Women and Muslim Family Laws in Arab States

The author considers these new laws alongside older statutes to comment on the patterns and dynamics of change both in the texts of the laws, and in the processes through by which they are drafted and issued.

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Author: Lynn Welchman

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053569740

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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A number of Arab states have recently either codified Muslim family law for the first time, or have issued amendments or new laws which significantly impact the statutory rights of women as wives, mothers and daughters. In Women and Muslim Family Laws in Arab States Lynn Welchman examines women's rights in Muslim family laws in Arab states across the Middle East while also surveying the public debates surrounding the issues. The author considers these new laws alongside older statutes to comment on the patterns and dynamics of change both in the texts of the laws, and in the processes through by which they are drafted and issued. She draws on original legal texts and explanatory statements as well as on extensive secondary literature particular to certain states for an insight into practice, and on; interventions by women's rights organizations and other parties to the debate in the press and in advocacy materials. The discussions are set in the contemporary global context that 'internationalises' the domestic and regional debates.The book considers laws in states from the Gulf to North Africa in regard to their approaches to issues of codification processes and issues of and of registration, capacity and guardianship in marriage, polygyny, the marital relationship, divorce and child custody. -- Publisher description.

Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures

Family, Law and Politics, Volume II of the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, brings together over 360 entries on women, family, law, politics, and Islamic cultures around the world.

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Author: Suad Joseph

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004128187

Category: Social Science

Page: 837

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Family, Law and Politics, Volume II of the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, brings together over 360 entries on women, family, law, politics, and Islamic cultures around the world.

Law and Power in the Islamic World

This book is an original contribution to the debates surrounding Islam and ideas of modernity.

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Author: Sami Zubaida

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1850439346

Category: History

Page: 248

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This book is an original contribution to the debates surrounding Islam and ideas of modernity. Starting from modern concerns, it examines the origins and evolution of the Shari'a (Islamic law), and the corpus of texts, concepts and practices in which it has been enshrined. Sami Zubaida considers key historical episodes of political accommodations and contests between scholars and sultans. Drawing on modern examples, mainly from Egypt and Iran, Zubaida explores how the Shari'a has evolved and mutated to accommodate the workings of a modern state by examining the reforms of the 19th and 20th centuries and the politics of the contemporary world.

The Muslim Family a Study of Women s Rights in Islam

Introduction : Women of the Arab World ' , in Toubia , ed . , 1988 , pp . 1 - 7 .
Esposito John L . , ed . , Islam and Development : Religion and Sociopolitical
Change , Syracuse University Press , Syracuse 1980 . - Women in Muslim Family
Law ...

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Author: Tove Stang Dahl

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004157245

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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A translation of a study focusing on the Islamic family, considered as the foundation of society, and the laws which bind man and wife. Dahl (women's law, U. of Oslo, 1938-92) analyzes the legal conditions of Muslim women, describing the balance between the rules of religion, laws of state, and the actual laws of life, and penetrating into the betrothal and matrimonial traditions that are determined by the social conditions at different levels of Muslim society, specifically studying a poor quarter of Cairo. Lacks an index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Adjudicating Family Law in Muslim Courts

El-Alami, D. and Hinchcliffe, D. (1996) Islamic Marriage and Divorce Laws of the
Arab World, London: Kluwer Law ... ——(2007) Women and Muslim Family Laws
in Arab States: a Comparative Overview of Textual Development and Advocacy, ...

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Author: Elisa Giunchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317964889

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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While there are many books on Islamic family law, the literature on its enforcement is scarce. This book focuses on how Islamic family law is interpreted and applied by judges in a range of Muslim countries – Sunni and Shi'a, as well as Arab and non-Arab. It thereby aids the understanding of shari'a law in practice in a number of different cultural and political settings. It shows how the existence of differing views of what shari'a is, as well as the presence of a vast body of legal material which judges can refer to, make it possible for courts to interpret Islamic law in creative and innovative ways.

Islamic Family Law

Artikler om praktisering af islamisk familieret i Mellemøsten, Europa, Syd- og Sydøstasien samt Kina.

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Author: Chibli Mallat

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 1853333018

Category: Architecture

Page: 395

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Artikler om praktisering af islamisk familieret i Mellemøsten, Europa, Syd- og Sydøstasien samt Kina.

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The International Survey of Family Law

Law No 44 of 1979 was controversial before its promulgation ( Najjar reports a
four - year build - up to Sadat ' s action ) and was ... involved in reforming Muslim
family law in Arab states , and of the external , nominally unrelated socio -
political issues that may ... evocative of similar discourses elsewhere in the
region , and indeed of criticisms levelled at women supporting the new law of
2000 in Egypt .

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Author: Andrew Bainham

Publisher: Jordans Pub

ISBN: 085308937X

Category: Law

Page: 499

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The International Survey of Family Law is the International Society of Family Law's annual review of developments in family law across the world. Written by leading academic authors, the 2004 edition covers developments in 28 countries. For the first time all articles are accompanied by abstracts in English and French.

