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Family Law in Islam: Divorce, Marriage and Women in the Muslim World

Family Law in Islam: Divorce, Marriage and Women in the Muslim World

Edited by: Maaike Voorhoeve

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In both the West and throughout the Muslim world, Islamic family law is a highly - and hotly - debated topic. In the Muslim World, the discussions at the heart of these debates are often primarily concerned with the extent to which classical Islamic family law should be implemented in the national legal system, and the impact this has on society. "Family Law in Islam" highlights these discussions by looking at public debates and legal practice. Using a range of contemporary examples, from polygamy to informal marriage (zawaj 'urfi), and from divorce with mutual agreement (khul') to judicial divorce (tatliq), this wide-ranging and penetrating volume explores the impact of Islamic law on individuals, families and society alike from Morocco to Egypt and from Syria to Iran. It thus contains material of vital importance for researchers of Islamic Law, Politics and Society in the Middle East and North Africa.

Author Info

Maaike Voorhoeve is a PhD Candidate in the Department of General Jurisprudence, Law Faculty, University of Amsterdam. She holds postgraduate degrees in Law and Islamic Studies from and teaches at the University of Amsterdam. Baudouin Dupret is Research Fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is the author of numerous works on law and politics in the Muslim World, and is co-editor of Narratives of Truth in Islamic Law (I.B. Tauris, 2008).

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: Tauris Academic Studies
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Series: Library of Islamic Law

ISBN: 9781848857421
Publication Date: 29 Mar 2012
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 216
Width: 134

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