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The Unfamiliar Abode: Islamic Law in the United States and Britain

Kathleen Moore


Today there are more Muslims living in diaspora than at any time in history. This situation was not envisioned by Islamic law, which makes no provision for permanent as opposed to transient diasporic communities. Western Muslims are therefore faced with the necessity of developing an Islamic law for Muslim communities living in non-Muslim societies. This book explores the development of new forms of Islamic law and legal reasoning in the U.S. and Great Britain, as well as Muslims encountering Anglo-American common law and its unfamiliar commitments to pluralism and participation, and to gender ... More

Keywords: Western Muslims, diasporic communities, Islamic law, Muslim communities, non-Muslim societies, 9/11, 7/7, pluralism, abodes, Islamic jurisprudence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195387810
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387810.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen Moore, author
Center for Middle-East Studies, University of California Santa Barbara
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