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Shari'a in the West

Author: Nicholas Aroney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199582912

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Leading scholars from a range of countries and academic disciplines, and representing different political viewpoints and faith traditions, explore the complex issues surrounding the legal recognition of religious faith in a multicultural society.

Das islamische Recht

Geschichte und Gegenwart

Author: Mathias Rohe

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406628486

Category: Religion

Page: 612

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Erstmals beschreibt in diesem Buch ein islamwissenschaftlich geschulter Jurist Entstehung, Entwicklung und gegenwärtige Ausformung des islamischen Rechts. Mathias Rohe erläutert die wichtigsten islamischem Rechtsquellen und Rechtsfindungsmethoden und schildert in Grundzügen die Regelungsbereiche des klassischen islamischen Rechts: Ehe- und Familienrecht, Erbrecht, Vertrags- und Wirtschaftsrecht, Gesellschaftsrecht, Eigentumsrecht, Strafrecht, Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht, Fremden- und Völkerrecht. Dabei kommen auch grundlegende Unterschiede zwischen Sunniten, Schiiten und anderen Richtungen zur Sprache. Sein besonderes Augenmerk gilt den Regelungen für Muslime in einer nichtislamischen Umgebung, vor allem in Deutschland. Ein Ausblick auf Perspektiven des islamischen Rechts in einer globalisierten Welt beschließt dieses anschaulich geschriebene Standardwerk. Für die vorliegende dritte Auflage wurde das Buch überarbeitet, aktualisiert und erweitert. „Mathias Rohe hat ein ausgezeichnetes Buch über die wichtigsten Schattierungen der Scharia verfasst. Dessen Lektüre ist Pflicht für jeden, dem ernsthaft an der Integration gelegen ist.“ (Andreas Zielke, Süddeutsche Zeitung) „Wer Aufklärung verschenken will, möge zum christlichsten aller Feste das Buch von Matthias Rohe unter den Baum legen. (...) Es hat das Zeug zu einem Standardwerk. Und es füllt eine Lücke, die Missverständnisse und die einseitige Wahrnehmung konservativer Islamauslegung reißen.“ (Thoralf Schwanitz, Andreas Kurz, Financial Times Deutschland)

Beyond the Code

Muslim Family Law and the Shariʼa Judiciary in the Palestinian West Bank

Author: Lynn Welchman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789041188595

Category: Law

Page: 444

View: 9846

This rigorous study of the interpretation and application of personal status law in the Palestinian West Bank (and to a lesser extent in the Gaza Strip) is the most extensive yet attempted.

Debating Sharia

Islam, Gender Politics, and Family Law Arbitration

Author: Anna Korteweg,Jennifer Selby

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442694424

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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When the Islamic Institute of Civil Justice announced it would begin offering Sharia-based services in Ontario, a subsequent provincial government review gave qualified support for religious arbitration. However, the ensuing debate inflamed the passions of a wide range of Muslim and non-Muslim groups, garnered worldwide attention, and led to a ban on religiously based family law arbitration in the province. Debating Sharia sheds light on how Ontario's Sharia debate of 2003-2006 exemplified contemporary concerns regarding religiosity in the public sphere and the place of Islam in Western nation states. Focusing on the legal ramifications of Sharia law in the context of rapidly changing Western liberal democracies, Debating Sharia approaches the issue from a variety of methodological perspectives, including policy and media analysis, fieldwork, feminist examinations of the portrayals of Muslim women, and theoretical examinations of religion, Sharia, and the law. This volume is an important read for those who grapple with ethnic and religio-cultural diversity while remaining committed to religious freedom and women's equality.

Scharia für Nicht-muslime (Preview)

Author: Dr. Bill Warner

Publisher: CSPI International

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 82

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Islam ist sowohl Religion, als auch ein politisches System mit seinen eigenen Gesetzen genannt Scharia. Die Scharia basiert auf Prinzipien, die sich von unserem Rechtsverständnis fundamental unterscheiden. Was bedeutet die Sharia für Nicht-Muslime? Wie beeinflusst die Sharia unsere Gesellschaft und den Einzelnen? Was sind die langfristigen Effekte der Bewilligung von auf Scharia basierenden Forderungen?

Reformiert euch!

