Islamic Institutions in Jerusalem: Palestinian Muslim Organisation under Jordanian and Israeli Rule by Yitzak Reiter, Ytizhak Reiter |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Islamic Institutions in Jerusalem: Palestinian Muslim Organisation under Jordanian and Israeli Rule

Islamic Institutions in Jerusalem: Palestinian Muslim Organisation under Jordanian and Israeli Rule

by Yitzak Reiter, Ytizhak Reiter
     
 

Islam in present day Jerusalem is influenced more than ever by political activities and agendas. This publication deals with Islamic activity and Islamic institutions in East Jerusalem under Jordanian and Israeli rule from 1948 until after the peace accords between Isreal, the PLO and Jordan. After the Israeli takeover of East Jerusalem in 1967 Islamic institutions

Overview

Islam in present day Jerusalem is influenced more than ever by political activities and agendas. This publication deals with Islamic activity and Islamic institutions in East Jerusalem under Jordanian and Israeli rule from 1948 until after the peace accords between Isreal, the PLO and Jordan. After the Israeli takeover of East Jerusalem in 1967 Islamic institutions remained Jordanian organs. This study elaborates on the strategy adopted by the Palestinians of establishing a local Palestinian Supreme Muslim Authority serving a political body to handle Palestinian religious and national debate for the future of Jerusalem. One of the features of this debate is the Jordanian-Palestinian-Israeli competence over the holy places in Jerusalem.
The waqf (pious endowments) institution, which is in decline in many Muslim countries, has been revived under Israeli rule. The economic resources of the waaf have been mobilized for the political struggle and it serves as a means to preserve the Islamic character of East Jerusalem and to strengthen the Muslim Arab population's attachment to Islamic institution. This study focuses on the role of the Shari'a (Islamic law) Courts in various mechanisms which were developed to facilitate the adoptation of the traditional Islamic institutions to modern conditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789041103826
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Arab and Islamic Laws Series, #15
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.81(h) x 0.56(d)

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