Women and Shari‘a Law

  • Author: Elham Manea
  • Publisher: I.B. Tauris Publisher
  • Year: 2016
  • Pages: 300

Women and Shari‘a Law



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Should shari‘a law be introduced into the British legal system? Elham Manea explores this question as a human rights activist and Arab scholar who identifies herself as Muslim. In response to recent media controversy and public debate about legal pluralism and multiculturalism, Manea argues against what she identifies as the growing tendency for people to be treated as ‘homogenous groups’ in Western academic discourse, rather than as individuals with authentic voices. Building on her knowledge of the situation for women in Middle Eastern and Islamic countries, she undertakes first-hand analysis of the Islamic shari‘a councils and Muslim arbitration tribunals in various British cities.


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