Warum der Islam sich ändern muss

Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641174627

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Das wichtigste Buch zur Islam-Debatte: Ayaan Hirsi Ali und ihr Plädoyer für eine Reformation des Islam Ihre eigene Biographie und intime Kenntnis der islamischen Gesellschaften und Kultur sowie ihre Forschungen machen Ayaan Hirsi Ali zu einer der wichtigsten Stimmen in der Debatte über den Islam. Ihr neues, von Optimismus getragenes Buch, an dem sie seit Jahren arbeitet, kommt im richtigen Moment: Es nimmt die Terroranschläge in Paris zum Ausgangspunkt, bietet fundierte Einordnung und Hintergründe, vor allem aber bezieht Hirsi Ali klar Stellung: gegen einen erstarrten Islam und dessen Tolerierung durch den Westen. Und für eine Reformation ihrer Religion durch die Muslime, die sie bereits auf dem Weg sieht.

Shari'a in the Modern Era

Author: Iyad Zahalka

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107114586

Category: Law

Page: 220

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In this book, a judge at the Shari'a Court of Jerusalem explains the religious law of Muslim minorities.

Islam and English Law

Rights, Responsibilities and the Place of Shari'a

Author: Robin Griffith-Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107021642

Category: Law

Page: 318

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Should England adopt shari'a law? Does Islam threaten British ideals? Lawyers, theologians and sociologists provide here a constructive, forward-looking dialogue.

Islamic Law

The Sharia from Muhammad’s Time to the Present

Author: Hunt Janin,André Kahlmeyer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476608814

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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The sharia is a set of traditional laws that define a Muslim’s obligations to God and his fellow human beings. Westerners often misunderstand the nature of the sharia, born as it is of a complicated legal and academic tradition that may not always seem relevant to today’s world. Written for those unfamiliar with Islam, this volume provides an accurate and objective assessment of the sharia’s achievements, shortcomings and future prospects. It explores the fundamentals of Islam and traditional sharia laws. In addition, the sharia is discussed with respect to Ottoman law, puritanism and jihad. The sharia’s relevance to today’s world events is also explored. Among items provided in appendices are a commentary on a Western translation of the concept of jihad and an analysis of the sharia in 29 selected countries.

Sharia and National Law in Muslim Countries

Tensions and Opportunities for Dutch and EU Foreign Policy

Author: Jan Michiel Otto

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9087280483

Category: Religion

Page: 48

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Offers a vital contribution towards the development of a well-informed, coherent, explicit long-term foreign policy towards the Muslim world. The relationship between 'Islam and the West' has become a central issue in international relations. Recently, an overwhelmingly negative view of sharia has developed in the West, in response to reported events, notably in Iran and Saudi Arabia, to terrorist attacks by Islamists, and also encouraged by certain Western opinion leaders. A range of misconceptions about what sharia actually means and how it relates to national law in Muslim countries, both in theory and practice, has contributed to foreign policies that are confrontational rather than pragmatic. This Research and Policy Note identifies key features, problems and approaches of sharia-based law and links them to foreign policy. This is a vital contribution towards the development of a well-informed, coherent, explicit long-term foreign policy towards the Muslim world. Since strengthening the Rule of Law, including human rights, should be an element of such policy, this worl addresses the relationship between sharia and the Rule of Law.

Islamic Law and the Challenges of Modernity

Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad,Barbara Freyer Stowasser

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759106710

Category: Law

Page: 264

View: 1865

From different geographical and ideological points across the contemporary Arab world, this book demonstrates the range of views on just what Islam's legal heritage in the region should be.

Legal Pluralism in the Holy City

Competing Courts, Forum Shopping, and Institutional Dynamics in Jerusalem

Author: Dr Ido Shahar

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409410528

Category: Law

Page: 224

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This book offers fresh perspectives on the phenomenon of legal pluralism, on shari'a law in practice and on Palestinian-Israeli relations in the divided city of Jerusalem. The study is based on participant observations in the studied shari'a court in contemporary West Jerusalem, as well as on textual and legal analyses of court cases and rulings, and suggests an organizational-institutional approach to legal pluralism, which examines not only the relations between bodies of law but also the relations between courts of law serving the same population.

