Sharia incorporated

a Comparative Overview of the Legal Systems of Twelve Muslim Countries in Past and Present

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Sharia incorporated

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ISBN: 9789087280574, 676 blz., June 2010, Engels
Formaat: 23.4 (h) x 15.6 (b) x 3.6 (d) cm. Gewicht: 1017 gram.

Uitgever: Leiden University Press

serienaam/reeks: Law, Governance, and Development - Research

redactie: Jan Michiel Otto


The aim of Sharia Incorporated is to provide unbiased and contextual information about a topic that has of late been hijacked by politics in the West. Sharia Incorporated is an ambitious study of the development and incorporation of sharia and Islamic and customary law traditions into national legal, political, and social state structures. Sharia Incorporated also explores the sensitive topic of 'Western' human rights and rule of law standards in a Muslim world. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the role of sharia in the historical and legal formation of twelve representative Muslim states. In particular, the introduction Jan Michiel Otto goes to the heart of the prevailing environment in which Western discourses tend to oversimplify and misrepresent the substance and effect of Islam and more specifically Sharia. Otto's analysis and the twelve chapters, each written by laudable international scholars of law and anthropology, speak to the origin of Islamic legal trends, providing not only a comprehensive overview but a unique comparison of relevant legal domains and key issues raised by the advent of sharia. It is intended that this wealth of factual information contribute to current international debates on sharia, law, and politics. Jan Michiel Otto is hoogleraar Law and governance in developing countries aan de Universiteit Leiden, en directeur van het Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Development.

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inhoudsopgaveTable of contents - 6 Acknowledgements - 8 Editorial note - 11 Preface - 12 1. Introduction: investigating the role of sharia in national law - 18 2. Sharia and national law inEgypt - 52 3. Sharia and national law in Morocco - 90 4. Sharia and national law in Saudi Arabia - 140 5 Shari'a and national law in the Sudan - 182 6. Islam and national law in Turkey - 232 7. Sharia and national law in Afghanistan - 274 8. Sharia and national law in Iran - 320 9. Sharia and national law in Pakistan - 374 10. Sharia and national law in Indonesia - 434 11. Sharia and national law in Malaysia - 492 12. Sharia and national law in Mali - 530 13. Sharia and national law in Nigeria - 554 14. Towards comparative conclusions on the role of sharia in national law - 614 Annexe: Tables - 656 Glossary - 662 About the contributors - 674
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