Islam And Law In Lebanon

Author by : Morgan Clarke
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A dynamic account of the sharia in Lebanon as both state law and as personal ethics.


Law And Islam In The Middle East

Author by : Daisy Hilse Dwyer
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : "Islamic law is the epitome of Islamic thought, the most typical manifestation of the Islamic way of life, the core and kernel of Islam itself," asserts renowned Islamic law scholar Joseph Schacht. At a time when Islamic fundamentalism is flourishing, the relation of religion to law-related behavior needs to be scrutinized. This volume considers Middle Eastern law as practiced by Muslims in a diversity of Middle East nations. Eight chapters, contributed by experts in the field, and a cogent introduction by Dwyer deal with the practical intricacies of personal status law and assess law in the public domain.


The Christians Of Lebanon

Author by : David D. Grafton
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : "With the contemporary discussions of political Islam, how do minority Muslim communities approach the traditional concept that Islam is both "religion and politics"? How do Muslim minorities address the issues of Islamic social organization when they are either a minority or living within a pluralistic state? Do Muslims who are integrated within a pluralistic state approach the traditional aspects of Islamic social-political organization in a manner different than those Muslims whomake up a majority? This study examines the Islamic categories of Christians under Islamic law and compares them with the status of Christians within Lebanon. David Grafton reviews the opinions of four Lebanese Muslim scholars (two Sunni and two Shi'a) regarding Christian political rights during the Lebanese Civil War. In such a diverse and complicated social context as Lebanon, who do these scholars respond to the position of the Christian community which claims political supremacy by maintaining its hold on the presidency? The debate on political Islam has, to this point, neglected to look seriously at Muslim communities in pluralistic contexts, and how such contexts affect their opinions of traditional social-political organization. This text attempts steps to reverse this trend."--Bloomsbury Publishing.


An Introduction To Al Islam And Islamic Law

Author by : Muhamad Mugraby
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Description : Al-Islam, by linguistic definition, is the state of being at peace and security. It is a house of peace. Al-Sharia is part and parcel of Al-Islam. It is Islamic law. It occupies a central role in the Islamic system, a role designed to insure and protect peace and security for all. Lack of adequate public as well as academic knowledge of and about Al-Sharia is prevalent and is underscored by the inability of thousands of authors in various languages to come to grips with its nature. Most of them define Al-Sharia as religious law. They do so because they interpret Al-Islam as a religion just like Christianity and try to apply to it principles and doctrines that various Christian churches have come either to accept or to reject. A case in point is the doctrine of separation of church and state which, when applied to Al-Islam, serves to de-legitimize Al-Sharia. Hence any call for reinstating Al-Sharia is adamantly rejected as an affront to secularism and modernity. The author, a jurist educated in Western universities, a Doctor of the Science of Law from Columbia University, a former law lecturer, and a well-known human rights defender, demonstrates that Al-Islam is not a mere religion in the Christian sense, but religion and religious worship and belief are parts of it. Al-Islam is a universal system that cannot be separated from Al-Sharia for Al-Sharia embodies and upholds a number of general principles of law and aims to insure peace and protect all inalienable individual rights cherished by Al-Islam. He compares those rights with rights upheld under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of man and the Citizen. In the process, the author demonstrates how Al-Sharia embodies and upholds a rule of law that ranks above kings and all other sovereigns. He argues that the full application of Al-Sharia, which recognizes the bounds, or hudood, of Allah, does not require the rise of one Islamic State to do the job nor will it prevent Islamic states from co-existing in peace and cooperation with each other as well as with non-Islamic states that are willing and agreeable to joining a peace for all humans without discrimination. The conclusion is inevitable that Al-Islam cannot be itself without Al-Sharia and, therefore, denial of Al-Sharia is, in truth, denial of Al-Islam.


