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Shari'a in the Modern Era
Muslim Minorities Jurisprudence

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  • Author: Iyad Zahalka, Chief Judge, Shari’a Court, Jerusalem
  • Date Published: May 2016
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  • isbn: 9781316474396

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  • Written by the Qadi (judge) of the Shari'a Court of Jerusalem and former director of the Shari'a Court system in Israel, this book offers a unique perspective on the religious law of Muslim minorities living in the West. Specifically, it explores the fiqh al-aqalliyyāt doctrine of religious jurisprudence developed by modern Islamic jurists to resolve the challenges of maintaining cultural and religious identity in majority non-Muslim societies. The author examines possible applications across numerous cultural and geographical contexts, answering such questions as: what are the rules for assuming political and public roles, and should one deposit money that incurs interest? Building on a growing scholarship, this book aims to resolve points of view and facets of religious law that have been neglected by previous studies. Accessibly written, Shari'a in the Modern Era is designed to promote cross-cultural understanding among readers of all faiths.

    • Written by the former director of the Israeli Shari'a Courts
    • Outlines a highly-applicable religious law theory for the daily challenges of Muslims living in majority non-Muslim cultures
    • Accessible to readers of all faiths
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    • Date Published: May 2016
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316474396
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Fiqh al-aqalliyyāt: theoretical background and evolvement
    2. Fiqh al-aqalliyyāt: methodology and implementation in the field of personal standing
    3. Muslim minorities: implementation of Shariʿa in general and Fiqh al-aqalliyyāt in particular
    4. The evolution of Muslim religious law among the Muslim minority in Israel and its linkage to Fiqh al-aqalliyyāt al-Muslima doctrine
    5. The future of Fiqh al-aqalliyyāt.

  • Author

    Iyad Zahalka, Chief Judge, Shari’a Court, Jerusalem
    Iyad Zahalka is the Qadi (judge) of the Shari'a Court of Jerusalem as well as a lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, and Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Drawing on his experience as the former director of the Israeli Shari'a Court system, Zahalka's work focuses on the tension between minority identity and integration in Western society. He is the author of Guide to Shari'a Law (2008) and Shari'a Courts between Identity and Adjudication (2009).

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