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History, development and application of Islamic law

  • Disability in Islamic Lawby Vardit Rispler-Chaim

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Analyzes attitudes to people with various disabilities based on Muslim jurists' works (fiqh) in the Middle Ages and the modern era. This book focuses on people with disabilities and depicts the place and status that Islamic law has assigned to them, as well as how the law envisions their participation in religious, social, and communal life. more...

  • Family Law in Islamby Maaike Voorhoeve

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 29.00

    In both the West and throughout the Muslim world, Islamic family law is a highly - and hotly - debated topic. In the Muslim World, the discussions at the heart of these debates are often primarily concerned with the extent to which classical Islamic family law should be implemented in the national legal system, and the impact this has on society. Family... more...

  • Fiqh al-Aqalliyy?tby Said Fares Hassan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This book examines the development of a contemporary internal debate among Muslim minorities living in Western Europe and North America to establish a specific form of Islamic jurisprudence. Fiqh al-aqalliyyat attempts to strike a balance between Muslim's religious commitments and their civic identity as citizens in Western liberal states. more...

  • Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Lawby Ziba Mir-Hosseini; Kari Vogt; Lena Larsen; Christian Moe

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 50.00

    Islamic family law has an immediate and direct impact on the lives of Muslim men, women and children, whose personal status continues to be defined by understandings of Islamic law codified and adapted by modern nation-states. This book examines how male authority is sustained through law and court practice, the consequences for women and the family,... more...

  • Islamic Divorce in North Americaby Julie Macfarlane

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 64.99

    Policy-makers and the public are increasingly attentive to the role of shari'a in the everyday lives of Western Muslims, with negative associations and public fears growing among their non-Muslim neighbors in the United States and Canada. The most common way North American Muslims relate to shari'a is in their observance of Muslim marriage... more...

  • Islamic Jurisprudence in the Classical Eraby Norman Calder; Colin Imber; Robert Gleave

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    In this book, Colin Imber has put together and edited four previously unpublished essays in the field of Islamic law by Norman Calder. more...

  • Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourseby Anastasia Vakulenko

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourse looks at relevant law and surrounding discourses in order to examine the assumptions and limits of the debates around the issue of Islamic veiling that has become so topical in recent years. For some, Islamic veiling indicates a lack of autonomy, the oppression of women and the threat of Islamic radicalism to western... more...

  • Land, Law and Islamby Siraj Sait; Hilary Lim

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 38.95

    This pioneering work addresses Islamic property and land rights by drawing on a range of socio-historical, classical and contemporary debates. The authors consider the possibilities for inclusive and pro-poor approaches to land rights within Islamic legal and human rights systems. more...

  • Law, Custom, and Statute in the Muslim Worldby Ron Shaham

    BRILL 2006; US$ 153.00

    Deals with the main components in the laws of Islamic societies, past and present: shari'a custom, and statute. This book includes chapters that focus on one of these components, and that discuss the interplay between two or even all three of them. It offers a wide geographical coverage, from the Balkans to Yemen, and from Iraq to the Maghrib. more...

  • Muslim Family Law in Western Courtsby Elisa Giunchi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower, polygamy, and divorce - are adjudicated. The solutions proposed by different legal systems... more...