Family Law In Lebanon

Author by : Lubna Tarabey
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Description : Much of the life and ritual of the Druze in Lebanon appears mysterious to outsiders, as this esoteric sect remains closed to non-members. Lubna Tarabey, herself a member of this community, is ideally placed to offer insight into the family life, tradition and religious practices of the Druze. She looks back to the 1970s, and the start of a civil war that shattered Lebanon along confessional lines, to explore how the substantial social and political changes that have shaken the country have affected marriage and divorce practices. Family Law in Lebanon highlights the social ramficiations of this civil war, as Lebanese society divided according to sectarian affiliations, strengthening this facet of identity to the detriment of a wider 'Lebanese' identification. It was through this process that the internal cohesion and solidarity of a group such as the Druze became even more important. Thus, for generations, the Druze way of life was characterized by a high degree of 'traditional' practices and customs. Examining the development of attitudes towards marriage and divorce uncovers the extent to which these traditions are being developed, negotiated and even cast aside. Through analysis of court records, Tarabey explores established and emerging patterns of marriage choices and grounds for divorce. She thus focuses on two interconnected trajectories: one that considers the changes in these overall family patterns and another that places these changes within the legal context in which they occur, focussing on the interplay between the social and the legal. It is through this that she highlights a complex web of change and continuity, of traditional values competing with enhanced individualism and personal freedoms.


Islamic Law

Author by : Hunt Janin
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : The sharia is a set of traditional laws that define a Muslim’s obligations to God and his fellow human beings. Westerners often misunderstand the nature of the sharia, born as it is of a complicated legal and academic tradition that may not always seem relevant to today’s world. Written for those unfamiliar with Islam, this volume provides an accurate and objective assessment of the sharia’s achievements, shortcomings and future prospects. It explores the fundamentals of Islam and traditional sharia laws. In addition, the sharia is discussed with respect to Ottoman law, puritanism and jihad. The sharia’s relevance to today’s world events is also explored. Among items provided in appendices are a commentary on a Western translation of the concept of jihad and an analysis of the sharia in 29 selected countries.


Filiation And The Protection Of Parentless Children

Author by : Nadjma Yassari
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book contains selected contributions presented during the workshop “Establishing Filiation: Towards a Social Definition of the Family in Islamic and Middle Eastern Law?”, which was convened in Beirut, Lebanon in November 2017. Filiation is a multifaceted concept in Muslim jurisdictions. Beyond its legal aspect, it encompasses the notion of inclusion and belonging, thereby holding significant social implications. Being the child of someone, carrying one’s father’s name, and inheriting from both parents form important pillars of personal identity. This volume explores filiation (nasab) and alternative forms of a full parent-child relationship in Muslim jurisdictions. Eleven country reports ranging from Morocco to Malaysia examine how maternal and paternal filiation is established – be it by operation of the law, by the parties’ exercise of autonomy, such as acknowledgement, or by scientific means, DNA testing in particular – and how lawmakers, courts, and society at large view and treat children who fall outside those legal structures, especially children born out of wedlock or under dubious circumstances. In a second step, alternative care schemes in place for the protection of parentless children are examined and their potential to recreate a legal parent-child relationship is discussed. In addition to the countr y-specific analyses included in this book, three further contributions explore the subject matter from perspectives of premodern Sunni legal doctrine, premodern Shiite legal doctrine and the private international law regimes of contemporary Arab countries. Finally, a comparative analysis of the themes explored is presented in the synopsis at the end of this volume. The book is aimed at scholars in the fields of Muslim family law and comparative family law and is of high practical relevance to legal practitioners working in the area of international child law. Nadjma Yassari is Leader of the Research Group “Changes in God’s Law: An Inner-Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Law” at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law while Lena-Maria Möller is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute and a member of the same Research Group. Marie-Claude Najm is a Professor in the Faculty of Law and Political Science at Saint Joseph University of Beirut in Lebanon and Director of the Centre of Legal Studies and Research for the Arab World (CEDROMA).


