Migration and Islamic Ethics

Issues of Residence, Naturalization and Citizenship


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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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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).

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 1 Introduction
Ray Jureidini and Said Fares Hassan
 2 Islamic Ethics, Human Rights and Migration
Khaled Abou El Fadl
 3 The Living Fiqh, or Practical Theology, of Muslim Humanitarianism
Abbas Barzegar
 4 Jiwār: from a Right of Neighbourliness to a Right to Neighbourhood for Refugees
Tahir Zaman
 5 “Seeking a Widow with Orphaned Children”: Understanding Sutra Marriage Amongst Syrian Refugee Women in Egypt
Dina Taha
 6 The Islamic Principle of Kafala as Applied to Migrant Workers: Traditional Continuity and Reform
Ray Jureidini and Said Fares Hassan
 7 Normativity of Migration Studies Ethics and Epistemic Community
Sari Hanafi
 8 How do Muslim States Treat their “Outsiders”?: Is Islamic Practice of Naturalisation Synonymous with Jus Sanguinis?
Radhika Kanchana
 9 The Obligation to Migrate and the Impulse to Narrate: Soviet Narratives of Forced Migration in the Nineteenth Century Caucasus
Rebecca Gould
 10 Experiences of Uyghur Migration to Turkey and the United States: Issues of Religion, Law, Society, Residence, and Citizenship
Mettursun Beydulla
 11 Arab Immigrants under Hindu Kings in Malabar: Ethical Pluralities of “Naturalization” in Islam
Abdul Jaleel

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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