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Islamic Divorce in North America: A Shari’a Path in a Secular Society

Julie Macfarlane

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753918
eISBN:
9780199949588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753918.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

There is increasing attention among policy makers and the public to the role of shari’a in everyday life for Western Muslims, raising many negative associations and public fear. In fact, the most ... More


Getting Divorced

Julie Macfarlane

in Islamic Divorce in North America: A Shari’a Path in a Secular Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753918
eISBN:
9780199949588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753918.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the steps taken and processes employed when North American Muslims seek a religious divorce. In the absence of Muslim courts, and because Islamic divorce in North America has ... More


Legal Issues for Islamic Marriage and Divorce

Julie Macfarlane

in Islamic Divorce in North America: A Shari’a Path in a Secular Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753918
eISBN:
9780199949588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753918.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter opens with a discussion of the 2010 Oklahoma Referendum which vividly demonstrates public fears and misapprehensions about “shari’a law.” One such misapprehension is the belief ... More


A Primer on Islamic Family Law

Julie Macfarlane

in Islamic Divorce in North America: A Shari’a Path in a Secular Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753918
eISBN:
9780199949588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753918.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the development of Islamic law as a system from the primary sources of the Qur’an, the Sunna and hadith, and reviews the major tools of an Islamic legal method. It examines the ... More


Shariʿa in English Law: The Argument So Far

John R. Bowen

in On British Islam: Religion, Law, and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691158549
eISBN:
9781400881055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158549.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the fears and accusations about the English law's recognition of shariʻa. In his February 2008 remarks, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams explored ways in which the ... More


Background to the Shariʿa Councils

John R. Bowen

in On British Islam: Religion, Law, and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691158549
eISBN:
9781400881055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158549.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter provides the background to the shariʻa councils and explains why Islamic divorce has become the focus of shariʻa council practices. In 1982, a collection of Islamic scholars met in ... More


Unstable Performativity

John R. Bowen

in On British Islam: Religion, Law, and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691158549
eISBN:
9781400881055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158549.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the anxiety of performativity, which asks about the capacity of scholars or judges to successfully perform an Islamic act and to divorce a couple. Performativity can be ... More


In Pursuit of an Islamic Divorce: a Socio-Legal Examination of Practices Among British Muslims

Islam Uddin

in Cohabitation and Religious Marriage: Status, Similarities and Solutions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529210835
eISBN:
9781529210866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529210835.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter surveys the practices of Islamic marriages and divorce among British Muslims, highlighting the importance of religious divorces to mark the end of a marriage. It looks at the various ... More


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