Islam And New Kinship

Author by : Morgan Clarke
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Publisher by : Berghahn Books
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Description : Providing a ground-breaking investigation into the changing ideas of kinship in the Middle East, the author documents Islamic responses to assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization through fieldwork in Lebanon and the extensive reading of Islamic legal texts. This ethnography is brought to bear on the latest theories of Middle Eastern kinship, as well as the “new kinship” studies in anthropology generally. Lebanon is home to both Sunni and Shiite Muslims, and the book thus provides a full account of both schools of legal opinion: in the case of the latter, a number of the leading Shiite authorities are considered, including Ayatollah Khamene'i, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Lebanon's own Ayatollah Fadlallah, and Ayatollah Sistani of Iraq. The debates centre on the moral propriety of such controversial procedures as the use of donor sperm and eggs and surrogacy arrangements, allowed by some authorities in surprising and innovative legal arguments that challenge common stereotypes of Islamic law, and lead the author to question conventional contrasts between “liberal” and Islamic notions of moral freedom.


Ethnicity Class And Gender In Australia

Author by : Gillian Bottomley
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Australia is a major study of the impact of immigration on Australian society, and of the fragmentation that has developed along ethnic, class and gender lines. Rather than thumbnail sketches of ethnic groups or celebrations of multiculturalism, it offers detailed critiques of policy and practice, backed up by evidence from the experiences and research of the authors. This book confronts issues crucial to all Australians: the increasing fragmentation of the workforce; the class, gender and origin-based inequalities present in an 'egalitarian' country; and the ideologies, from racism to multiculturalism, designed to mask these inequalities. The authors also point to evidence of growing resistance to the status quo, and strategies for working towards a more genuine equality - to more positive education programmes, to political action at the workplace and beyond. The aim is to broaden readers' understanding of Australian society by including those who are so often omitted from analysis of that society.


Feminism And Islam

Author by : Mai Yamani
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Publisher by : NYU Press
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Description : In an age when Western feminism is continuously undergoing redefinition, the struggles of women in Muslim countries are often overlooked. This volume illustrates how women in Islamic societies have become more actively involved not only in learning their rights under the sharia (Islamic law) but in rereading this law to improve their status and gain increased equality and freedom. Surveying Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt and Arab societies in general, the essays in feminism and Islam focus on such subjects as crimes of honor and the construction of gender in Arab societies; law and the desire for social control; women ad entrepreneurship; family legislation; and the political strategies of feminists in the Islam world.


The Christians Of Lebanon

Author by : David Grafton
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Publisher by : I.B. Tauris
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Description : With the contemporary discussions of political Islam, how do minority Muslim communities approach the traditional concept that Islam is both "religion and politics"? How do Muslim minorities address the issues of Islamic social organization when they are either a minority or living within a pluralistic state? Do Muslims who are integrated within a pluralistic state approach the traditional aspects of Islamic social-political organization in a manner different than those Muslims whomake up a majority? This study examines the Islamic categories of Christians under Islamic law and compares them with the status of Christians within Lebanon. David Grafton reviews the opinions of four Lebanese Muslim scholars (two Sunni and two Shi'a) regarding Christian political rights during the Lebanese Civil War. In such a diverse and complicated social context as Lebanon, who do these scholars respond to the position of the Christian community which claims political supremacy by maintaining its hold on the presidency? The debate on political Islam has, to this point, neglected to look seriously at Muslim communities in pluralistic contexts, and how such contexts affect their opinions of traditional social-political organization. This text attempts steps to reverse this trend.


Law In The Service Of Legitimacy

Author by : Catherine Warrick
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Publisher by : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Description : Through an examination of criminal law, nationality law and administrative regulatory policies in Jordan, this volume demonstrates how the state uses the legal system as a tool for legitimacy, incorporating traditional social practices in order to maintain the support of certain elements of society while at the same time taking measures that counter traditional practices and extend new rights and roles to women.


