Mehdi, Menski & Nielsen (eds.), “Interpreting Divorce Laws in Islam”

This November, Djof Publishing will publish Interpreting Divorce Laws in Islam edited by Rubya Mehdi (University of Copenhagen), Werner Menski (University of London) & Jorgen S. Nielsen (University of Copenhagen).  The publisher’s description follows.

The focus of this anthology is on exploring how equality in the right to divorce of Muslim men and women is interpreted within different judical and theoretical frameworks. Analyzing the difference between legislation and judical processes is also a subject. The legislation on this matter varies between several Muslim countries. The book represents these variations with a broad selection of contributors. Furthermore, the book highlights the dilemmas for Muslim women when facing Muslim divorce law in western countries, where the legislation typically is mixed with other systems of law.

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