Sharia Law for the Non Muslim

Sharia Law for the Non Muslim
Author: Bill Warner
Publsiher: CSPI
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780979579486
ISBN 13: 0979579481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharia Law for the Non Muslim Book Review:

"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

The Myth of Islamic Tolerance
Author: Robert Spencer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015059238116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Islamic Tolerance Book Review:

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.

Understanding Sharia

Understanding Sharia
Author: Raficq S. Abdulla,Mohamed M. Keshavjee
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN 10: 1786734052
ISBN 13: 9781786734051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Sharia Book Review:

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.

Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law

Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law
Author: Anver M. Emon
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN 10: 0191637742
ISBN 13: 9780191637742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law Book Review:

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 values deemed fundamental to a particular polity.

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

Promoting Women   s Rights in Islamic Law in a Non Muslim State     Israel
Author: Ahmad Natour
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 1793640971
ISBN 13: 9781793640970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

The Dhimmi

The Dhimmi
Author: Bat Yeʼor
Publsiher: Associated University Presse
Total Pages: 444
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 0838632335
ISBN 13: 9780838632338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dhimmi Book Review:

Examines the treatment of non-Arab people under the rule of the Muslims and collects historical documents related to this subject

Muslim Non Muslim Marriage

Muslim Non Muslim Marriage
Author: Gavin W. Jones,Chee Heng Leng,Maznah Mohamad
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9812308741
ISBN 13: 9789812308740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslim Non Muslim Marriage Book Review:

"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

Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century

Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century
Author: Ira M. Lapidus
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-10-22
ISBN 10: 1139851128
ISBN 13: 9781139851121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century Book Review:

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.

Slavery Terrorism and Islam

Slavery  Terrorism and Islam
Author: Peter Hammond
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1612154980
ISBN 13: 9781612154985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slavery Terrorism and Islam Book Review:

This is a fascinating, well illustrated and thoroughly documented response to the relentless anti-Christian propaganda that has been generated by Muslin and Marxist groups and by Hollywood film makers. As Karl Marx declared: "The first battlefield is the re-writing of History " "Peter knows first hand the nature of the enemy the West is facing and exposes it brilliantly in this book on Islam. He begins by documenting the close relationship between Islam and slavery and then chapter by chapter reveals the terrible cost of thirteen centuries of Islamic invasion, conquest and brutalisation. This is a book that every Christian should read and pass along to friends; and one that every home-schooling family should require as part of their children's curriculum." Dr. Brian M. Abshire "Dr. Peter Hammond cuts through layers of misinformation and uncovers astonishing historical facts and details long buried by Islamic revisionists. You'll find out their real agenda for tomorrow by discovering what they actually did yesterday - plus a field-tested plan of how to win Muslims to Christ." Rev. Bill Bathman "For the sake of this generation, and coming ones, someone had to do what Dr. Peter Hammond has just done; setting the record straight on the different role players in the slave trade." Rev. Fano Sibisi "Slavery, Terrorism & Islam, is must reading to all those who want to find out the roots of the Terrorism that is threatening global security." Rev. Jeffreys Kayanga

Shari a and Muslim Minorities

Shari a and Muslim Minorities
Author: Uriya Shavit
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-11-12
ISBN 10: 0198757239
ISBN 13: 9780198757238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shari a and Muslim Minorities Book Review:

Based on analysis of hundreds of fatwas and juristic treatises, this book uncovers the internal debates within minority communities on issues including integration, political participation, leisure, finances, and attitudes toward non-Muslims.

Cruel and Usual Punishment

Cruel and Usual Punishment
Author: Nonie Darwish
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-01-04
ISBN 10: 1418572063
ISBN 13: 9781418572068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cruel and Usual Punishment Book Review:

