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- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 31.99
Since Europeans first colonized Arab lands in the 19th century, they have been pressing to have the area's indigenous laws and legal systems accord with Western models. Although most Arab states now have national codes of law that reflect Western influence, fierce internal struggles continue over how to interpret Islamic law, particularly in the areas... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00
In 1910, al-Mahdi al-Wazzani, a prominent Moroccan Islamic scholar completed his massive compilation of Maliki fatwas. An eleven-volume set, it is the most extensive collection of fatwas written and published in the Arab Middle East during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Al-Wazzani's legal opinions addressed practical concerns and... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 25.00
Both Muslims and non-Muslims see women in most Muslim countries as suffering from social, economic and political discrimination, treated by law and society as second-class citizens subject to male authority. This discrimination is attributed to Islam and Islamic law, though it varies considerably in its impact, according to both class and region.... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95
Islamic Law and the Law of Armed Conflict: The Conflict in Pakistan demonstrates how international law can be applied in Muslim states in a way that is compatible with Islamic law. Within this broader framework of compatible application, Niaz A. Shah argues that the Islamic law of qital (i.e. armed conflict) and the law of armed conflict are compatible... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
With Islamic banking gradually becoming a more influential factor in the West, an analysis of the concept of riba ? a definition of which is not given in the Qur?an ? is long overdue. This text presents readers with various interpretations of this Islamic economic concept ? generally perceived as ?interest?. Thomas provides a framework for understanding... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 39.95
This illuminating study explores a central but neglected aspect of modern Jewish history: the problem of abandoned Jewish wives, or agunes ("chained wives")?women who under Jewish law could not obtain a divorce?and of the men who deserted them. Looking at seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Germany and then late nineteenth-century eastern Europe... more...