Islam, Sharia and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mechanisms for Legal Redress in the Muslim Community

Author: Mohamed Keshavjee

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848857322

Category: Law

Page: 237

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This book shows that Shari'a and its 'fiqh' (laws set forward by various Islamic legal schools) comprise a far more nuanced matrix of interpretations than is often assumed to be the case.

Muslim Family Law in Western Courts

Author: Elisa Giunchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317750306

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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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 are reviewed , and some broader questions are addressed: how Islamic principles are harmonized with norms based on gender equality, how parties bargain strategically in and out of court, and how Muslim diasporas align their Islamic worldview with a Western normative narrative.

Sharia Incorporated

A Comparative Overview of the Legal Systems of Twelve Muslim Countries in Past and Present

Author: Jan Michiel Otto

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9087280572

Category: Law

Page: 676

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"Sharia Incorporated is an ambitious study of how Islamic law traditions have been incorporated into the national legal systems throughout the Muslim world. Both puritan Islamists and Western alarmists tend to oversimplify and misrepresent the role and position of sharia. In response, this book takes stock of the actual legal positions, putting them into their socio-political and historical contexts. The twelve country chapters, each written by laudable international scholars speak to the historical evolution of Islamic, legal, and political ideas and practices. They consider the key legal issues raised by the 'Islamic awakening' of recent decades. Otto's conclusion presents the main findings of this unique comparative study and explains why the incorporation of sharia is such a thorny governance problem for an government in today's Muslim world. It is intended that this wealth of facts and analyses contributes to current debates on sharia, law, and politics"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover.

How Obama Embraces Islam's Sharia Agenda

A Creed for the Poor and Disadvantaged

Author: Andrew McCarthy

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594035598

Category: Political Science

Page: 48

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While Americans focus on terrorism, a more insidious Islamist threat to our way of life lurks. It is the agenda of sharia, Islam’s authoritarian legal and political system. The global Islamist movement aims, in the words of the international Muslim Brotherhood, to destroy the West by sabotaging it from within. Its principal strategy is not mass-murder but the exploitation of Western freedoms and the insinuation of sharia principles into Western legal systems. Because those principles are hostile to our core liberties – indeed, hostile even to the bedrock premise that people are free to govern themselves as they see fit – sharia’s advance gradually undermines our culture. The sharia agenda has found a friend in the Obama administration, which has embraced its vanguard, including the Brotherhood and the Organization of the Islamic Conference. President Obama is actively abetting the Islamist platform: promoting sharia in his foreign policy, easing enforcement of laws that stop Islamic “charities” from diverting funds to jihadist terror, and even sponsoring a United Nations resolution that – under the guise of insulating Islam from criticism – would stifle First Amendment rights.

Sharī'a

Theory, Practice, Transformations

Author: Wael B. Hallaq

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521861470

Category: History

Page: 614

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Wael Hallaq's magisterial overview of Shari'a examines the doctrines and practices of Islamic law from the seventh century to the present. In a compelling narrative, the author unravels the complexities of his subject to reveal a deep knowledge of the law which will engage and challenge both student and scholar.

What is the Sharia?

Author: Baudouin Dupret

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1787380912

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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In the West, "sharia" often calls to mind antiquated laws founded upon gender discrimination and barbaric punishments. In the East, for some it means the ideal standards by which Muslims strive to live; for others, it is the greatest obstacle to modernization of their societies. These clashing views sometimes lead to violence. Clarification of the term has therefore become an urgent necessity. Sharia is all of these things and much more. It is the legal system of Islam, a series of guidelines and prohibitions. But it is also a concept invested with a whole range of meanings, from the virtuous attributes of an "'ideal"' society, to the confinement of particular elements to otherness and adversity. Moving through history, society and Islamic thought to explore the sources of sharia law, Baudouin Dupret gets to the heart of its uses and abuses in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This short, accessible book provides an invaluable guide for those seeking to understand a matter more complex and pressing today than ever before.

Islamic Law in Past and Present

Author: Mathias Rohe

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004281800

Category: Law

Page: 676

View: 6914

In Islamic Law in Past and Present, the lawyer and Islamicist Mathias Rohe offers a comprehensive study of Islamic law, law reforms and law in action with a particular focus on modern developments in the Islamic world, India, Canada and Germany.

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