Nonie Darwish lived for thirty years in a majority Muslim nation. Everything about her life?family, sexuality, hygiene, business, banking, contracts, economics, politics, social issues, everything?was dictated by the Islamic law code known as Sharia. But Sharia isn't staying in majority Muslim nations. Darwish now lives in the West and brings a warning; the goal of radical Islam is to bring Sharia law to your country. If that happens, the fabric of Western law and liberty will be ripped in two. Under Sharia law: A woman can be beaten for talking to men who are not her relatives and flogged for not wearing a headdress Daughters, sisters, and wives can be legally killed by the men in their family Non-Muslims can be beheaded, and their Muslim killers will not receive the death penalty Certain kinds of child molestation are allowed The husband of a "rebellious" wife can deny her medical care or place her under house arrest Think it can't happen? In 2008, England?once the seat of Western liberty and now the home of many Muslim immigrants?declared that Sharia courts in Britain have the force of law. When Muslim populations reach as little as 1 or 2 percent, says Darwish, they begin making demands of the larger community, such as foot-level faucets for washing before praying in public schools, businesses, and airports. "Airports in Kansas City, Phoenix, and Indianapolis are among those who have already installed foot baths for Muslim cab drivers," writes Darwish. These demands test how far Westerners will go in accommodating the Muslim minority. How far will they push? The Organization of the Islamic Conference works to Islamize international human rights laws and apply Sharia "standards" for blasphemy to all nations. The penalty for blasphemy? Death. Weaving personal experience together with extensive documentation and research, Darwish exposes the facts and reveals the global threat posed by Sharia law. Anyone concerned about Western rights and liberties ignores her warning and analysis at their peril.

Sharia Law Or one Law for All

Sharia Law Or  one Law for All
Author: Denis MacEoin,David G. Green
Publsiher: Civitas/Inst for the Study of
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105124120929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharia Law Or one Law for All Book Review:

"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.

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion Volume 31

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion  Volume 31
Author: W. Hood, Ralph,Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor
Publsiher: Research in the Social Scienti
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2020-12-03
ISBN 10: 9789004443488
ISBN 13: 9004443487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion Volume 31 Book Review:

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.

Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law

Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law
Author: E. Ann Black,Hossein Esmaeili,Nadirsyah Hosen
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 0857934473
ISBN 13: 9780857934475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law Book Review:

'This book presents an invaluable contribution to the debate on the compatibility of Islam and modernity. It is full of arguments and examples showing how Islam can be understood in line with modern life, human rights, democracy, the rule of law, civil society and pluralism. The three authors come from different countries, represent different gender perspectives and have a Shia, a Sunni and a non-Muslim background respectively which makes the book a unique source of information and inspiration.' Irmgard Marboe, University of Vienna, Austria This well-informed book explains, reflects on and analyses Islamic law, not only in the classical legal tradition of Sharia, but also its modern, contemporary context. The book explores the role of Islamic law in secular Western nations and reflects on the legal system of Islam in its classical context as applied in its traditional homeland of the Middle East and also in South East Asia. Written by three leading scholars from three different backgrounds: a Muslim in the Sunni tradition, a Muslim in the Shia tradition, and a non-Muslim woman the book is not only unique, but also enriched by differing insights into Islamic law. Sir William Blair provides the foreword to a book which acknowledges that Islam continues to play a vital role not just in the Middle East but across the wider world, the discussion on which the authors embark is a crucial one. The book starts with an analysis of the nature of Islamic law, its concepts, meaning and sources, as well as its development in different stages of Islamic history. This is followed by accounts of how Islamic law is being practised today. Key modern institutions are discussed, such as the parliament, judiciary, dar al-ifta, political parties, and other important organizations. It continues by analysing some key concepts in our modern times: nation-state, citizenship, ummah, dhimmah (recognition of the status of certain non-Muslims in Islamic states), and the rule of law. The book investigates how in recent times, more and more fatwas are issued collectively rather than emanating from an individual scholar. The authors then evaluate how Islamic law deals with family matters, economics, crime, property and alternative dispute resolution. Lastly, the book revisits certain contemporary issues of debate in Islamic law such as the burqa, halal food, riba (interest) and apostasy. Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law will become a standard scholarly text on Islamic law. Its wide-ranging coverage will appeal to researchers and students of Islamic law, or Islamic studies in general. Legal practitioners will also be interested in the comparative aspects of Islamic law presented in this book.

The Impact of the Application of Sharia Law on the Rights of Non muslims in the Light of International Principles

The Impact of the Application of Sharia Law on the Rights of Non muslims in the Light of International Principles
Author: Siham Samir Awad
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:37626895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impact of the Application of Sharia Law on the Rights of Non muslims in the Light of International Principles Book Review:

"Sudan, a multireligious state, declared the application of Sharia laws in 1983. The thesis addresses the impact of the application of Sharia law on non-Muslims within the historical, political and legal context of Sudan. This is examined in the light of international principles." --

Democratization and Islamic Law

Democratization and Islamic Law
Author: Johannes Harnischfeger
Publsiher: Campus Verlag
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 3593382563
ISBN 13: 9783593382562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democratization and Islamic Law Book Review:

