The Islamic Law of War

Justifications and Regulations

Author: A. Al-Dawoody

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230118089

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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Al-Dawoody examines the justifications and regulations for going to war in both international and domestic armed conflicts under Islamic law. He studies the various kinds of use of force by both state and non-state actors in order to determine the nature of the Islamic law of war.

A Fundamental Fear

Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism

Author: S. Sayyid

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783601930

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The fear and anxiety aroused by Islamism is not a myth, nor is it simply a consequence of terrorism or fundamentalism. Writing in 1997, before 9/11 and before the austerity that has bred a new generation of far right groups across Europe and the US, S. Sayyid warned of a spectre haunting Western civilization. This groundbreaking book, banned by the Malaysian government, is both an analysis of the conditions that have made ‘Islamic fundamentalism’ possible and a provocative account of the ways in which Muslim identities have come to play an increasingly political role throughout the world. This is a pioneering, provocative and intricately crafted study, which shows the challenge of Islamism is not only geopolitical or even cultural but also epistemological.

The Sunna and its Status in Islamic Law

The Search for a Sound Hadith

Author: Adis Duderija

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137369922

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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This volume provides an overview of the nature and scope of the concept of Sunna both in pre-modern and modern Islamic discussions. The main focus is on shedding more light on the context in which the term Sunna in the major works of Islamic law and legal theory across all of the major madhahib was employed during the first six centuries Hijri.

Islam and International Relations

Contributions to Theory and Practice

Author: D. Abdelkader,N. Adiong,R. Mauriello

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113749932X

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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This edited volume conceives of International Relations (IR) not as a unilateral project, but more as an intellectual platform. Its contributors explore Islamic contributions to this field, addressing the theories and practices of the Islamic civilization and of Muslim societies with regards to international affairs and to the discipline of IR.

Law and Tradition in Classical Islamic Thought

Studies in Honor of Professor Hossein Modarressi

Author: M. Cook,N. Haider,I. Rabb,A. Sayeed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137078952

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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Bringing together essays on topics related to Islamic law, this book is composed of articles by prominent legal scholars and historians of Islam. They exemplify a critical development in the field of Islamic Studies: the proliferation of methodological approaches that employ a broad variety of sources to analyze social and political developments.

Muslim Women of Power

Gender, Politics and Culture in Islam

Author: Clinton Bennett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826400876

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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An exploration of powerful Muslim women covering issues of gender, culture and politics in Islam.

Jihad Beyond Islam

Author: Gabriele Marranci

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1845201582

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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By observing the current crisis of identity among ordinary Muslims, this book explores why, and in what circumstances Muslims speak of jihad. In the end, jihad is what Muslims say it is. Marranci offers us a nuanced and anthropolitical understanding of Muslims' lives beyond the predictable clichés.

War and Law in the Islamic World

Author: Matthias Vanhullebusch

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900429824X

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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A three-part investigation on the origins and evolving roles that Islamic law and international humanitarian law have played in regulating conflict and violence, War and Law in the Islamic World brings to light legal and policy complexities that plague modern-day armed conflict in the region.

Land, Law and Islam

Property and Human Rights in the Muslim World

Author: Hilary Lim

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848137206

Category: Law

Page: 256

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In this pioneering work Siraj Sait and Hilary Lim address Islamic property and land rights, drawing on a range of socio-historical, classical and contemporary resources. They address the significance of Islamic theories of property and Islamic land tenure regimes on the 'webs of tenure' prevalent in the Muslim societies. They consider the possibility of using Islamic legal and human rights systems for the development of inclusive, pro-poor approaches to land rights. They also focus on Muslim women's rights to property and inheritance systems. Engaging with institutions such as the Islamic endowment (waqf) and principles of Islamic microfinance, they test the workability of 'authentic' Islamic proposals. Located in human rights as well as Islamic debates, this study offers a well researched and constructive appraisal of property and land rights in the Muslim world.

