Law and Islam in the Middle East

Author: Daisy Hilse Dwyer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897891516
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"Islamic law is the epitome of Islamic thought, the most typical manifestation of the Islamic way of life, the core and kernel of Islam itself," asserts renowned Islamic law scholar Joseph Schacht. At a time when Islamic fundamentalism is flourishing, the relation of religion to law-related behavior needs to be scrutinized. This volume considers Middle Eastern law as practiced by Muslims in a diversity of Middle East nations. Eight chapters, contributed by experts in the field, and a cogent introduction by Dwyer deal with the practical intricacies of personal status law and assess law in the public domain.

Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law

Author: Eugene Cotran
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789041122070
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The Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law is the flagship publication of the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL) of the school of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. It is increasingly regarded as the leading international forum for commentary on, and analysis of, emerging issues in a field of study of everincreasing global significance. There is no more useful and thorough pricis of what has happened in Islamic and Middle Eastern law over the last year. With Volume 8 -and the advent of Martin Lau as co-editor with Eugene Cotran- the Yearbook begins an expansion of its purview into non-Arab Islamic countries, beginning in this volume with essays covering issues in Afghanistan and Kenya. The Yearbook will continue to be an authorative source of insightful commentary and scholarship on relevant developments wherever the influence of Islamic law is felt.

Origin and Development of Islamic Law

Author: Majid Khadduri
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584778644
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The Origin and Development of Islamic Law. A committee from The Middle East Institute, led by George Camp Keiser, Chairman of the Board of Governors, enlisted outstanding authorities on Middle East law to contribute chapters on specific topics. Includes an extensive glossary of Islamic legal terms. With a foreword by Robert H. Jackson (Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States). Majid Khadduri [1909-2007] was a Professor of Middle East Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University and Director of Research and Education at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D. C. He was the author of several books in English and Arabic on Middle Eastern affairs, including War and Peace in the Law of Islam.Herbert J. Liebesny [1911-1985] was a member of the Advisory Board of the Middle East Journal and author of The Government of French North Africa and Foreign Legal Systems: A Comparative Analysis.

War and Peace in the Law of Islam

Author: Majid Khadduri
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584776951
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Khadduri presents a lucid analysis of classical Islamic doctrine concerning war and peace and its adaptation to modern conditions. Working primarily with original Muslim sources, he examines the nature of the Islamic state, Islamic law and the influence of Western law.Other chapters consider classical Muslim attitudes toward foreign policy, international trade, warfare, treaties and how these have developed during the twentieth century. Majid Khadduri [1909-2007] was a Professor of Middle East Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University and Director of Research and Education at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D. C. He was the author of several books in English and Arabic on Middle Eastern affairs. Contents: Fundamental Concepts of Muslim Law I Theory of the State II Nature and Sources of Law III The Muslim Law of Nations The Law of War IV Introduction V The Doctrine of the Jihad VI Types of Jihad VII Military Methods VIII The Initiation of War IX Land Warfare X Maritime Warfare XI Spoils of War XII Termination of Fighting The Law of Peace XIII Introduction XIV Jurisdiction XV Foreigners in Muslim Territory: Harbis and Musta'mins XVI Muslims in Non-Muslim Territory XVII Status of the Dhimmis XVIII Treaties XIX Commercial Relations XX Arbitration XXI Diplomacy XXII Neutrality XXIII Epilogue Glossary of Terms Bibliography Index

Yearbook Islamic Middle Eastern

Author: Eugene Cotran
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789041108838
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Practitioners and academics dealing with the Middle East can turn to the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law for an instant source of information on the developments over an entire year in the region. The Yearbook covers Islamic and non-Islamic legal subjects, including the laws themselves, of some twenty Arab and other Islamic countries. The publication's practical features include: - articles on current topics, -country surveys reflecting important new legislation and amendments to existing legislation per country, - the text of a selection of documents and important court cases, - a Notes and News section, and - book reviews.

The Rule of Law in the Middle East and the Islamic World

Author: Eugene Cotran
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857718452
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Can notions of ‘the Rule of Law’, ‘Human Rights’ and ‘judicial process’ as understood in the West be made to work in the Middle East and the rest of the Islamic world? Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, much attention has been focused on an international standard on human rights applicable to all cultures. But is this standard observed by Middle Eastern and Islamic governments and enforced by their judiciaries? This book examines the predicament of the Muslim world. Are Islamic principles compatible with ‘the Rule of Law’ and ‘Human Rights’ as defined by the West?_x000D_ _x000D_ In this country-by-country survey a range of distinguished scholars, practitioners and judges explore how the concepts of ‘the Rule of Law’ and ‘Human Rights’ are being debated and applied in the changing social and political climates of Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Family Law in Islam

Author: Maaike Voorhoeve
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857721275
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In both the West and throughout the Muslim world, Islamic family law is a highly - and hotly - debated topic. In the Muslim World, the discussions at the heart of these debates are often primarily concerned with the extent to which classical Islamic family law should be implemented in the national legal system, and the impact this has on society. Family Law in Islam highlights these discussions by looking at both public debates and legal practice._x000D_ _x000D_ By examining family law in various contexts in the Middle East and North Africa, Maaike Voorhoeve brings together an informative and vital analysis of these societies and gender relations within them. Using contemporary examples, this book unpicks the complex and often contradictory attitudes towards Muslim family law, and the ways in which it is put into practice by judges, lawyers and litigants. For example, Family Law in Islam illustrates how women in Mauritania or Egypt use marriage and divorce law to carve out a role for themselves within society._x000D_ _x000D_ No analysis of family law in the Middle East would be comprehensive without examining the evolution of the Family Protection Act in Iran - and here is examined the more current revisions to this act, highlighting the tensions over women’s status and rights in Iranian (and Muslim) society, the role of law in shaping this status from ‘above’ and the disparate groups who attempt to influence this._x000D_ _x000D_ Using a range of contemporary examples, from polygamy to informal marriage (zawaj ‘urfi), and from divorce with mutual agreement (khul’) to judicial divorce (tatliq), this wide-ranging and penetrating volume explores the impact of Islamic law on individuals, families and society alike from Morocco to Egypt and from Syria to Iran. It thus contains material of vital importance for researchers of Islamic Law, Politics and Society in the Middle East and North Africa.

Law and Power in the Islamic World

Author: Sami Zubaida
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781850439349
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Islamic law (the Shari'a) and its application is a central issue in contemporary Islamic politics and culture. Starting from modern concerns, this book examines the origins and evolution of the Shari'a and the corpus of texts, concepts and practices in which it has been enshrined. The central paradox in this history is one of power: the Shari'a is jurist's law, theoretically derived from sacred sources, yet dependent for its institution and application on rulers, with their own agendas and priorities. Sami Zubaida here considers key historical episodes of political accommodations and contests.

Women in Muslim Family Law

Author: John L. Esposito
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815629085
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An exploration of family law as it pertains to women with regard to marriage, divorce and inheritance in the Middle East. This second edition is revised to expand and update coverage of family law reforms that have taken place throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. It focuses on the historical and legal context for reform, and the methodology and extent of contemporary legal trends, particularly in Egypt and Pakistan.