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The Resource On British Islam : religion, law, and everyday practice in shariʻa councils, John R. Bowen

On British Islam : religion, law, and everyday practice in shariʻa councils, John R. Bowen

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On British Islam : religion, law, and everyday practice in shariʻa councils
Title
On British Islam
Title remainder
religion, law, and everyday practice in shariʻa councils
Statement of responsibility
John R. Bowen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'On British Islam' examines the history and everyday workings of Islamic institutions in Britain, with a focus on shariʻa councils. These councils concern themselves with religious matters, especially divorce. They have a higher profile in Britain than in other Western nations. Why? Taking a historical and ethnographic look at British Islam, John Bowen examines how Muslims have created distinctive religious institutions in Britain and how shariʻa councils interpret and apply Islamic law in a secular British context. Bowen focuses on three specific shariʻa councils: the oldest and most developed, in London; a Midlands community led by a Sufi saint and barrister; and a Birmingham-based council in which women play a leading role. Bowen shows that each of these councils represents a prolonged, unique experiment in meeting Muslims' needs in a Western country
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1951-
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Bowen, John R.
Dewey number
  • 297.1'4'0941
  • 297.1'4'0941
  • 297.140941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Princeton studies in Muslim politics
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  • Islam
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic law
  • Islamic sects
  • Muslims
  • Muslims
  • Religion
Target audience
specialized
Label
On British Islam : religion, law, and everyday practice in shariʻa councils, John R. Bowen
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780691158549
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780691158549
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
On British Islam : religion, law, and everyday practice in shariʻa councils, John R. Bowen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780691158549
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780691158549
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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      35 St. Martin's Street, London, WC2H 7HP, GB
      51.5096382 -0.1297941
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