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Muslim Family Law in South Africa: Paradoxes and Ironies

dc.contributor.author Moosa, E
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-19T14:38:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-19T14:38:10Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri https://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.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Amsterdam University Press
dc.subject Muslim family law; Muslim personal law; Islamic law; South Africa; ulama; South African constitution; religion and law; Muslim minority
dc.title Muslim Family Law in South Africa: Paradoxes and Ironies
dc.type Book section
pubs.begin-page 331
pubs.end-page 354


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