Islamic Law in Western Europe

Mathias Rohe

in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law

ISBN: 9780199679010
Published online December 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191758331 | DOI:
Islamic Law in Western Europe

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This article is divided into three parts. The first part provides a short overview on the history of Islamic law in Western Europe. The second part explains in some detail the different legal levels for the application of Islamic law in Western Europe (private international law; optional substantive law; implementation of Islamic norms; alternative dispute resolution), describing scope and limits for such application. The third part contains a brief introduction to the legal aspects of Islamic religious practice in the region, followed by a description of contemporary trends regarding the interpretation and handling of shariʽa norms among Muslims in Western Europe.

Keywords: Fiqh al-Aqalliyyāt; freedom of religion; Islamic law; norms (legal; religious); private law; public law

Article.  11626 words. 

Subjects: History of Law ; International Law ; Family Law

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