Oasis N 27 Sunni Islam Malaise And Renewal

Author by : Fondazione Internazionale Oasis
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Publisher by : Marsilio Editori spa
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Description : The Quest for a New Religious Identity, Navigating Extremism, Internal Conflicts and Political Pressures LEADER Updating, Rediscovering, Reinventing: The Three Options for Sunnism - Martino Diez FOCUS Sunni Authority’s Legitimate Plurality - Sohaira Z. M. Siddiqui Sailing in Stormy Waters. Ulama and Revolutions - Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen Salafism’s Many Faces - Ahmad Wagih The Brothers: Gnostic Reformers of Islam - Tewfik Aclimandos Saudi Arabia will Remain Wahhabi - Nabil Mouline The Middle East in the Time of the Great Sorting-Out - Joshua Landis Does an Iraqi “Sunnistan” Really Exist? - Ibrahim al-Marashi Lebanon’s Response to Religious Violence - Salim Daccache s.j. CLASSICS Between Reason and Text - Martino Diez When Disagreement is a Blessing - Excerpts from Shah Wali Allah REPORTAGE Moroccan Islam: Work in Progress - Michele Brignone REVIEWS The New Saudi Arabia Under Scrutiny - Chiara Pellegrino Where the Weakness of the Islamist Projects Lies - Michele Brignone Afghanistan, the Impossible War - Claudio Fontana The Other Who Transforms You - Riccardo Paredi No Woman, no Drive - Emma Neri


Islam And Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Author by : Marcia C. Inhorn
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Publisher by : Berghahn Books
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Description : How and to what extent have Islamic legal scholars and Middle Eastern lawmakers, as well as Middle Eastern Muslim physicians and patients, grappled with the complex bioethical, legal, and social issues that are raised in the process of attempting to conceive life in the face of infertility? This path-breaking volume explores the influence of Islamic attitudes on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) and reveals the variations in both the Islamic jurisprudence and the cultural responses to ARTs.


Policing Muslim Communities

Author by : Farrukh B. Hakeem
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : In the past two decades, Muslim countries across the globe have been faced with a crisis in governance. Starting with a summary of Islamic Law (Sharia) and its implications for law enforcement, this book will highlight the unique needs and challenges of law enforcement, and particularly policing, in these communities. It will provide a scholarly exposition of Sharia law and how it is compatible (or not) with policing in a modern context. The role and contribution of Sharia Law towards conceptualizing law enforcement in a modern context is certainly worth looking forward to, especially understanding its co-existence with civil law in countries with minority Muslim communities. Featuring case studies from throughout the Muslim world, this volume will highlight key qualities of Sharia law and Muslim culture that play a role in law enforcement, including: case processing, community policing, police administration, human rights, and the influence of globalization. Taking a comprehensive approach, this work provides a historical context for colonization events in Muslim countries and their influence on current law enforcement systems, as well as providing key insights into the particular norms that make up the bases for Muslim societies, and their unique needs. Looking into the future, it provides guidelines for how community policing can play a proactive role in law enforcement and crime prevention.


The Land And People Of Lebanon

Author by : Hitti Winder
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Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : Introduces the ancient land of Phoenicia, now known as Lebanon, an independent republic bordering the eastern shore of the Mediterranean.


The Status Of Women Under Islamic Law And Modern Islamic Legislation

Author by : Jamal J. Nasir
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Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : There has long been a need for an objective study such as this dealing with the legal rights and obligations of women under the Sharia and under modern Arab Islamic legislation. Seen within the broad principles of Islamic law, the book examines the status of women with regard to marriage, the iddat, parentage and fosterage and custody, and fi lls an important gap left by recent and more general publications on Islamic law.


The Australian People

Author by : James Jupp
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : An encyclopedia of the many ethnic groups who make up the Australian people.


The Oxford Dictionary Of Islam

Author by : John L. Esposito
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The dictionary focuses primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, stressing topics of most interest to Westerners. What emerges is a highly informative look at the religious, political, and social spheres of the modern Islamic world. Naturally, readers will find many entries on topics of intense current interest, such as terrorism and the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, the PLO and HAMAS. But the coverage goes well beyond recent headlines. There are biographical profiles, ranging from Naguib Mahfouz (the Nobel Prize winner from Egypt) to Malcolm X, including political leaders, influential thinkers, poets, scientists, and writers. Other entries cover major political movements, militant groups, and religious sects as well as terms from Islamic law, culture, and religion, key historical events, and important landmarks (such as Mecca and Medina). A series of entries looks at Islam in individual nations, such as Afghanistan, the West Bank and Gaza, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the United States, and the


