Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
Library,Documentation and Information Science Division

“A research journal serves that narrow

borderland which separates the known from the unknown”

-P.C.Mahalanobis


Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Muslim and American? [electronic resource] : Straddling Islamic Law and U.S. Justice.

By: Hanshaw, Mark E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Recht und Gesellschaft: Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2010Description: 1 online resource (309 p.).ISBN: 9781593326418 (electronic bk.); 1593326416 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Islamic law -- United States | Jihad | Justice, Administration of -- United States | Justice, Administration of (Islamic law) | Muslims -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States | Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention | Islamic law -- United States | Muslims -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States | Justice, Administration of (Islamic law) | Justice, Administration of -- United States | Jihad | Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention | RELIGION / Islam / LawGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Muslim and American? : Straddling Islamic Law and U.S. JusticeDDC classification: 340.5/9 | 340.59 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Introduction; The Employment of Islamic Law; American Muslims and Islamic Law; Inside the American Courtroom; The Self-Image of American Muslims; The View from Abroad; 1. Orientalisms in Practice; Images: Traditional and Modern; The Birth of "Orientalism"; Orientalism in the 21 st Century; Muslim Voices; Legal Orientalisms; 2. The Qadi and Images of Injustice; The Qadi of Western Scholarship; The Qadi in the Supreme Court; The Adoption of Terminello; Systems in Opposition; Authority Without Limitation; The Qadi in History; The Unbridled Qadi; Justice for the Qadi.
3. Terrorism and JihadThe Battle Over Jihad; Defining Jihad; Jihad in the Qur'an; Defensive Jihad; Political Jihad; Greater Jihad; Jihad in the Courtroom; Jihad in Other Cases; An Emphasis Upon Terror; Courts, Jihad and Terrorism; 4. Child Custody and American Muslims; Stakes in the Battle; Definitional Considerations; Legal Principles Affecting Child Custody Matters; Child Custody under Shari'a; A Court Divided; From Comity to Community; Of Comity; 5. Marriage, Divorce and the American Muslim; The Muslim Marital Contract; The Dissolution of a Marriage; Muslim Marriages in U.S. Courts.
From Beginning to EndDower Agreements; Questions and Interpretations; 6. Abandoning Tradition?; The Relationship between Islam andIslamic Law; Separating Law and Practice; A Modernist Call; Founders of a Movement; The Outcry of Traditionalists; Ultimate Questions; 7. A Parallel System of Justice?; Canada's Experiment with Arbitration; Arbitration, U.S. Secular Courts and theMuslim Community; From Canada to the U.S.: Assessing theFuture of Muslim Arbitration; 8. Other Paths; Germany: Limited Enforcement of MuslimLegal Norms; England: Seeking Influence; Concluding Observations.
9. Seeking SolutionsThe Way Forward; A. Excerpts from the Ontario Arbitration ActOf 1991 235; B. Executive Summary the Report "DisputeResolution in Family Law: ProtectingChoice, Promoting Inclusion," December2004, also known as the "Boyd Report"; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Summary: Hanshaw explores the often competing demands that confront American Muslims from Islamic religious law and secular law. The conflict extends into many aspects of daily life, ranging from issues concerning divorce and child custody to the interpretation of contracts. The receptivity of U.S. courts to claims rooted in Islamic legal principles has been uneven, leaving Muslims in a state of uncertainty. As well, U.S. courts have often struggled to interpret Islamic law provisions. At the heart of Hanshaw?s legal analysis lies the very personal question of whether weaknesses in U.S. judicial proces.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
No physical items for this record

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Introduction; The Employment of Islamic Law; American Muslims and Islamic Law; Inside the American Courtroom; The Self-Image of American Muslims; The View from Abroad; 1. Orientalisms in Practice; Images: Traditional and Modern; The Birth of "Orientalism"; Orientalism in the 21 st Century; Muslim Voices; Legal Orientalisms; 2. The Qadi and Images of Injustice; The Qadi of Western Scholarship; The Qadi in the Supreme Court; The Adoption of Terminello; Systems in Opposition; Authority Without Limitation; The Qadi in History; The Unbridled Qadi; Justice for the Qadi.

3. Terrorism and JihadThe Battle Over Jihad; Defining Jihad; Jihad in the Qur'an; Defensive Jihad; Political Jihad; Greater Jihad; Jihad in the Courtroom; Jihad in Other Cases; An Emphasis Upon Terror; Courts, Jihad and Terrorism; 4. Child Custody and American Muslims; Stakes in the Battle; Definitional Considerations; Legal Principles Affecting Child Custody Matters; Child Custody under Shari'a; A Court Divided; From Comity to Community; Of Comity; 5. Marriage, Divorce and the American Muslim; The Muslim Marital Contract; The Dissolution of a Marriage; Muslim Marriages in U.S. Courts.

From Beginning to EndDower Agreements; Questions and Interpretations; 6. Abandoning Tradition?; The Relationship between Islam andIslamic Law; Separating Law and Practice; A Modernist Call; Founders of a Movement; The Outcry of Traditionalists; Ultimate Questions; 7. A Parallel System of Justice?; Canada's Experiment with Arbitration; Arbitration, U.S. Secular Courts and theMuslim Community; From Canada to the U.S.: Assessing theFuture of Muslim Arbitration; 8. Other Paths; Germany: Limited Enforcement of MuslimLegal Norms; England: Seeking Influence; Concluding Observations.

9. Seeking SolutionsThe Way Forward; A. Excerpts from the Ontario Arbitration ActOf 1991 235; B. Executive Summary the Report "DisputeResolution in Family Law: ProtectingChoice, Promoting Inclusion," December2004, also known as the "Boyd Report"; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.

Hanshaw explores the often competing demands that confront American Muslims from Islamic religious law and secular law. The conflict extends into many aspects of daily life, ranging from issues concerning divorce and child custody to the interpretation of contracts. The receptivity of U.S. courts to claims rooted in Islamic legal principles has been uneven, leaving Muslims in a state of uncertainty. As well, U.S. courts have often struggled to interpret Islamic law provisions. At the heart of Hanshaw?s legal analysis lies the very personal question of whether weaknesses in U.S. judicial proces.

Description based on print version record.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.
Library, Documentation and Information Science Division, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B T Road, Kolkata 700108, INDIA
Phone no. 91-33-2575 2100, Fax no. 91-33-2578 1412, ksatpathy@isical.ac.in


Visitor Counter