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Call # KBP144 .I83 2004
Title Islamic law and the challenges of modernity / edited by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad and Barbara Freyer Stowasser
Imprint Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, c2004
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Descript. ix, 264 p. ; 23 cm
Summary/Abstract "Since Europeans first colonized Arab lands in the nineteenth century, they have been pressing to have the area's indigenous laws and legal systems adhere to Western models. Although most Arab states now have national codes of law that reflect Western influence, fierce internal struggles regarding how to interpret Islamic law continue, particularly in the areas of gender and family. From different geographical and ideological points throughout the contemporary Arab world, Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad and Barbara Freyer Stowasser demonstrate the range of views on Islam's legal heritage in the region. For either law or religion classes, Islamic Law and the Challenges of Modernity provides the broad historical overview and particular examples needed to understand this contentious issue."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-244) and index
Subject Islamic law -- Arab countries
Law reform -- Arab countries
Alt Author Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, 1935-
Stowasser, Barbara Freyer, 1935-
OCLC # 53131876
Table of Contents
 Introduction : Islamic law and the challenge of modernity1
Pt. 1Modernization and legal reform in the Arab world 
Ch. 1Can the Shari'a be restored? / Wael B. Hallaq21
Ch. 2Inscribing the Islamic Shari'a in Arab constitutional law / Nathan J. Brown, Adel Omar Sherif55
Ch. 3A typology of state Muftis / Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen81
Ch. 4A contextual approach to improving asylum law and practices in the middle east / Nadia Yakoob, Aimen Mir99
Pt. 2Legal reforms and the impact on women 
Ch. 5Internationalizing the conversation on women's rights : Arab countries face the CEDAW committee / Ann Elizabeth Mayer133
Ch. 6Tahlil marriage in Shari'a legal codes, and the contemporary Fatwa literature / Barbara Freyer Stowasser, Zeinab Abul-Magd161
Ch. 7Egyptian feminism : trapped in the identity debate / Lama Abu-Odeh183
Ch. 8Muslim women and legal reforms : the case of Jordan and women's work / Amira El-Azhary Sonbol213
 About the contributors261