Sharia Law for the Non Muslim Book

Sharia Law for the Non Muslim


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

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Sharia Law for the Non Muslim Excerpt :

"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.

The Myth of Islamic Tolerance Book
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The Myth of Islamic Tolerance


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

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The Myth of Islamic Tolerance Excerpt :

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.

Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law Book

Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law


  • Author : Anver M. Emon
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2012-10-11
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191645709

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Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law Excerpt :

The relationship between Islamic law and international human rights law has been the subject of considerable, and heated, debate in recent years. The usual starting point has been to test one system by the standards of the other, asking is Islamic law 'compatible' with international human rights standards, or vice versa. This approach quickly ends in acrimony and accusations of misunderstanding. By overlaying one set of norms on another we overlook the deeply contextual nature of how legal rules operate in a society, and meaningful comparison and discussion is impossible. In this volume, leading experts in Islamic law and international human rights law attempt to deepen the understanding of human rights and Islam, paving the way for a more meaningful debate. Focusing on central areas of controversy, such as freedom of speech and religion, gender equality, and minority rights, the authors examine the contextual nature of how Islamic law and international human rights law are legitimately formed, interpreted, and applied within a community. They examine how these fundamental interests are recognized and protected within the law, and what restrictions are placed on the freedoms associated with them. By examining how each system recognizes and limits fundamental freedoms, this volume clears the ground for exploring the relationship between Islamic law and international human rights law on a sounder footing. In doing so it offers a challenging and distinctive contribution to the literature on the subject, and will be an invaluable reference for students, academics, and policy-makers engaged in the legal and religious debates surrounding Islam and the West.

Understanding Sharia Book

Understanding Sharia


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

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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.

Muslim Non Muslim Marriage Book

Muslim Non Muslim Marriage


  • Author : Gavin W. Jones
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9789812308740

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Muslim Non Muslim Marriage Excerpt :

"This is an excellent and rare exploration of a sensitive religious issue from many perspectives _ legal, cultural and political. The case studies from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand portray the important and exciting, yet very difficult, negotiation of Islamic teachings in the changing realities of Southeast Asia, home to the majority of Muslims in the world. Interreligious marriage is an important indicator of good relations between communities in religiously diverse countries. This book will also be of great interest to students and scholars of religious pluralism in a Southeast Asian context, which has not been studied adequately." - Zainal Abidin Bagir, Executive Director, Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies (CRCS), Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia "The issue of Muslim-non-Muslim marriages has different connotations in the different Southeast Asian states. For example, in Thailand it is more a fluid cultural issue but in Malaysia it reflects great racial schisms with severe legal implications. This book is a welcome one as it examines the issue not only from the perspectives of various Southeast Asian nations but also from so many angles; the legal, historical, social, cultural, anthropological and philosophical. The work is scholarly, yet accessible. Underlying it, there is a vital streak of humanism." - Azmi Sharom, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

The Dhimmi Book

The Dhimmi


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

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

Islamic Divorce in North America Book

Islamic Divorce in North America


  • Author : Julie Macfarlane
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199908813

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Islamic Divorce in North America Excerpt :

Policy-makers and the public are increasingly attentive to the role of shari'a in the everyday lives of Western Muslims, with negative associations and public fears growing among their non-Muslim neighbors in the United States and Canada. The most common way North American Muslims relate to shari'a is in their observance of Muslim marriage and divorce rituals; recourse to traditional Islamic marriage and, to a lesser extent, divorce is widespread. Julie Macfarlane has conducted hundreds of interviews with Muslim couples, as well as with religious and community leaders and family conflict professionals. Her book describes how Muslim marriage and divorce processes are used in North America, and what they mean to those who embrace them as a part of their religious and cultural identity. The picture that emerges is of an idiosyncratic private ordering system that reflects a wide range of attitudes towards contemporary family values and changes in gender roles. Some women describe pervasive assumptions about restrictions on their role in the family system, as well as pressure to accept these values and to stay married. Others of both genders describe the gradual modernization of Islamic family traditions - and the subsequent emergence of a Western shari'a--but a continuing commitment to the rituals of Muslim marriage and divorce in their private lives. Readers will be challenged to consider how the secular state should respond in order to find a balance between state commitment to universal norms and formal equality, and the protection of religious freedom expressed in private religious and cultural practices.

