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Women's Rights and Islamic Family Law: Perspectives on Reform

Women's Rights and Islamic Family Law: Perspectives on Reform

by Lynn Welchman, C. A. Tisdell
     
 

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This volume explores the present-day realities of Islamic family law, with particular emphasis on the rights of women. Three contrasting country cases have been selected: Egypt, the most populous Arab state with a constitutional clause on the place of "principles of the sharìa" as the principal source of legislation; the West Bank and Gaza, family law

Overview

This volume explores the present-day realities of Islamic family law, with particular emphasis on the rights of women. Three contrasting country cases have been selected: Egypt, the most populous Arab state with a constitutional clause on the place of "principles of the sharìa" as the principal source of legislation; the West Bank and Gaza, family law here being a contested site between different visions of national identity in the process of trying to build a Palestinian state; and the United States, where some in the minority Muslim communities seek to regulate their family relations in accordance with "principles of the sharìa" within the context of a non-Muslim state applying civil law requirements to all family matters. A concluding study ranges further afield in order to explore the challenges and potential of "principles of sharìa" in advocacy on the question of violence against women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842770955
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Welchman is Director of the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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