The Contemporary Islamic Governed State

A Reconceptualization

Author: Joseph J. Kaminski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319570129

Category: Religion

Page: 331

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This book offers a normative reconceptualization of a modern Islamic governed state. First, Joseph Kaminski surveys the historical context of the trajectory of Islamic thought, and offers a unique discursive framework for reconceptualizing an Islamic governed state that rejects secular Enlightenment liberalism and instead is heavily grounded in Ancient Greek ideals of politics and political leadership. Despite heavily borrowing from Greek thought, the model offered remains firmly rooted in a Shari’ah-based, discursive ontological framework. The volume explores topics of bureaucracy, law, democracy, women in politics, and economic justice. Further, this volume presents case studies from Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, and Malaysia, and utilizes the presented theoretical framework as a lens for analysis.

Islam and the Foundations of Political Power

Author: Ali Abdel Razek

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748689400

Category: History

Page: 144

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The translation of an essay first published in Egypt in 1925, which took the contemporaries of its author by storm. At a time when the Muslim world was in great turmoil over the question of the abolition of the caliphate by Mustapha Kamal Ataturk in Turke

Custom in Islamic Law and Legal Theory

The Development of the Concepts of ?Urf and ??dah in the Islamic Legal Tradition

Author: Ayman Shabana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230117341

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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This book explores the relationship between custom and Islamic law and seeks to uncover the role of custom in the construction of legal rulings. On a deeper level, however, it deals with the perennial problem of change and continuity in the Islamic legal tradition (or any tradition for that matter).

Islam and Political-Cultural Europe

Author: Dr David M Kirkham,Professor Tore Lindholm,Professor W Cole Durham Jr.

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409472310

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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Islam and Political-Cultural Europe identifies the sometimes confusing and often contentious new challenges that arise in daily life and institutions as Islam settles deeper into Europe. Critiquing past and recent assimilation efforts in the fields of education, finance, and security, the contributors offer prospective solutions to diverse contemporary problems. Exploring the interactions of Muslim, Christian and secular cultures in the context of highly pluralized contemporary European societies, this book offers a valuable tool for those within and outside Europe seeking to understand the far-reaching implications of combining cultures, the struggles of the Muslim-Christian-secular transition, and the progress which the future promises.

Rebellion and Violence in Islamic Law

Author: Khaled Abou El Fadl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521030571

Category: History

Page: 391

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Khaled Abou El Fadl's book represents the first systematic examination of the idea and treatment of political resistance and rebellion in Islamic law. Pre-modern jurists produced an extensive and sophisticated discourse on the legality of rebellion and the treatment due to rebels under Islamic law. The book examines the emergence and development of these discourses from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries and considers juristic responses to the various terror-inducing strategies employed by rebels including assassination, stealth attacks and rape. The study demonstrates how Muslim jurists went about restructuring several competing doctrinal sources in order to construct a highly technical discourse on rebellion. Indeed many of these rulings may have a profound influence on contemporary practices. This is an important and challenging book which sheds light on the complexities of Islamic law and pre-modern attitudes to dissidence and rebellion.

Islam, Europe and Emerging Legal Issues

Author: W. Cole Durham,Rik Torfs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317112350

Category: Religion

Page: 354

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Islam, Europe and Emerging Legal Issues brings together vital analysis of the challenges that Europe poses for an expanding Islam and that Islam poses for Europe, within their ever-evolving religious, legal, and social environments. This book gathers some of the best thinking on Islam and the law affecting current and contested issues that can no longer be ignored, particularly as they have found their way before the European Court of Human Rights. Contributors include leading authorities who are working at the heart of this generation's law and religion questions in Europe and across the world. This book outlines implications for all those who look to Europe-from both within and without-for models of human rights implementation and multi-cultural accommodation.

