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dc.contributor.author Moosa, Ebrahim E.I.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-19T14:38:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-19T14:38:10Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation “Muslim Family Law in South Africa: Paradoxes and Ironies,” in Muslim Family Law in Sub-Saharan Africa: Colonial Legacies and Post-Colonial Challenges (eds.) Shamil Jeppie, Ebrahim Moosa & Richard Roberts, (Amsterdam University Press, 2010): 331-354 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5745
dc.description.abstract The recognition of Muslim family law in South Africa is embedded in a long history of political struggle by the country's Muslim minority. With constitutional recognition for religion-based family and human rights safeguards, the proposed Muslim family law bill has landed in a quagmire of intra-Muslim disputes. The stand-off is between orthodox and ultra-orthodox Muslim clerics, the latter who find a human rights-friendly regime of Muslim family law to be antithetical to their view of religion, while orthodox and progressive Muslim groups find such accommodation to be acceptable to their religious convictions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Amsterdam University Press en_US
dc.subject Muslim family law; Muslim personal law; Islamic law; South Africa; ulama; South African constitution; religion and law; Muslim minority en_US
dc.title Muslim Family Law in South Africa: Paradoxes and Ironies en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US
duke.description.endpage 354 en_US
duke.description.startpage 331 en_US

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