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Title:Women in Muslim family law
Author:Esposito, John L.ISNI
Series:Contemporary issues in the Middle East
City of publisher:Syracuse, NY
Publisher:Syracuse University Press
ISBN:0815622562; 0815622783
Geographic terms:Islamic countries
Subjects:Islamic law
family law
Abstract:This book provides insight into the interaction of law, society and change in Islam. Examined are four major areas: the nature, origins and development of Islamic law; the traditional role and status of women and the family in Islam as embodied in classical family law; the changing status of women as reflected in the process of Muslim family law reform, particularly in Egypt and Pakistan; and the dynamic resources which the Islamic tradition provides for Islamic reform, that is, the means by which a tradition may respond to the continued and changing needs of society.