Migration and Islamic Ethics

Issues of Residence, Naturalization and Citizenship


Migration and Islamic Ethics, Issues of Residence, Naturalization and Citizenship addresses how Islamic ethical and legal traditions can contribute to current global debates on migration and displacement; how Islamic ethics of muʾakha, ḍiyāfa, ijāra, amān, jiwār, sutra, kafāla, among others, may provide common ethical grounds for a new paradigm of social and political virtues applicable to all humanity, not only Muslims. The present volume more broadly defines the Islamic tradition to cover not only theology but also to encompass ethics, customs and social norms, as well as modern political, humanitarian and rights discourses. The first section addresses theorizations and conceptualizations using contemporary Islamic examples, mainly in the treatment of asylum-seekers and refugees; the second, contains empirical analyses of contemporary case studies; the third provides historical accounts of Muslim migratory experiences.

Contributors are: Abbas Barzegar, Abdul Jaleel, Dina Taha, Khalid Abou El Fadl, Mettursun Beydulla, Radhika Kanchana, Ray Jureidini, Rebecca Gould, Said Fares Hassan, Sari Hanafi, Tahir Zaman.
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Biographical Note
Ray Jureidini is professor of migration ethics and human rights at the Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, College of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar. He received his PhD in 1987 from the Flinders University of South Australia.

Said Fares Hassan is a faculty member at al-Azhar University. He received his PhD from UCLA in 2011. He authored Fiqh al-Aqalliyyat: History, development and Progress (Palgrave, 2013), and co-edited Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law (2019).
All interested in migration movements including residence, naturalization, and citizenship; Islamic Ethics and Islamic legal debates on movements in and out of the Muslim world, including asylum seekers and refugees.
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