The Politics Of Islamic Law

Author: Iza R. Hussin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022632348X
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Combining a genealogy of law with a political analysis of its institutional dynamics, this book offers an up-close look at the ways in which global transformations are realized at the local level.

Yearbook Of Islamic And Middle Eastern Law

Author: Eugene Cotran
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9789004177666
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Her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies,
the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation and the Woodrow
Wilson Foundation. Her dissertation has won top awards from the American
Political Science Association and the International Convention of Asia Scholars.
Her book: The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the
Making of the Muslim State, is forthcoming in 2010. Michael I. Kelly is Professor of
Law and ...

Casting Faiths

Author: Thomas DuBois
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230221581
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7 The Making of Islamic Law: Local Elites and Colonial Authority in British Malaya
Iza Hussin In the Federal Constitution of Malaysia (1957), a "Malay" is defined as:
"a person who professes the religion of Islam, habitually speaks the Malay
language . . . (and) conforms to Malay custom".1 This link between religious and
ethnic identity illustrates just one of the ways in which Muslims are defined by the
states in which they live, and the role law plays in that definition. In Malaysia,
Malay ...

States And Women S Rights

Author: Mounira Charrad
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520935471
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This book will interest readers in the fields of sociology, politics, law, women's studies, postcolonial studies, Middle Eastern studies, Middle Eastern history, French history, and Maghrib studies.

Encyclopedia Of African History

Author: Kevin Shillington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN:
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In North African states with overwhelming Muslim majorities, Islamic law during
the colonial period had come to be limited to personal matters: marriage, divorce,
and inheritance. Muslim courts had been ... This trend can be attributed to
authoritarian regimes seeking to placate increasingly strong Islamic political
movements through concessions on social issues, and to the popular perception
that legal reforms were associated with a small, privileged, westernized elite. In
eastern and ...

Indonesia

Author: Timothy Lindsey
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State positivism is, however, in direct conflict with Islam, which recognises
ultimate law making authority in God alone. The government's marriage law was
partly an attempt to establish the Indonesian state apparatus as the source of
legal and social meanings (Cammack et al, 1996: 53). Finally, the Marriage Law
gained strong support from the Indonesian ruling elite, many of whom perceived (
and still do) the Muslim movement as a potent political 16 Van Vollenhoven, the
well-known ...

Area Handbook Series

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Publisher:
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thority within each state (see The British Colonial Presence, ch. 1). Under the
Constitution the ruler of each state (with certain exceptions) is the highest ranking
Islamic authority in that state. Religious questions pertaining to the ... These
departments are responsible for issuing opinions and rulings on religious
questions and supervising such matters as collecting special taxes imposed on
Muslims—the annual tithes required by religious law. The Constitution reserves
to the Muslim ...

Malaysia A Country Study

Author: Frederica M. Bunge
Publisher:
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thority within each state (see The British Colonial Presence, ch. 1). Under the
Constitution the ruler of each state (with certain exceptions) is the highest ranking
Islamic authority in that state. Religious questions pertaining to the ... These
departments are responsible for issuing opinions and rulings on religious
questions and supervising such matters as collecting special taxes imposed on
Muslims — the annual tithes required by religious law. The Constitution reserves
to the Muslim ...

Encyclopedia Of Islam And The Muslim World

Author: Richard C. Martin
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN: 9780028656045
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Islamic Law and Politics As a political force, Islam united much of Africa in the
past and was willing to accommodate local (including legal) practices. ... with
authority. In their encounter with other legal systems European colonial powers
left these systems functioning in some societies (for instance, Sudan and Nigeria
as part of the Britain's self- serving policy of indirect rule) while in others they
allowed Muslim judges to apply Islamic civil and family law except in criminal
matters, which ...

Reinscribing Asian Family Values

Author: Michael G. Peletz
Publisher:
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colonial bureaucracy and British-style civil and criminal courts. These institutions
eviscerated Malaysia's pre-colonial polities and simultaneously transformed and
undermined many features of Malay adat, adat being the local (Arabic-origin)
term for "tradition," "custom," and "customary law."9 Political and ... The elite also
provided much of the impetus for the creation and consolidation of district- and
state-level Islamic administrative hierarchies charged with overseeing the affairs
of ...