Salafism In Lebanon

Author by : Zoltan Pall
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The past two decades have seen an increasing association between Lebanese Salafism and violence, with less attention being paid to Salafis who focus on peaceful proselytization. In reality, it is these Salafis whose influence has dramatically grown since the eruption of the Syrian conflict that profoundly affected Lebanon as well. Based on extensive fieldwork, Zoltan Pall offers insights into the dynamics of non-violent Lebanese Salafi groups and examines the importance of transnational links in shaping the trajectory of the movement. In particular, he shows how the internal transformation of Salafism in Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia led to the fragmentation of the Lebanese Salafi community. By analysing Salafism as a network, we see how the movement creates and mobilizes material and symbolic resources, and how it contributes to reshaping the structures of authority within the country's Sunni Muslim community.


Newsletters From Middle East And Egypt

Author by : Richard H. Nolte
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A series from American Universities Field Staff correspondents on current developments in world affairs.


Islam In The World Today

Author by : Werner Ende
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Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : Considered the most authoritative single-volume reference work on Islam in the contemporary world, the German-language Der Islam in der Gegenwart, currently in its fifth edition, offers a wealth of authoritative information on the religious, political, social, and cultural life of Islamic nations and of Islamic immigrant communities elsewhere. Now, Cornell University Press is making this invaluable resource accessible to English-language readers. More current than the latest German edition on which it is based, Islam in the World Today covers a comprehensive array of topics in concise essays by some of the world's leading experts on Islam, including: • the history of Islam from the earliest years through the twentieth century, with particular attention to Sunni and Shi'i Islam and Islamic revival movements during the last three centuries; • data on the advance of Islam along with current population statistics; • Muslim ideas on modern economics, on social order, and on attempts to modernize Islamic law (shari'a) and apply it in contemporary Muslim societies; • Islam in diaspora, especially the situation in Europe and America; • secularism, democracy, and human rights; and • women in Islam Twenty-four essays are each devoted to a specific Muslim country or a country with significant Muslim minorities, spanning Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. Additional essays illuminate Islamic culture, exploring local traditions; the languages and dialects of Muslim peoples; and art, architecture, and literature. Detailed bibliographies and indexes ensure the book's usefulness as a reference work.


The Oxford History Of Islam

Author by : John L. Esposito
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Lavishly illustrated with over 300 pictures, including more than 200 in full color, The Oxford History of Islam offers the most wide-ranging and authoritative account available of the second largest--and fastest growing--religion in the world. John L. Esposito, Editor-in-Chief of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, has gathered together sixteen leading scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to examine the origins and historical development of Islam--its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts. Beginning in the pre-Islamic Arab world, the chapters range from the story of Muhammad and his Companions, to the development of Islamic religion and culture and the empires that grew from it, to the influence that Islam has on today's world. The book covers a wide array of subjects, casting light on topics such as the historical encounter of Islam and Christianity, the role of Islam in the Mughal and Ottoman empires, the growth of Islam in Southeast Asia, China, and Africa, the political, economic, and religious challenges of European imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and Islamic communities in the modern Western world. In addition, the book offers excellent articles on Islamic religion, art and architecture, and sciences as well as bibliographies. Events in the contemporary world have led to an explosion of interest and scholarly work on Islam. Written for the general reader but also appealing to specialists, The Oxford History of Islam offers the best of that recent scholarship, presented in a readable style and complemented by a rich variety of illustrations.


