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- DescriptionThe meanings and contexts of Shari'a are the subject of both curiosity and misunderstanding by n-Muslims. Shari'a is sometimes crudely characterised by outsiders as a punitive legal system operating broadly outside, and separate from, national laws and customs. This groundbreaking book shows that Shari'a and its 'fiqh' (laws set forward by various Islamic legal schools) comprise a far more nuanced matrix of interpretations than is often assumed to be the case. Far from being molithic or impervious to change from without, Muslim legal tradition has - since its beginnings in the early Islamic period - placed an emphasis on equity and n-adversarial conflict-resolution. Mohamed Keshavjee examines both Sunni and Shi'a applications of Islamic law, demonstrating how political, cultural and other factors have influenced the practice of fiqh and Shari'a in the West. Exploring in particular the modern development of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), the author shows that this process can revitalise some of the essential principles that underlie Muslim teachings and jurispudence, delivering t only formal remedies but also perceived justice, even to n-Muslims.
- Author BiographyMOHAMED M. KESHAVJEE is an international specialist on cross-cultural mediation. With a background in law from Britain and Canada, from 2000 to 2012 he directed, and lectured in, all the international training programmes in mediation for the National Conciliation and Arbitration Boards of the Ismaili Muslim community worldwide. He specialises in Islamic and international human rights law and obtained his PhD from the University of London.
- Author(s)Mohamed Keshavjee
- PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
- Date of Publication30/05/2013
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleLibrary of Islamic Law
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight567 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine30 mm
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