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Uniform Title Applying Shari'a in the West (Online)
Title Applying Shari'a in the West : facts, fears and the future of Islamic rules on family relations in the West / edited by Maurits S. Berger.

Imprint [Leiden] : Leiden University Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (291 pages).
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Series LUCIS series 'Debates on Islam and society'
LUCIS lectures and occasional papers
Islam & society series
Note "The publication of this book is made possible by a grant from LUCIS, the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam & Society"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-280) and index.
Contents Introduction: Applying Shari‘a in the West / Marits S. Berger -- Reasons for the application of Shari‘a in the West / Mathias Rohe -- America : Islam and the problems of liberal democracy / Bryan S. Turner and James T. Richardson -- Australia : the down-under approach and reaction to Shari‘a : an impasse in post-secularism? / Jamila Hussain and Adam Possamai -- United Kingdom : an early discussion on Islamic family law in the English jurisdiction / Jørgen S. Nielsen -- The Netherlands : applying Shari‘a to family law issues in the Netherlands / Susan Rutten -- Albania and Kosovo : the return of Islam in south-east Europe : debating Islam and Islamic practices of family law in Albania and Kosovo / Besnik Sinani -- Greece : debate and challenges / Angeliki Ziaka -- Unregistered Islamic marriages : anxieties about sexuality and Islam in the Netherlands / Annelies Moors -- Understanding and use of Islamic family law rules in German courts : the examples of the Mahr / Nadjima Yassari -- A language of hybridity : honour and otherness in Canadian law and Shari‘a / Pascale Fournier and Nathan Reyes -- Accommodating Islamic family law(s) : a critical analysis of some recent developments and experiments in Europe / Marie-Claire Foblets -- Religion, gender, and family law : critical perspectives on integration for European Muslims / Zainab Alwani and Celene Ayat Lizzio -- Reflections on the development of the discourse of Fiqh for minorities and some challenges it faces / Abdullah Saeed.
Summary This volume provides new insights in the concept of shari'a in the West, and sets out a framework of how shari'a in the West can be studied. The premise of this volume is that one needs to focus on the question 'What do Muslims do in terms of shari'a?' rather than 'What is shari'a?'. This perspective shows that the practice of Sharia is restricted to a limited set of rules that mainly relate to religious rituals, family law and social interaction. The framework of this volume then continues to explore two more interactions: the Western responses to these practices of shari'a and, in turn, the Muslim legal reaction to these responses.
Language English.
Subject Domestic relations -- Western countries.
Muslims -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Non-Islamic countries.
Domestic relations (Islamic law) -- Non-Islamic countries.
Religion and politics.
LAW / Islamic.
RELIGION / Islam / General.
RELIGION / Islam / Koran & Sacred Writings.
LAW / General
Domestic relations. (OCoLC)fst00896646
Domestic relations (Islamic law) (OCoLC)fst00896681
Muslims -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst01031055
Non-Islamic countries. (OCoLC)fst01920641
Western countries. (OCoLC)fst01302083
Religion and politics.
Indexed Term Family law
International law
Western countries
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Berger, Maurits.
LUCIS (Center)
Open Access Publishing in European Networks.
ISBN 9789400601055 (electronic bk.)
9400601050 (electronic bk.)
9789400601062 (ePub)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_617551 doi

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