Islamic Divorce in North America: A Sharia Path in a Secular Society

Hardcover | April 18, 2012

byJulie MacFarlane

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There is increasing attention among policy-makers and the public to the role of shari'a in the everyday lives of Western Muslims, raising negative associations and public fears among their American and Canadian neighbors. The most common way North American Muslims relate to shari'a is in theirobservance of Islamic marriage and divorce rituals; recourse to traditional Islamic marriage and, to a lesser extent, divorce is widespread. In the course of her research, Julie Macfarlane conducted hundreds of interviews with Muslim couples, and her book describes how their Islamic marriage anddivorce processes are used in North America, and what they mean to those who abide by them. The picture that emerges is of an idiosyncratic private ordering system, dominated by imams and other community leaders, which reflects a wide range of attitudes towards contemporary family values and changes in gender roles. The emergence of a western shari'a challenges readers to consider how tofind the right balance between state commitment to universal norms and formal equality, and the protection of religious freedom expressed in private religious and cultural practices.

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There is increasing attention among policy-makers and the public to the role of shari'a in the everyday lives of Western Muslims, raising negative associations and public fears among their American and Canadian neighbors. The most common way North American Muslims relate to shari'a is in theirobservance of Islamic marriage and divorce ...

Julie Macfarlane is a Professsor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor, Ontario

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 18, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199753911

ISBN - 13:9780199753918

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Preface1. Muslim identity in the West2. A Primer on Islamic Family Law3. Getting Married4. Staying Married5. Marital Conflicts and Abuse6. Getting Divorced7. The Consequences of Divorce8. Legal Issues for Islamic Marriage and DivorceAppendix A: Marriage ContractsAppendix B: Divorce ruling on verbal delegated talaqAppendix C: Faskh ruling