Islam, Sharia and alternative dispute resolution : mechanisms for legal redress in the Muslim community /Material type: BookSeries: Library of Islamic law ; 6.Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, c2013.Description: xv, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781848857322Subject(s): Islamic law | Dispute resolution (Law) -- Islamic countries | Islamic law -- Interpretation and constructionDDC classification: 347.16709
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-231) and index.
Introduction -- The Muslim community in Britain -- Overview of the Hounslow Muslim community -- The Sharia, religious law of Muslims -- The Muslim Law (Shariah) Council (UK) -- The many faces of ADR in Hounslow -- The case for court-invoked adjudication -- Towards an Islamic model of ADR -- Policy considerations.
The meanings and contexts of Shari'a are the subject of both curiosity and misunderstanding by non-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 monolithic or impervious to change from without, Muslim legal tradition has - since its beginnings in the early Islami.