Sexuality And Eroticism Among Males In Moslem Societies

Author by : Arno Schmitt
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Here is the first major work published about sexuality and eroticism between males in Islamic society. Through narratives, analytic essays, descriptions, and academic treatises, Sexuality and Eroticism Among Males in Moslem Societies provides a revealing and most fascinating look into what is--for most Westerners--still a very hidden, very foreign culture. Until now there has existed a lack of solid information about sexuality in Islamic society, but this volume portrays very clearly the relationship between same-sex eroticism and the ideal of the man as penetrator. As a result, Sexuality and Eroticism Among Males in Moslem Societies illuminates not only homosexuality but the whole sexual culture and role of gender in the Muslim world. The chapters focus on homosexuality among men in Morocco, Syria, Iran, Turkey, and Israel. Despite its occurrence in this region of the world, sex between males is not considered to be "homosexuality" by most men--a concept that is reiterated in chapter after chapter. In addition to major differences in the attitudes toward homosexual acts in Muslim countries and the West, this enlightening book also shows great differences among the Muslim countries themselves, depending upon the degree to which Islamic law is enforced, the impact of different western colonial influences and legal systems, and the sheer impact of cultural variation within so vast a geographic area. There are some keen observations and insights into the socialization of boys in Islamic culture, the status and inaccessibility of women, and sex roles and attitudes toward them. Sexuality and Eroticism Among Males in Moslem Societies captures a sense of the Muslim countries in the process of rapid change--from the anti-modernist and religious fundamentalism of Iran to the attempts in the cities of Turkey to develop a western style gay way of life, with all the difficulties that involves. An engaging book for readers interested in gay studies, anthropologists, orientalists, historians, students of comparative law, and sexologists, it should also be read by anyone in contact with Arabs, Turks, or Persians--as tourists in Muslim countries, social service professionals working with immigrants, or friends of Muslims.after chapter. In addition to major differences in the attitudes toward homosexual acts in Muslim countries and the West, this enlightening book also shows great differences among the Muslim countries themselves, depending upon the degree to which Islamic law is enforced, the impact of different western colonial influences and legal systems, and the sheer impact of cultural variation within so vast a geographic area. There are some keen observations and insights into the socialization of boys in Islamic culture, the status and inaccessibility of women, and sex roles and attitudes toward them. Sexuality and Eroticism Among Males in Moslem Societies captures a sense of the Muslim countries in the process of rapid change--from the anti-modernist and religious fundamentalism of Iran to the attempts in the cities of Turkey to develop a western style gay way of life, with all the difficulties that involves. An engaging book for readers interested in gay studies, anthropologists, orientalists, historians, students of comparative law, and sexologists, it should also be read by anyone in contact with Arabs, Turks, or Persians--as tourists in Muslim countries, social service professionals working with immigrants, or friends of Muslims. historians, students of comparative law, and sexologists, it should also be read by anyone in contact with Arabs, Turks, or Persians--as tourists in Muslim countries, social service professionals working with immigrants, or friends of Muslims.


Islam And Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Author by : Marcia C. Inhorn
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Publisher by : Berghahn Books
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Description : How and to what extent have Islamic legal scholars and Middle Eastern lawmakers, as well as Middle Eastern Muslim physicians and patients, grappled with the complex bioethical, legal, and social issues that are raised in the process of attempting to conceive life in the face of infertility? This path-breaking volume explores the influence of Islamic attitudes on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) and reveals the variations in both the Islamic jurisprudence and the cultural responses to ARTs.


Area Handbook For Lebanon

Author by : Harvey Henry Smith
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Recognizing Islam Rle Politics Of Islam

Author by : Michael Gilsenan
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Islam is more than a set of laws, rites and beliefs presented as a religious and social totality. As a word it covers a multitude of everyday forms and practices that are interwoven in complex, sometimes almost invisible ways in daily existence. Drawing exclusively on his own fieldwork in Egypt, South Arabia and the Lebanon, the author explores the nature of Islam and its impact on the daily lives of its followers; he shows that all the Western stereotypes of Islam and its practitioners need to be treated with considerable scepticism. He demonstrates also that the understanding of Islam is dependent on recognizing a variety of class tensions and oppositions within an Islamic society. These have become all the more crucial in recent years with the growth of a capitalist economy, in which the forms and functions of the state have expanded considerably. This study focuses on the social and cultural divisions between very different groups and classes, ranging from the working masses of Cairo to the new bourgeoisie of Algeria and Morocco. The accent of the book is on the forms and transformations of Islam within these different societies. The impact of colonialism is discussed in this context, and reformist and radical Islamic movements are analyzed in relation to shifting structures in class and society at large. First published in 1982.