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Nella van den Brandt

, relatedly, to theoretically rethink the feminist and critical methodology of “talking back”. As hinted at in the introductory reference to Saleh’s poem, “the Muslim question”, as a politics of representation, is gendered. In many European locations, the oppression of Muslim women by Muslim men and Islamic

Suriyah Bi

legal system and, by extension, an exploration of the intersection of the multiple subjectivity of Muslims in the legal sphere. In this article, then, I employ an auto-ethnographic methodology to discuss my case of religious discrimination at an employment tribunal as a British Muslim woman of colour

Edited by Thijl Sunier

The Journal of Muslims in Europe is devoted to publishing articles dealing with contemporary issues on Islam and Muslims in Europe from all disciplines and across the whole region, as well as historical studies of relevance to the present. The focus is on articles offering cross-country comparisons or with significant theoretical or methodological relevance to the field. Case studies with innovative approaches or on under-explored issues, and studies of policy and policy development in the various European institutions, including the European courts, and transnational movements and social and cultural processes are also welcome. The journal also welcomes book reviews.
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Uriya Shavit

a house without taking out a mortgage. 2 The 1999 Mortgages Fatwa and Its Aftermath The fatwa that legitimized mortgages for European Muslims was the first systematic implementation of the wasati ideology and methodology in the shar‘i field of fiqh al-aqalliyyat al-Muslima. Wasatiyya , best

Social Capital as a Lubricant for Exercising Rights

a Case Study of Selected Muslims in North East England

W.A. Amir Zal

because they have adapted to their environment but also because they hope to be accepted by other local people. Considering these problems, this study focused on two factors, namely: 1) social capital and interaction in communities; and 2) support systems for practising Islamic obligations. 3 Methodology

Sharīʿa and the Islamic State in 19th-Century Sudan

The Mahdī’s Legal Methodology and Doctrine


Aharon Layish

The Sudanese Mahdī headed a millenarian, revivalist, reformist movement in Islam, strongly inspired by Salafī and Ṣūfī ideas, in late 19th century in an attempt to restore the Caliphate of the Prophet and “Righteous Caliphs” in Medina. As the “Successor of the Prophet”, the Mahdī was conceived of as the political head of the Islamic state and its supreme religious authority. On the basis of his legal opinions, decisions, proclamations and “traditions” attributed to him, an attempt is made to reconstruct his legal methodology consisting of the Qurʾān, sunna, and inspiration ( ilhām) derived from the Prophet and God, its origins, and its impact on Islamic legal doctrine, and to assess his “legislation” as an instrument to promote his political, social and moralistic agenda.

van den Boogert, Maurits H.

Consuls, particularly the representatives of Western nations from the early nineteenth century onwards, are relevant for the Islamic world both as agents of their countries’ imperialistic policies and as the authors of primary sources—methodologically often problematic—about the Islamic world. The

Dähnhardt, Thomas

-realisation in the context of an organised methodology (ṭarīqa, Ṣūfī order, lit. “path”). Since the time of the Khurāsānian Ṣūfī Abū Yazīd al-Bisṭāmī (d. 260/874), the term nafas has been used by Ṣūfī...