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The Resource Muslim and American? : Straddling Islamic Law and U.S. Justice, (electronic resource)

Muslim and American? : Straddling Islamic Law and U.S. Justice, (electronic resource)

Label
Muslim and American? : Straddling Islamic Law and U.S. Justice
Title
Muslim and American?
Title remainder
Straddling Islamic Law and U.S. Justice
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hanshaw explores the often competing demands that confront American Muslims from Islamic religious law and secular law. The conflict extends into many aspects of daily life, ranging from issues concerning divorce and child custody to the interpretation of contracts. The receptivity of U.S. courts to claims rooted in Islamic legal principles has been uneven, leaving Muslims in a state of uncertainty. As well, U.S. courts have often struggled to interpret Islamic law provisions. At the heart of Hanshaw?s legal analysis lies the very personal question of whether weaknesses in U.S. judicial proces
Member of
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Hanshaw, Mark E
Dewey number
  • 340.5/9
  • 340.59
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Law and Society
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  • Islamic law
  • Muslims
  • Justice, Administration of (Islamic law)
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Jihad
  • Terrorism
Label
Muslim and American? : Straddling Islamic Law and U.S. Justice, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
Contents
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Introduction; The Employment of Islamic Law; American Muslims and Islamic Law; Inside the American Courtroom; The Self-Image of American Muslims; The View from Abroad; 1. Orientalisms in Practice; Images: Traditional and Modern; The Birth of "Orientalism"; Orientalism in the 21 st Century; Muslim Voices; Legal Orientalisms; 2. The Qadi and Images of Injustice; The Qadi of Western Scholarship; The Qadi in the Supreme Court; The Adoption of Terminello; Systems in Opposition; Authority Without Limitation; The Qadi in History; The Unbridled Qadi; Justice for the Qadi
  • 3. Terrorism and JihadThe Battle Over Jihad; Defining Jihad; Jihad in the Qur'an; Defensive Jihad; Political Jihad; Greater Jihad; Jihad in the Courtroom; Jihad in Other Cases; An Emphasis Upon Terror; Courts, Jihad and Terrorism; 4. Child Custody and American Muslims; Stakes in the Battle; Definitional Considerations; Legal Principles Affecting Child Custody Matters; Child Custody under Shari'a; A Court Divided; From Comity to Community; Of Comity; 5. Marriage, Divorce and the American Muslim; The Muslim Marital Contract; The Dissolution of a Marriage; Muslim Marriages in U.S. Courts
  • From Beginning to EndDower Agreements; Questions and Interpretations; 6. Abandoning Tradition?; The Relationship between Islam andIslamic Law; Separating Law and Practice; A Modernist Call; Founders of a Movement; The Outcry of Traditionalists; Ultimate Questions; 7. A Parallel System of Justice?; Canada's Experiment with Arbitration; Arbitration, U.S. Secular Courts and theMuslim Community; From Canada to the U.S.: Assessing theFuture of Muslim Arbitration; 8. Other Paths; Germany: Limited Enforcement of MuslimLegal Norms; England: Seeking Influence; Concluding Observations
  • 9. Seeking SolutionsThe Way Forward; A. Excerpts from the Ontario Arbitration ActOf 1991 235; B. Executive Summary the Report "DisputeResolution in Family Law: ProtectingChoice, Promoting Inclusion," December2004, also known as the "Boyd Report"; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
ocn818819058
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (309 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781593326418
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818819058
Label
Muslim and American? : Straddling Islamic Law and U.S. Justice, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
Contents
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Introduction; The Employment of Islamic Law; American Muslims and Islamic Law; Inside the American Courtroom; The Self-Image of American Muslims; The View from Abroad; 1. Orientalisms in Practice; Images: Traditional and Modern; The Birth of "Orientalism"; Orientalism in the 21 st Century; Muslim Voices; Legal Orientalisms; 2. The Qadi and Images of Injustice; The Qadi of Western Scholarship; The Qadi in the Supreme Court; The Adoption of Terminello; Systems in Opposition; Authority Without Limitation; The Qadi in History; The Unbridled Qadi; Justice for the Qadi
  • 3. Terrorism and JihadThe Battle Over Jihad; Defining Jihad; Jihad in the Qur'an; Defensive Jihad; Political Jihad; Greater Jihad; Jihad in the Courtroom; Jihad in Other Cases; An Emphasis Upon Terror; Courts, Jihad and Terrorism; 4. Child Custody and American Muslims; Stakes in the Battle; Definitional Considerations; Legal Principles Affecting Child Custody Matters; Child Custody under Shari'a; A Court Divided; From Comity to Community; Of Comity; 5. Marriage, Divorce and the American Muslim; The Muslim Marital Contract; The Dissolution of a Marriage; Muslim Marriages in U.S. Courts
  • From Beginning to EndDower Agreements; Questions and Interpretations; 6. Abandoning Tradition?; The Relationship between Islam andIslamic Law; Separating Law and Practice; A Modernist Call; Founders of a Movement; The Outcry of Traditionalists; Ultimate Questions; 7. A Parallel System of Justice?; Canada's Experiment with Arbitration; Arbitration, U.S. Secular Courts and theMuslim Community; From Canada to the U.S.: Assessing theFuture of Muslim Arbitration; 8. Other Paths; Germany: Limited Enforcement of MuslimLegal Norms; England: Seeking Influence; Concluding Observations
  • 9. Seeking SolutionsThe Way Forward; A. Excerpts from the Ontario Arbitration ActOf 1991 235; B. Executive Summary the Report "DisputeResolution in Family Law: ProtectingChoice, Promoting Inclusion," December2004, also known as the "Boyd Report"; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
ocn818819058
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (309 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781593326418
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818819058

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