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Sharī‘a and Muslim Minorities – The wasati and salafi approaches to fiqh al-aqalliyyat al-Muslima - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Sharī‘a and Muslim Minorities: The wasati and salafi approaches to fiqh al-aqalliyyat al-Muslima

Uriya Shavit


Based on a study of thousands of religious decisions (fatwas) and juristic treatises, the book examines the ideologies and methodologies of two contesting approaches to the religious law of Muslim minorities (fiqh al-aqalliyyāt al-Muslima): the pragmatic and integration-minded wasaṭī, and the rigid and segregating salafī. Examining a range of debated issues—from whether it is permissible to serve in non-Muslim militaries to whether Muslims should congratulate Christian colleagues on Christmas to whether French female pupils may take off their headscarves—the book offers the most systematic stu ... More

Keywords: Islamic law, shari‘a, Muslims in the West, Muslim minorities, integration, multiculturalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198757238
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757238.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Uriya Shavit, author
Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University