Women in Muslim Family Law

Women in Muslim Family Law

Women in Muslim Family Law

Women in Muslim Family Law

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Arab oil and the specter of the Islamic resurgence during the 1970s have focused attention on the Muslim world in a way unparalleled in modern times. The Islamic revival occurring in most Muslim countries has manifested itself at both the personal and political levels. Along with increased mosque attendance, concern for more Islamic forms of dress, and a proliferation of religious literature, Islam has also re-emerged in Muslim politics. Islam is used by governments to legitimate their rule and policies, and it also serves as an umbrella for opposition forces who seek to topple "un-Islamic governments." While Iran has received the greatest media attention, variations on this theme may be found in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, and Malaysia.

Although profound differences between one Muslim country and another exist, common factors in the Islamic revival include a growing disillusionment with the West, a tendency to blame westernization and secularization for the social disruption and moral decline that has accompanied modernization, and the desire to provide more cultural continuity between modernity and . . .

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