Contracting Fear: Islamic Law in the Middle East and Middle America

Contracting Fear: Islamic Law in the Middle East and Middle America

by Khurram Dara

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498204125
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/22/2015
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Khurram T. Dara is an attorney from New York. He is the author of The Crescent Directive: An Essay on Improving the Image of Islam in America (2011). His writing has been featured on CNN.com, The Washington Post online, and HuffPost Religion. Dara is a graduate of Emory University and Columbia Law School.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part I

1 An Overview of Islamic Law 9

2 Early Sources 19

3 History and Evolution 24

4 Transition and Collapse 33

5 Islamism, Terrorism, and the Future of the Middle East 46

Part II

6 Islamic Law in America 55

7 A Solution in Search of a Problem 59

8 Unintended Consequences 76

Part III

9 Unconstitutional Laws for American Courts? 83

Conclusion 97

Cases and Commentary 99

Bibliography 125

Index of Legal Cases, Bills, Laws, and Resolutions 131

Index of Authors 134

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