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Islamic Divorce in North America A Shari'a Path in a Secular Society

ISBN-10: 0199753911

ISBN-13: 9780199753918

Edition: 2012

Authors: Julie Macfarlane

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There is increasing attention among policy-makers and the public to the role ofshari'ain the everyday lives of Western Muslims, raising negative associations and public fears among their American and Canadian neighbors. The most common way North American Muslims relate toshari'ais in their observance of Islamic marriage and divorce rituals; recourse to traditional Islamic marriage and, to a lesser extent, divorce is widespread. In the course of her research, Julie Macfarlane conducted hundreds of interviews with Muslim couples, and her book describes how their Islamic marriage and divorce processes are used in North America, and what they mean to those who abide by them. The picture that emerges is of an idiosyncratic and frequently inconsistent private ordering system, dominated by imams and other community leaders, which reflects a wide range of attitudes towards contemporary family values and changes in gender roles. The emergence of a westernshari'achallenges readers to consider how to find the right balance between state commitment to universal norms and formal equality, and the protection of religious freedom expressed in private religious and cultural practices.
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Book details

List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/24/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.42" wide x 9.29" long x 1.13" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Muslim Identity in the West
A Primer on Islamic Family Law
Getting Married
Staying Married
Marital Conflicts and Abuse
Getting Divorced
The Consequences of Divorce
Legal Issues for Islamic Marriage and Divorce
Looking Forward
Marriage Contracts
Divorce Ruling on Verbal Delegated Talaq
Faskh Ruling
Notes
Glossary
Index