When democracy was introduced to Nigeria in 1999, one-third of its federal states declared that they would be governed by sharia, or Islamic law. This work argues that such a break with secular constitutional traditions in a multireligious country can have disastrous consequences

Islamic Human Rights and International Law

Islamic Human Rights and International Law
Author: Glenn L. Roberts
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2006-12
ISBN 10: 1581123477
ISBN 13: 9781581123470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Human Rights and International Law Book Review:

Traditional Islamic law has long been regarded as academic, local in nature, and relevant only as a measure of the inadequacy of women's rights in the family law regimes of a few Islamic states. In opposition, the author argues that the Sharia is both a quasi-regional customary international law capable of competing with prevailing customary international law, and brings its own international agenda of "Islamic human rights" that compete with and seek to displace "Western human rights." Rather than acknowledging the rights of Muslims qua Muslims internationally, aggressive proponents of an "American customary-law-of-human-rights school" have responded with a new militant doctrine of "instant customary law" to aid the U.S. in its "war on terror," targeting the Sharia wherever encountered, and risking a global "war on Islam."

Living Sharia

Living Sharia
Author: Timothy P. Daniels
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN 10: 0295742569
ISBN 13: 9780295742564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Sharia Book Review:

Drawing on ethnographic research, Living Sharia examines the role of sharia in the sociopolitical processes of contemporary Malaysia. The book traces the contested implementation of Islamic family and criminal laws and sharia economics to provide cultural frameworks for understanding sharia among Muslims and non-Muslims. Timothy Daniels explores how the way people think about sharia is often entangled with notions about race, gender equality, nationhood, liberal pluralism, citizenship, and universal human rights. He reveals that Malaysians� ideas about sharia are not isolated from�nor always opposed to�liberal pluralism and secularism. Living Sharia will be of interest to scholars as well as to policy makers, consultants, and professionals working with global NGOs.

Muslims in Non Muslim Lands

Muslims in Non Muslim Lands
Author: Amjad M. Mohammed
Publsiher: Mitchell Beazley
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781903682753
ISBN 13: 1903682754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslims in Non Muslim Lands Book Review:

Due to mass migration over a number of decades, many Muslims today find themselves residing as minorities in Western secular nations and as a result are searching for answers in order to live within these societies yet remain true to their faith. This book sets out to counter the idea that there are only two possibilities for Muslim minorities—isolation or assimilation—by arguing that traditional Islamic law, or fiqh as it is found in the classical schools of law, is not outdated or too inflexible to be utilized in the 21st century and that rather it can provide the means for Muslims to integrate within secular societies while maintaining a link to the sources of their religion and its legal rulings. Amjad M. Mohammed demonstrates how Islamic law, as interpreted by the Hanafi School of Law, is a multifaceted, complex legal system that takes into account both the individual’s situation and the society’s culture and customs. The concept of diyar, or political-legal jurisdictions, is discussed with special emphasis on the criteria for the application of dar al-Islam (Muslim state), dar-al-sulh (peace-treaty state), and dar al-harb (enemy state). A number of rulings for different situations that confront Muslim minorities are also included, such as working with illegal products or services, halal meat, food additives, medicines and medical interventions, financial transactions, and political participation.

Women and Islamic Law in a Non Muslim State

Women and Islamic Law in a Non Muslim State
Author: Ahron Layish
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2017-09-04
ISBN 10: 1351471422
ISBN 13: 9781351471428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Islamic Law in a Non Muslim State Book Review:

This book is methodologically unique in scholarly literature on Muslim society. Its originality lies in the fact that the rich material offered by the shari'a courts is given a thorough analysis with a view to drawing conclusions about the present-day phenomena in Arab society and processes that the society has been undergoing in modern times.Aharon Layish examines every aspect of the social status of Muslim women that finds expression in the shari'a courts: the age of marriage, stipulations inserted in the marriage contract, dower, polygamy, maintenance and obedience, divorce, custody of the children, guardianship, and succession. Each chapter opens with a short legal introduction based on all the sources of law applying in shari'a courts, followed by social analyses and a study of the attitudes and approaches of the qadis, or Muslim religious judges. Layish examines the relationship between shari'a and Israeli legislation: Do shari'a courts have regard to the provisions of Israeli law? What is the relationship between shari'a and social custom, and which is decisive in regard to Israeli Muslim women? To what extent does Israeli law actually affect Israeli Muslim women? What is the attitude of the qadis, toward Israeli legislation?Women and Islamic Law in a Non-Muslim State is an important and original study that will be of interest to students and scholars of Islamic law, comparative law, sociology, and modernization.