"Many Muslim societies are in the throes of tumultuous political transitions, and common to all has been heightened debate over the place of sharìa law in modern politics and ethical life. Bringing together...scholars of Islamic politics, ethics, and law, this book examines the varied meanings and uses of Islamic law, so as to assess the prospects for democratic, plural, and gender-equitable Islamic ethics today. These essays show that, contrary to the claims of some radicals, Muslim understandings of Islamic law and ethics have always been varied and emerge, not from unchanging texts but from real and active engagement with Islamic traditions and everyday life. The ethical debates that rage in contemporary Muslim societies reveal much about the prospects for democratic societies and a pluralist Islamic ethics in the future. They also suggest that despite the tragic violence wrought in recent years by Boko Haram and the Islamic State in Iraq, we may yet see an age of ethical renewal across the Muslim world."-- Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Shariʻa law and the quest for a modern Muslim ethics / Robert W. Hefner Shariʻa and the rule of law / Anver M. Emon Moral contestations and patriarchal ethics : women challenging the justice of Muslim family laws / Ziba Mir-Hosseini Gender, legality, and public ethics in Morocco / Zakia Salime Constitutionalizing a democratic Muslim state without Shariʻa: the religious establishment in the Tunisian 2014 constitution / Malika Zeghal Transformations in Muslim views about "forbidding wrong": the rise and fall of Islamist litigation in Egypt / Clark B. Lombardi and Connie J. Cannon Shariʻa, Islamic ethics, and democracy : the crisis of the "Turkish model" / Ahmet T. Kuru Islamic modernism, ethics, and Shariʻa in Pakistan / Muhammad Qasim Zaman "Shariʻa" as a moving target? the configuration of regional and national fields of Muslim debate in Mali / Dorothea E. Schulz Syariah, Inc.: continuities, transformations, and cultural politics in Malaysia's Islamic judiciary / Michael G. Peletz Islamic ethics and Muslim feminism in Indonesia / Robert W. Hefner.
KBP444 .S43 2016
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Online version: Sharìa law and modern Muslim ethics Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2016
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