Director of Research and Education at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D. C. He was the author of several books in English and Arabic on Middle Eastern affairs, including War and Peace in the Law of Islam.Herbert J. Liebesny [1911-1985] was a member of the Advisory Board of the Middle East Journal and author of The Government of French North Africa and Foreign Legal Systems: A Comparative Analysis.

The Oxford Handbook Of Islamic Law

Author: Anver M. Emon
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191668265
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This volume provides a comprehensive survey of the contemporary study of Islamic law and a critical analysis of its deficiencies. Written by outstanding senior and emerging scholars in their fields, it offers an innovative historiographical examination of the field of Islamic law and an ideal introduction to key personalities and concepts. While capturing the state of contemporary Islamic legal studies by chronicling how far the field has come, the Handbook also explains why certain debates recur and indicates fundamental gaps in our knowledge. Each chapter presents bold new avenues for research and will help readers appreciate the contested nature of key concepts and topics in Islamic law. This Handbook will be a major reference work for scholars and students of Islam and Islamic law for years to come.

The Law Applied

Author: Peri Bearman
Editor: I.B. Tauris
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A sea change has taken place in Islamic legal studies. This book both reflects and contributes to that change. Traditionally, scholars in this field have tended to focus on law as a body of rules and doctrines, as 'fiqh'. This volume is more interested in how the law has been applied to concrete situations. It looks at judicial decision-making, legal responses (fatwas), customary practices, the actions of public inspectors, cultural contexts, and theological discourses as well as modern legal reform and constitutional development. Reflecting the interests of a new academic generation, "The Law Applied" offers an ambitious and textured account of how Islamic law works in practice in the social life of the contemporary world.

The Transformation Of Islamic Law In Global Financial Markets

Author: Jonathan Ercanbrack
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107061504
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This contextual analysis of Islamic financial law challenges our understanding of both Islamic law and global financial markets.

Islamic Law And The Legal System Of Saud

Author: Frank E. Vogel
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004110625
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This volume offers an examination of the legal system of Saudi Arabia, not only for its own sake but also as a case study for insight into past and present Islamic legal systems.

Islam And The European Union

Author: European Consortium for Church and State Research
Editor: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042914452
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In 2001, the European Consortium of Church and State Research focused its annual meeting on the highly topical issue of the legal position of Muslim communities in the European Union. The present book comprises updated analyses on Belgium, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Austria and the United Kingdom. The studies extend from general questions of legal status to specific issues such as building mosques or cemeteries, ritual slaughter, and from language rights to family issues and education, thus providing an in-depth view of the legal framework for a developing European Islam.

Islam And The Liberal State

Author: Stephen H. Jones
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1838605886
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National identity and liberal democracy are recurrent themes in debates about Muslim minorities in the West. Britain is no exception, with politicians responding to claims about Muslims' lack of integration by mandating the promotion of 'fundamental British values' including 'democracy' and 'individual liberty'. This book engages with both these themes, addressing the lack of understanding about the character of British Islam and its relationship to the liberal state. It charts a gradual but decisive shift in British institutions concerned with Islamic education, Islamic law and Muslim representation since Muslims settled in the UK in large numbers in the 1950s. Based on empirical research including interviews undertaken over a ten-year period with Muslims, and analysis of public events organized by Islamic institutions, Stephen Jones challenges claims about the isolation of British Islamic organizations and shows that they have decisively shaped themselves around British public and institutional norms. He argues that this amounts to the building of a distinctive 'British Islam'. Using this narrative, the book makes the case for a variety of liberalism that is open to the expression of religious arguments in public and to associations between religious groups and the state. It also offers a powerful challenge to claims about the insularity of British Islamic institutions by showing how the national orientation of Islam called for by British policymakers is, in fact, already happening. The book uses this evidence to argue that the incorporation of Muslim minorities enables democratic renewal, with national identification having a positive impact on cultural minorities and political dissent.

Legal Regulatory And Governance Issues In Islamic Finance

Author: Rodney Wilson
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748655271
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A detailed examination of Islamic banking laws and regulatory systems governing Islamic finance worldwide

Impact Of Islamic Penal Laws On The Traditional Arab Society

Author: Ali Akram Khan Sherwani
Editor: M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788185880174
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The book examines the impact of Islamic Penal Laws on the traditional Arab Society. Using the Holy Quran as its primary source, the book selects such verses which pertain to a number of socio-economic crimes prevalent in the pagan Arab Society. It, then, carefully analyses the basic logic of these verses and draws distinction between such notions as crime and sin, rights of God and rights of man, etc.

Replies To Inquiries About The Practical Laws Of Islam Vol

Author: Ali Khamenei
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Perspectives On Islamic Law Justice And Society

Author: Ravindra S. Khare
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847694044
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This book provides an accessible introductory discussion of issues in Islamic law, justice, and society. At the center of the volume is a discussion of some interrelated theological, historical, legal, and practical issues facing Islamic law in such different countries and regions as Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, and South Asia. This will be a valuable book for students and scholars of Middle Eastern studies, law, and history.

Young British Muslims

Author: Nahid Afrose Kabir
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748686924
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In Britain's highly politicised social climate in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, this book provides an in-depth understanding of British Muslim identity. Nahid Kabir has carried out over 200 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with young Muslims in five British cities: London, Leicester, Bradford, Leeds and Cardiff. By emphasising the importance of biculturalism, Kabir conveys a realistic and hopeful vision for their successful integration into British society.

Comparative Religious Law

Author: Norman Doe
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107167132
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Compares the modern legal instruments of Jewish, Christian and Muslim organisations in light of their historical religious laws.

Governing Islam

Author: Julia Stephens
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107173914
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Stephens argues that encounters between Islam and British colonial rule in South Asia were fundamental to the evolution of modern secularism.