Religious Minorities and the Empire of Law

Anver M. Emon

in Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199661633
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743399 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Islamic Legal Studies

Religious Minorities and the Empire of Law

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This chapter offers a comparative set of examples to the dhimmī rules by analyzing recent court decisions in France, the UK, and the US that regulate the covered Muslim woman. By offering a close reading of the cases and examining the jurisprudence used to justify the legal outcomes, the chapter suggests that the dynamics underlying premodern dhimmī rules and contemporary legal decisions on the covered Muslim woman share more than might seem apparent.

Keywords: niqab; United States; France; United Kingdom; Shabina Begum; conseil d'Etat

Chapter.  24479 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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