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Islamic divorce in North America : a Shari'a path in a secular society

Author: Julie Macfarlane
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Policy-makers and the public are increasingly attentive to the role of shari'a in the everyday lives of Western Muslims, with negative associations and public fears growing among their non-Muslim neighbors in the United States and Canada. The most common way North American Muslims relate to shari'a is in their observance of Muslim marriage and divorce rituals; recourse to traditional Islamic marriage and, to a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Macfarlane
ISBN: 9780199753918 0199753911
OCLC Number: 746489175
Description: xxiv, 312 pages : forms ; 25 cm
Contents: 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. Appendix A. Marriage contracts --
Appendix B. Divorce ruling on verbal delegated talaq --
Appendix C. Faskh ruling.
Responsibility: Julie Macfarlane.

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Based on hundreds of interviews, this book describes how Muslim marriage and divorce processes are used in North America, and what they mean to North American Muslims. It maps the emergence of a  Read more...

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