Reformulating Matrimony: Islamic Marriage and Divorce in the Contemporary UK and Europe

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Reformulating Matrimony: Islamic Marriage and Divorce in the Contemporary UK and Europe. / Shanneik, Yafa; Jones, Justin.

In: Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 2020.

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title = "Reformulating Matrimony:: Islamic Marriage and Divorce in the Contemporary UK and Europe",
abstract = "The papers in this special issue discus Muslim marriage and divorce practices in the UK and Europe in its complexity and state of flux. They illustrate that Muslim communities accommodate their marital practices as a result of social change, shifting assumptions in Islamic religious law, and the influence of the state legal system and politics. They also reveal the dynamic ways in which both legislature, judiciary and community leaders have asserted agency to make changes in Muslim matrimonial practices. Yet, the papers simultaneously demonstrate how the transplantation of legal cases across jurisdictions pose continuous legal, social, cultural and religious challenges to Muslim minorities in various European contexts. ",
keywords = "Islamic marriages, matrimonia practices, Sharia law",
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