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Sharī‘a and State Law

Relevance of Islamic Legal History for the Application of Muslim Family Law in the West

Muhammad Zubair Abbasi

1 Introduction The use of the term Sharī‘a draws multiple responses in current days. In the Muslim world, Sharī‘a is presented as a panacea against social injustice, inequality, political disorder, and economic decay. In the West, however, Sharī‘a brings to mind the dark age of medieval times

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Moussa Abou Ramadan

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156851908X287316 Islamic Law and Society 15 (2008) 84-111 www.brill.nl/ils Islamic Law and Society Notes on the Anomaly of the Shari‘a Field in Israel * Moussa Abou Ramadan In memory of my father Ismail Abstract A close scrutiny of the Islamic

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Ido Shahar

assessment of the relevancy of a legal- pluralist perspective for the study of shariʿa courts. Specifically, I discuss its potential contribution for understanding relations between shariʿa courts and other tribunals, and between qadi s affiliated with different madhhab s. Keywords shari ʿa couts, qadis, legal

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David L. Johnston

In the first decade of this century and beyond, political debates in the United States were swirling around the issues of Islam, Shari’a, terrorism and jihad. In 2011 New York Representative Peter King held congressional hearings on the “threat of homegrown Islamic terrorism,” implying that all

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Butti Sultan Butti Ali Al-Muhairi

219 THE POSITION OF SHARI'A WITHIN THE UAE CONSTITUTION AND THE FEDERAL SUPREME COURT'S APPLICATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CLAUSE CONCERNING SHARI'A* Butti Sultan Butti Ali Al-Muhairi** THE POSITION OF SHARI'A WITHIN THE UAE CONSTITUTION The UAE Constitution provides for the position of Shari'a

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Ousseina Alidou

organizations, centering Muslim women’s rights agenda, and calling for the reform of the Kadhi’s Court against traditional patriarchal control of the Shari’a and interpretation of the Qur’an. One of the most controversial areas of the constitutional review process that Abida Ali-Aroni participated in as a

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Iris Agmon

recording procedures and legal culture 333 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2004 Islamic Law and Society 11, 3 Also available online – www.brill.nl RECORDING PROCEDURES AND LEGAL CULTURE IN THE LATE OTTOMAN SHARI # A COURT OF JAFFA, 1865-1890* IRIS AGMON Abstract In the 1870s, a new procedure for

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Adel Maged

International Criminal Law Review 8 (2008) 477–507 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI 10.1163/157181208X308808 www.brill.nl/icla International Criminal Law Review Arab and Islamic Shari’a Perspectives on the Current System of International Criminal Justice Adel Maged * Judge at Cairo

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Gunnar Weimann

Governance in Northern Nigeria: Crimes against Life, Limb and Property in Sharī ʿa Judicial Practice * Gunnar J. Weimann Abstract A decade ago, twelve northern Nigerian states introduced Islamic criminal legislation. Many governors of these states supported the move only with reluctance. ey were caught

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Alexander Thurston

ultraconservative system of shari’a law. The Northern government, which employed most Arabophones before and after their return, was not monolithic, but many of its senior politicians and ministers wanted Muslim scholars to help it execute the legal reforms urged by the departing power and to modernize Arabic