Life of Mohammed Book

Life of Mohammed


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1856
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:AH5D3T

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Sharia Law Or  one Law for All   Book

Sharia Law Or one Law for All


  • Author : Denis MacEoin
  • Publisher : Civitas/Inst for the Study of
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105124120929

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Sharia Law Or one Law for All Excerpt :

"Sharia law is a distillation of rulings that purport to represent the divine diktat in all worldly affairs. It provides injunctions for the conduct of criminal, public and even international law. Marriage and divorce, the custody of children, alimony, sexual impropriety and much else come within its remit Sharia courts are operating in Britain, handing down rulings that may be inappropriate to this country, being linked to elements in Islamic law that are seriously out of step with trends in Western legislation that derive from the values of the Enlightenment and are inherent in modern codes of human rights. Sharia rulings contain great potential for controversy and may involve acts contrary to UK legal norms and human rights legislation. Denis MacEoin argues against the wider use of sharia law."--Back cover.

The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam Book

The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam


  • Author : Yusuf al-Qaradawi
  • Publisher : The Other Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • Genre: Islam
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN 10 : 9789670526003

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The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam Excerpt :

Since its first publication in 1960, this famous work by Yusuf al-Qaradawi has enjoyed a huge readership in the Muslim world, and has been translated into many languages. It dispels the ambiguities surrounding the Sharī‘ah to fulfil the essential needs of the Muslims in this age. It clarifies the ḥalāl (lawful) and why it is ḥalāl, and the ḥarām (prohibited) and why it is ḥarām, referring to the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet. It answers questions which may face the Muslims today, and refutes the ambiguities and lies about Islam. Dr al-Qaradawi delves into the authentic references in Islamic jurisprudence, extracting judgements of interest to contemporary Muslims in the areas of worship, business dealings, family life, food and drink, dress and ornaments, patterns of behaviour, individual and group relations, family and social ethics, habits and social customs.

Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law Book
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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

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Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law Excerpt :

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

Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century Book

Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century


  • Author : Ira M. Lapidus
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139851121

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Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century Excerpt :

First published in 1988, Ira Lapidus' A History of Islamic Societies has become a classic in the field, enlightening students, scholars, and others with a thirst for knowledge about one of the world's great civilizations. This book, based on fully revised and updated parts one and two of this monumental work,describes the transformations of Islamic societies from their beginning in the seventh century, through their diffusion across the globe, into the challenges of the nineteenth century. The story focuses on the organization of families and tribes, religious groups and states, showing how they were transformed by their interactions with other religious and political communities. The book concludes with the European commercial and imperial interventions that initiated a new set of transformations in the Islamic world, and the onset of the modern era. Organized in narrative sections for the history of each major region, with innovative, analytic summary introductions and conclusions, this book is a unique endeavour.

Promoting Women s Rights in Islamic Law in a Non Muslim State   Israel Book

Promoting Women s Rights in Islamic Law in a Non Muslim State Israel


  • Author : Ahmad Natour
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 1793640963

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Promoting Women s Rights in Islamic Law in a Non Muslim State Israel Excerpt :

Promoting Women's Rights in Islamic Law describes the mechanism of renewal in Islamic law , followed by the main reforms in various areas of the family law; marriage, divorce, the right of wives to dissolve their unsuccessful marriage, paternity, maintenance of wives and children support.

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion  Volume 31 Book

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion Volume 31


  • Author : W. Hood, Ralph
  • Publisher : Research in the Social Scienti
  • Release Date : 2020-12-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 548
  • ISBN 10 : 9004443487

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Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion Volume 31 Excerpt :

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 31: A Diversity of Paradigms' showcases two approaches to the socio-scientific study of religion. It includes a special section within which authors draw on data collected about congregational life in the Australian National Church Life Surveys (from 1991 to present). These studies give voice to minority groups and children. While findings include the strengths of ethnic diversity and the positive experiences of young churchgoers, they also highlight that full inclusion in local church life is far from being realized. A second section explores the application of feminist approaches within the sociology of religion. In their struggle for equality for women, feminist scholars developed methodologies to challenge the marginality of any ?othered? group. This section showcases how use of these methods challenges hierarchies within knowledge.