Islam, Law and Identity

Author: Marinos Diamantides,Adam Gearey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136675647

Category: Law

Page: 280

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The essays brought together in Islam, Law and Identity are the product of a series of interdisciplinary workshops that brought together scholars from a plethora of countries.? Funded by the British Academy the workshops convened over a period of two years in London, Cairo and Izmir. The workshops and the ensuing papers focus on recent debates about the nature of sacred and secular law and most engage case studies from specific countries including Egypt, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Pakistan and the UK. Islam, Law and Identity also addresses broader and over-arching concerns about relationships between religion, human rights, law and modernity. Drawing on a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches, the collection presents law as central to the complex ways in which different Muslim communities and institutions create and re-create their identities around inherently ambiguous symbols of faith. From their different perspectives, the essays argue that there is no essential conflict between secular law and Shari`a but various different articulations of the sacred and the secular.? Islam, Law and Identity explores a more nuanced and sophisticated understanding of the tensions that animate such terms as Shari`a law, modernity and secularization

When Islam and Democracy Meet

Muslims in Europe and in the United States

Author: J. Cesari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403978565

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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Exploring the woefully neglected reality of Islam as a major cultural and relgious facet of American and European politics and societies, Cesari examines how Muslims in the West are challenging the notion of an inevitable clash or confrontation. With nearly twelve million Muslims living in the larger countries of Western Europe and almost six million in America, the challenges of integrating newcomers within different countries, and the place of Islam in democratic and secular context in the post 9/11 context, have become more pertinent. Comparing the interaction of Muslims with their new countries, this book addresses the implications of increased Islamic visability, violent clashes, beneficial cooperation, and questions within the Muslim community about their role and the role of Islam in democratic states. Pursuing a holistic approach to Muslims as a new minority within western democracy, Cesari provides important insights.

Theology and Creed in Sunni Islam

The Muslim Brotherhood, Ash'arism, and Political Sunnism

Author: J. Halverson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230106587

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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This book explores the correlation between anti-theological thought and the rise of Islamism in the twentieth century by examining Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and the leadership of Umar al-Tilmisani (d. 1986).

Rules of Law and Laws of Ruling

On the Governance of Law

Author: Prof Dr Julia Eckert,Professor Franz von Benda-Beckmann,Professor Keebet von Benda-Beckmann

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409496554

Category: Law

Page: 302

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Offering an anthropological perspective, this volume explores the changing relations between law and governance, examining how changes in the structure of governance affect the relative social significance of law within situations of legal pluralism. The authors argue that there has been a re-regulation rather than a de-regulation, propagated by a plurality of regulative authorities and this re-regulation is accompanied by an increasing ideological dominance of rights talk and juridification of conflict. Drawing on insights into such processes, this volume explores the extent to which law is used both as a constitutive legitimation of governance and as the medium through which governance processes take place. Highlighting some of the paradoxes and the unintended consequences of these regulating processes and the ensuing dynamics, Rules of Law and Laws of Ruling will be a valuable resource for researchers and students working in the areas of legal anthropology and governance.

Sharia and National Law in Muslim Countries

Tensions and Opportunities for Dutch and EU Foreign Policy

Author: Jan Michiel Otto

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9087280483

Category: Religion

Page: 48

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Offers a vital contribution towards the development of a well-informed, coherent, explicit long-term foreign policy towards the Muslim world. The relationship between 'Islam and the West' has become a central issue in international relations. Recently, an overwhelmingly negative view of sharia has developed in the West, in response to reported events, notably in Iran and Saudi Arabia, to terrorist attacks by Islamists, and also encouraged by certain Western opinion leaders. A range of misconceptions about what sharia actually means and how it relates to national law in Muslim countries, both in theory and practice, has contributed to foreign policies that are confrontational rather than pragmatic. This Research and Policy Note identifies key features, problems and approaches of sharia-based law and links them to foreign policy. This is a vital contribution towards the development of a well-informed, coherent, explicit long-term foreign policy towards the Muslim world. Since strengthening the Rule of Law, including human rights, should be an element of such policy, this worl addresses the relationship between sharia and the Rule of Law.