Al Raida

Because Muslim family law is said to derive from the sharia , any reform process
requires strong political support ... Nabil Khoury and Valentine M. Moghadam ,
eds . , Women and Development in the Arab Region ( London : Zed Books , 1995
) ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112086646335

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Modernization of the Law in Arab States

An Investigation Into Current Civil, Criminal and Constitutional Law in the Arab
World George N. Sfeir ... cooperate in the running of the affairs of the family and
the upbringing of the children , " and while the cost of maintaining the family falls
... The oft quoted Prophetic saying in Islam , " Al - Rijal qawwamun ' ala nisa ' ihim
" ( The men are the custodians or guardians of their women ) reflected therefore
the ...

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Author: George N. Sfeir

Publisher: Austin & Winfield Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060369191

Category: Law

Page: 275

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This is a major study of the definition and effects of "Modernization" on 20th century Arab law communities and their societies. Focus is on the codification and implementation of legal change in the post-1945 era of nation building and patterns of reform interaction between Islamic and Western law in the Middle East.

Arab World Almanac

Marriage and Family Law in the United States and the Arab World
URBANIZATION AND LABOR Jordan 61 . ... Arab women were guaranteed many
rights under Islamic law that Westem women would not obtain for more than a
millenium , but ...

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ISBN: IND:30000028468910

Category: Arab countries

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Bibliographie Mensuelle

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Author: United Nations Library (Geneva, Switzerland)

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433116699384

Category: International law

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The Middle East from the Iran Contra Affair to the Intifada

Contemporary Issues in the Middle East EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Roger
Allen , University of Pennsylvania John L . Esposito , College of ... Fred J . Khouri
The Arab States and the Palestine Conflict . ... Women in Muslim Family Law .

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Author: Robert Owen Freedman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019594541

Category: History

Page: 441

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Essays about the Mideast discuss the role of external powers, regional political dynamics, and national perspectives on problems of the region

Connexions

Western feminists and some Arab feminists see Islam as the primary cause of
Arab women's oppression . A large ... She blames the Arab state for excluding
women politically , economically , and socially with the help of religious family
law .

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ISBN: UCSC:32106010198577

Category: Feminism

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Islam and the Rule of Law

10 Amira El Azhary Sonbol Introduction 11 association between Islamic law and
Arab nationalism as being a form of nationalist " cultural loyalty ... This has left
women in the confusing situation of being guaranteed laws by constitutions that
are not reflected in personal status laws . ... It is true that shari ' a continues as the
basis for personal and family laws in the Islamic world , but it is not true that shari '
a ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063287671

Category: Islamic law

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Women Education and Socialization in Modern Lebanon

Power and Sexuality in the Middle East . ” Middle East ... Education Forum
Excerpts : Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing , China , ” United
Nations Report . United ... Esposito , John L . Women in Muslim Family Law .
Syracuse ...

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Author: Mirna Lattouf

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015062585537

Category: Education

Page: 184

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In 2000, a United Nations report on gender discrimination indicated that bias was overwhelmingly due to socialization, or informal learning, as expressed through cultural values, norms, and traditions. Governments investigated in the UN report cited cultural relativity, such as harmful laws and customs, as a major element of concern. The Lebanese case mimics international trends in the unwillingness to confront and reinterpret strict and rigid ideologies, which limit the transformation of female educational progress into change in women's societal roles.

Arab Women

This constant emphasis on family in the state arena turns family relationships into
powerful political tools . And since ... By placing family law in the domain of
religion , most Arab states have given over control of issues that dramatically
affect women to institutions that are gender - biased . Clerics in the Arab world
Muslim , Christian , or Jewish — are all male , and their hierarchy is quite
patriarchal .

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Author: Suha Sabbagh

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106012999717

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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The lives of Arab women today are complex, diverse and far more multi-faceted than those of the one-dimensional creatures of veiled passivity who inhabit the imaginations of so many Western "experts." In most Arab countries, women face constricting laws and social customs that hold them back from full participation in their societies. Some, as a result, lead lives of passive submission. But others rage against those institutional obstacles, organize other women to challenge male domination of their public and private lives, and seize every opening, large or small, to move the rights of women at least that one next step. Arab women labor in dangerous factories and unmechanized fields, they keep families intact and care for their children without access to modern technology; sometimes even without electricity or clean water. But they also fill medical and engineering schools in universities throughout the Arab world; they are creating some of the greatest art and literature of their rich cultures; they serve bravely in overwhelmingly male parliaments; and they organize and fight-with or without men's consent-for incremental democratic gains, and sometimes for their own rights as women. This collection brings together a distinguished cast of Arab women writers and other experts and analyzes the lives, the diverse roles and the means of overcoming the challenges that confront women in today's Arab societies. Essays examine feminism, women's education and daily lives, women's views of Islam and women Islamists, and women's roles in war and literature. It also includes interviews with women political leaders such as Palestine's Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi and Jordan's Leila Sharaf. -- Back cover.

Women s International Network News

REPORTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD MIDDLE EAST 57 THE HOUSE OF
OBEDIENCE : WOMEN IN ARAB ... Introduction : A Confessional Universe : The
Koranic Law / The Arab World / / 2 . ... If we are to understand how the
organization of the family and kinship groups affects the status of women in
Muslim society , we ...

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Author: Women's International Network

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106005910358

Category: Women

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