Sharia Law for the Non Muslim

Sharia Law for the Non Muslim

  • Author : Bill Warner
  • Publisher : CSPI
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0979579481

Sharia Law for the Non Muslim Book Description :

"Sharia, an Arabic word meaning "the right path," refers to traditional Islamic law. The Sharia comes from the Koran, the sacred book of Islam, which Muslims consider the actual word of God. The Sharia also stems from the Prophet Muhammad's teachings and interpretations of those teachings by certain Muslim legal scholars. Muslims believe that Allah (God) revealed his true will to Muhammad, who then passed on Allah's commands to humans in the Koran. Since the Sharia originated with Allah, Muslims consider it sacred. Between the seventh century when Muhammad died and the 10th century, many Islamic legal scholars attempted to interpret the Sharia and to adapt it to the expanding Muslim Empire. The classic Sharia of the 10th century represented an important part of Islam's golden age. From that time, the Sharia has continued to be reinterpreted and adapted to changing circumstances and new issues. In the modern era, the influences of Western colonialism generated efforts to codify it."--Definition from Constitutional rights foundation.

Sharia Law for Non Muslims

Sharia Law for Non Muslims

  • Author : Dr. Bill Warner
  • Publisher : CSPI International
  • Release Date : 2015-10-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780979579486

Sharia Law for Non Muslims Book Description :

Islam is a political system with its own body of laws called Sharia. Sharia law is based on entirely different principles than our laws. Many of these laws concern the non-Muslim. What does Sharia law mean for the citizens of this state? How will this affect us? What are the long-term effects of granting Muslims the right to be ruled by Sharia, instead of our laws? Each and every demand that Muslims make is based on the idea of implementing Sharia law in America. Should we allow any Sharia at all? Why? Why not? How can any political or legal authority make decisions about Sharia law if they do not know what it is? Is this moral? The answers to all of these questions are found in this book.

The Myth of Islamic Tolerance
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The Myth of Islamic Tolerance

  • Author : Robert Spencer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 593
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015059238116

The Myth of Islamic Tolerance Book Description :

A collection of essays on Islamic culture seeks to explode the vision of tolerant Muslim societies by revealing a history of injustice and oppression against non-Muslim populations and examines the impact this cultural bias has in the modern world.

Living Sharia

Living Sharia

  • Author : Timothy P. Daniels
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780295742564

Living Sharia Book Description :

Drawing on ethnographic research, Living Sharia examines the role of sharia in the sociopolitical processes of contemporary Malaysia. The book traces the contested implementation of Islamic family and criminal laws and sharia economics to provide cultural frameworks for understanding sharia among Muslims and non-Muslims. Timothy Daniels explores how the way people think about sharia is often entangled with notions about race, gender equality, nationhood, liberal pluralism, citizenship, and universal human rights. He reveals that Malaysians� ideas about sharia are not isolated from�nor always opposed to�liberal pluralism and secularism. Living Sharia will be of interest to scholars as well as to policy makers, consultants, and professionals working with global NGOs.

Understanding Sharia

Understanding Sharia

  • Author : Raficq S. Abdulla
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-04-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786734051

Understanding Sharia Book Description :

I.B.Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies Sharia has been a source of misunderstanding and misconception in both the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds. Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World sets out to explore the reality of sharia, contextualising its development in the early centuries of Islam and showing how it evolved in line with historical and social circumstances. The authors, Raficq S. Abdulla and Mohamed M. Keshavjee, both British-trained lawyers, argue that sharia and the positive law flowing from it, known as fiqh, have never been an exclusive legal system or a fixed set of beliefs. In addition to tracing the history of sharia, the book offers a critique concerning its status today. Sharia is examined with regard to particular issues that are of paramount importance in the contemporary world, such as human rights; criminal penalties, including those dealing with apostasy, blasphemy and adultery, commercial transactions, and bio-medical ethics, amongst other subjects. The authors show that sharia is a legal system underpinned by ethical principles that are open to change in different circumstances and contexts, notwithstanding the claims for `transcendental permanence' made by Islamists. This book encourages new thinking about the history of sharia and its role in the modern world.

The Dhimmi

The Dhimmi

  • Author : Bat Yeʼor
  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838632338

The Dhimmi Book Description :

Examines the treatment of non-Arab people under the rule of the Muslims and collects historical documents related to this subject

Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law
Score: 5
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Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law

  • Author : Anver M. Emon
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2012-07-26
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191637742

Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law Book Description :

The question of tolerance and Islam is not a new one. Polemicists are certain that Islam is not a tolerant religion. As evidence they point to the rules governing the treatment of non-Muslim permanent residents in Muslim lands, namely the dhimmi rules that are at the center of this study. These rules, when read in isolation, are certainly discriminatory in nature. They legitimate discriminatory treatment on grounds of what could be said to be religious faith and religious difference. The dhimmi rules are often invoked as proof-positive of the inherent intolerance of the Islamic faith (and thereby of any believing Muslim) toward the non-Muslim. This book addresses the problem of the concept of 'tolerance' for understanding the significance of the dhimmi rules that governed and regulated non-Muslim permanent residents in Islamic lands. In doing so, it suggests that the Islamic legal treatment of non-Muslims is symptomatic of the more general challenge of governing a diverse polity. Far from being constitutive of an Islamic ethos, the dhimmi rules raise important thematic questions about Rule of Law, governance, and how the pursuit of pluralism through the institutions of law and governance is a messy business. As argued throughout this book, an inescapable, and all-too-often painful, bottom line in the pursuit of pluralism is that it requires impositions and limitations on freedoms that are considered central and fundamental to an individual's well-being, but which must be limited for some people in some circumstances for reasons extending well beyond the claims of a given individual. A comparison to recent cases from the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Court of Human Rights reveals that however different and distant premodern Islamic and modern democratic societies may be in terms of time, space, and values, legal systems face similar challenges when governing a populace in which minority and majority groups diverge on the meaning and implication of v

Score: 3
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  • Author : John Kaltner
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 1451411391

Islam Book Description :

"Recent events have focussed attention on Islam, the often-misunderstood faith of one billion people. Westerners are showing a new openness to learning about Islam and other religions, in part perhaps because religion is arguably the single most important and volatile factor in geopolitics today. Islam needs to be understood on its own terms, John Kaltner argues." "This little Facet offers the most basic information about Islam in an accessible and sympathetic presentation. Kaltner portrays Islam as first and foremost a religion of prescribed practices - the five pillars of Islam. Showing the deep humanism of Islam and its most cherished commitments, Kaltner presents Islam through assertions that counter frequent misconceptions of the faith."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Democratization and Islamic Law

Democratization and Islamic Law

  • Author : Johannes Harnischfeger
  • Publisher : Campus Verlag
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 9783593382562

Democratization and Islamic Law Book Description :

When democracy was introduced to Nigeria in 1999, one-third of its federal states declared that they would be governed by sharia, or Islamic law. This work argues that such a break with secular constitutional traditions in a multireligious country can have disastrous consequences

The Status of Women Under Islamic Law and Modern Islamic Legislation

The Status of Women Under Islamic Law and Modern Islamic Legislation

  • Author : Jamal J. Nasir
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004172739

The Status of Women Under Islamic Law and Modern Islamic Legislation Book Description :

There has long been a need for an objective study such as this dealing with the legal rights and obligations of women under the Sharia and under modern Arab Islamic legislation. Seen within the broad principles of Islamic law, the book examines the status of women with regard to marriage, the iddat, parentage and fosterage and custody, and fi lls an important gap left by recent and more general publications on Islamic law.