Marriage On Trial: A Study of Islamic Family Law

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I. B. Tauris, Nov 15, 1997 - Political Science - 256 pages
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Debates over family law are a sensitive subject in the Muslim world, revealing something of the struggle between forces of traditionalism and modernism. The highly disparate tendencies within Islamic "fundamentalism" share a desire to re-institute Shar'ia law, regarded as the last bastion of the Islamic ideal of social relations. This book probes the theory and practice of Islamic family law in the contemporary Muslim world, focusing on the dynamics of marriage and the consequences of its breakdown, and the ways in which litigants manipulate the law to resolve marital and child custody disputes.

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Contents

The Sharia Law and Social Practice
21
the Iranian Case
54
the Moroccan Case
84
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Ziba Mir-Hosseini is a distinguished anthropologist who carried out her work at Girton College, Cambridge. She was the co-producer of the classic documentary Divorce Iranian Style.

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