Changing God's Law: The dynamics of Middle Eastern family law - Islamic Law in Context (Paperback)Nadjma Yassari (editor)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
`An essential guide for those interested in how family law actually works in the contemporary Islamic world. Relying upon leading scholars and practitioners, Changing God's Law demolishes the trope that Islamic law is determined entirely on the basis of medieval texts. It demonstrates the fundamental role of judges, lawmakers and other contemporary actors in the evolution of Islamic family law, and provides critical detail on the nature of the many multifaceted changes taking place in different parts of the Islamic world.'
Haider Ala Hamoudi, University of Pittsburgh, USA
`This is an important contribution to the study of recent developments in family laws in the Middle East. Using different approaches to analyse a range of countries, contributors provide valuable insights into the dynamics of legal interpretations, judicial practices and human agency in shaping contemporary family laws.'
Ziba Mir-Hosseini, SOAS, University of London, UK
`Including both longer-term historical studies and up-to-date contemporary accounts, this volume is an important contribution to the study of family in the Middle East and beyond.'
Annelies Moors, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands