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The Background of the Treatise

Mohsen Kadivar

in Blasphemy and Apostasy in Islam: Debates on Shi'a Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474457576
eISBN:
9781474495394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457576.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter is the first part of the ‘The Background of the Treatise’ and has three sections; Section one: Legal rulings (Fatāwā) condemning Rāfiq Taqī to death for apostasy or blaspheming the ... More


Introduction

Stilt Talar

in Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Introduction places the book in the context of the larger “law and society” literature and explains why the legal official at the center of the book, the muhtasib, is an ideal point of entry into ... More


Integrating Shari’ah, Adat and European Laws

Muhamad Ali

in Islam and Colonialism: Becoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474409209
eISBN:
9781474418799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409209.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

It focuses on Muslim articulation of evolving ideas about shari’ah in terms of law and its relation to adat and European laws. Muslim reformers sought to spread legal interpretations by addressing ... More


Creating the Image of European Islam: The European Council for Fatwa and Research and Ireland1

Adil Hussain Khan

in Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646944
eISBN:
9780748684281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646944.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter demonstrates how the creation of a transnational institution such as the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) are not the outcome of local efforts from European Muslims at the ... More


Political Islam in Ireland and the Role of Muslim Brotherhood Networks

Adil Hussain Khan

in Muslims in Ireland: Past and Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748696888
eISBN:
9781474412230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696888.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

How European networks of the Muslim Brotherhood have played a leading role in organising Muslims in Ireland is demonstrated in this chapter. The major Sunni mosque organisation, the Islamic Cultural ... More


The Rushdie Affair: Truth and Conduct

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

in Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226138336
eISBN:
9780226138503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter takes up Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses and the aftermath of its publication - the “Rushdie Affair” –in terms of an anthropology of the contemporary. The chapter observes ... More


Objections to the Fatwa of Assassination1

Mohsen Kadivar

in Blasphemy and Apostasy in Islam: Debates on Shi'a Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474457576
eISBN:
9781474495394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457576.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter is the second part of the ‘The Background of the Treatise’ and it is the open letter of Mohsen Kadivar to his former classmate Mohammad Javād Fāzel Lankarānī (Lankarānī Jr.) on 28 ... More


Letter of Censure to the Jurists who Issued the Latest Judgement on Apostasy

Mohsen Kadivar

in Blasphemy and Apostasy in Islam: Debates on Shi'a Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474457576
eISBN:
9781474495394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457576.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

On 26 May 2012, Kadivar in his colleagues published an open letter to six Shi’ite authorities criticizing their Judgements (fatwa) on Apostasy of an Iranian singer. The main subjects of this letter ... More


Request for Clarification from the Jurists who Defend “Suffocating the Religionists”

‘Alī Aṣghar Gharavī and ‘Alī Aṣghar Gharavī

in Blasphemy and Apostasy in Islam: Debates on Shi'a Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474457576
eISBN:
9781474495394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457576.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In his open letter to a Shi’ite authority in December 2013, Kadivar wrote: Naser Makārem Shīrāzī’s opinions and fatwas represent the vanguard of an inquisition in Shiʿism, especially the horrific ... More


What Is a Fatwa?: Authority, Tradition, and the Care of the Self

Hussein Ali Agrama

in Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226010687
eISBN:
9780226010700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010700.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter describes the style and manner of the muftis in dispensing their fatwas, in connection with the concepts and understood goals of the Fatwa Council. It offers a better understanding of ... More


The Wasaṭī and Salafī Approaches to the Religious Law of Muslim Minorities

Uriya Shavit

in Sharī‘a and Muslim Minorities: The wasati and salafi approaches to fiqh al-aqalliyyat al-Muslima

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198757238
eISBN:
9780191817168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757238.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the evolution of distinct wasaṭī and salafī approaches to fiqh al-aqalliyyāt al-Muslima and their institutionalization and popularization, with special attention given to their ... More


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