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Islam and the rule of justice : image and reality in Muslim law and culture

Islam and the rule of justice : image and reality in Muslim law and culture

Author: Lawrence Rosen
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In the West, we tend to think of Islamic law as an arcane and rigid legal system, bound by formulaic texts yet suffused by unfettered discretion. While judges may indeed refer to passages in the classical texts or have recourse to their own orientations, images of binding doctrine and unbounded choice do not reflect the full reality of the Islamic law in its everyday practice. Whether in the Arabic-speaking world,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Rosen
ISBN: 9780226511573 022651157X 9780226511603 022651160X 022651174X 9780226511740
OCLC Number: 1001807477
Description: viii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : approaching Islamic law --
Part 1. Following the law --
Going to court : everyday life in a Muslim court --
Why do women usually win in Muslim family law courts? --
Parallel worlds : shadow law and political culture in Morocco --
Back to the future? : Muslim-Jewish partnerships --
Part 2. Justice in an imperfect world --
The culture of corruption in the Arab world --
Justice and the "Arab Spring" : a guide to the Arab street --
Will the middle class save the Middle East? --
Trying terror : Zacarias Moussaoui and his culture on trial --
Epilogue : the rule of law or the rule of justice?
Responsibility: Lawrence Rosen.


Rosen looks at contemporary Islamic law and separate reality from Western stereotypes, showing it to be quite flexible and effective.  Read more...


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