Accommodating Muslims Under Common Law: A Comparative Analysis by Salim FarrarAccommodating Muslims Under Common Law: A Comparative Analysis by Salim Farrar

Accommodating Muslims Under Common Law: A Comparative Analysis

bySalim Farrar, Ghena KrayemEditorSalim Farrar

Hardcover | July 20, 2016

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The book explores the relationship between Muslims, the Common Law and Shar'ah post-9/11. The book looks at the accommodation of Shar'ah Law within Western Common Law legal traditions and the role of the judiciary, in particular, in drawing boundaries for secular democratic states with Muslim populations who want resolutions to conflicts that also comply with the dictates of their faith.

Salim Farrar and Ghena Krayem consider the question of recognition of Shar'ah by looking at how the flexibilities that exists in both the Common Law and Shar'ah provide unexplored avenues for navigation and accommodation. The issue is explored in a comparative context across several jurisdictions and case law is examined in the contexts of family law, business and crime from selected jurisdictions with significant Muslim minority populations including: Australia, Canada, England and Wales, and the United States. The book examines how Muslims and the broader community have framed their claims for recognition against a backdrop of terrorism fears, and how Common Law judiciaries have responded within their constitutional and statutory confines and also within the contemporary contexts of demands for equality, neutrality and universal human rights. Acknowledging the inherent pragmatism, flexibility and values of the Common Law, the authors argue that the controversial issue of accommodation of Shar'ah is not necessarily one that requires the establishment of a separate and parallel legal system.

Salim Farrar is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia. Ghena Krayem is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Title:Accommodating Muslims Under Common Law: A Comparative AnalysisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:214 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 20, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415710464

ISBN - 13:9780415710466

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Muslim Communities in a Multicultural Context  2. Contextualising Shari¿ah in the Common Law World  3. Muslims, Family Relationships and the Common Law  4. Muslims, Crime and the Common Law  5. Muslims, Business Transactions and the Common Law  Conclusion