Volume XV                2000-2001 Numbers 1 & 2


Guest Editor’s

Introduction... xxi




Taha Jaber al-Alwani Fatwa Concerning the United States Supreme Courtroom Frieze 1

Selections from Symposium on Women’s Rights

Sandra Day The Legal Status of Women: The Journey

O’Connor Toward Equality 29

Azizah Yahia al-Hibri Muslim Women’s Rights in the Global Village:

. Challenges and Opportunities 37


Ghada G. Qaisi A Student Note: Religious Marriage Contracts: Judicial Enforcement of Mahr

. Agreements in American Courts 67

Non-Violence, Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights in Islam

Jawdat Said Law, Religion and the Prophetic Method of

... Social Change83

Amr Abdalla Principles of Islamic Interpersonal Conflict

. Intervention: A Search within Islam and

.......... Western Literature 151

Ebrahim Moosa The Dilemma of Islamic Rights Schemes 185

Mohammed Abu- A Framework for Nonviolence and

Nimer Peacebuilding in Islam 217

David Cole Secrecy, Guilt by Association, and the

Terrorist Profile 267

Review Essays

Baudouin Dupret Modern Law and Arab Societies in Recent

French-Speaking Literature289

Hilmar Krhger The Study of Islamic Law in Germany:

.... A Review of Recent Books on Islamic Law303

Delfina Serrano Ruano Spanish Research on Islamic Law,

........ 1990-1999331

Book Reviews

Origins, History and Methodology of Islamic Law

Mohammad Fadel Analogical Reasoning in Islamic Jurisprudence:

. A Study of the Juridicial Principle of Qiyas,

........ by Ahmad Hasan 359

Christopher Melchert On Schacht’s “Origins of Muhammadan

Jurisprudence,” by M. Mustafa al-Azami;

Studies in Early Muslim Jurisprudence,

...... by Norman Calder 363

Harald Motzki The Origins of Islamic Law: The Qur’an, the

. Muwatta’ and Madinan ’Amal,

by Yasin Dutton 369

Yasin Dutton Origins of Islamic Jurisprudence,

. by Muhammad Yusef Guraya 375

Delfina Serrano Ruano A History of Islamic Legal Theories:

An Introduction to the Sunni Usul Al-Fiqh,

...... by Wael B. Hallaq 379

Asifa Quraishi Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence,

. by Mohammad Hashim Kamali 385

Dale F. Eickelman Shatibi’s Philosophy of Islamic Law,

. by Muhammad Khalid Masud 389

Birgit Krawietz The Spirit of Islamic Law,

.. by Bernard G. Weiss 393

General Applications of Islamic Law

D.A. Spellberg The Authoritative and Authoritarian in

............ Islamic Discourses: A Contemporary Case Study,

by Khaled Abou El Fadl 397

Ingrid Mattson Al-Ahkam Al-Sultaniyyah: The Laws of Islamic Governance, translated by Asadullah Yate

. (also translated as) The Ordinances of

Government: A Translation of Al-Ahkam

... Al-Sultaniyya A’Al-Wilayat Al-Diniyya,

.... translated by Wafaa H. Wahba 399

Nathalie Bernard- Islam and Public Law: Classical and

Maugiron Contemporary Studies,

edited by Chibli Mallat 405

Baudouin Dupret Islamic Law and Culture, 1600-1840,

by Haim Gerber 407

Adam Sabra Islamic Law and the State: The Constitutional

Jurisprudence of Shihab al-Din al-Qarafi,

. by Sherman A. Jackson 413

Jonathan Brockopp Islamic Law: Theory and Practice,

edited by Robert Gleave & Eugenia Kermeli 417

Eugenia Kermeli Islamic Legal Interpretation: Muftis and

... their Fatwas, edited by Muhammad Khalid

Masud, Brinkley Messick & David Powers 421

Knut S. Vikør Law and the Islamic World: Past and Present,

.......... edited by Christopher Toll & Jakob

....... Scovgaard-Petersen 425

J`rn Thielmann Law as Metaphor: From Islamic Courts to the

........ Palace of Justice, by June Starr 429

J`rn Thielmann State and Islam, edited by C. van Dijk &

Alexander H. de Groot 433

J`rn Thielmann Endowments, Rulers and Community: Wazf

al-Haramayn in Ottoman Algiers,

........ by Miriam Hoexter 437

J`rn Thielmann Law and Islam in the Middle East,

edited by Daisy Hilse Dwyer 443

Jan Goldberg Legal Pluralism in the Arab World,

.......... edited by Baudouin Dupret, Maurits

Berger & Laila al-Zwaini 447

Richard C. Repp State, Society and Law in Islam: Ottoman Law

in Comparative Perspective,

by Haim Gerber 451

Shi’i Jurisprudence

Ismail Poonawala Crisis and Consolidation in the Formative

........ Period of Shi’ite Islam: Abu Ja‘far ibn Qiba

al-Razi and His Contribution to Imamite

............. Shi‘ite Thought, by Hossein Modarressi 455

M. Saeed Bahmanpour Introduction to Shi’i Law: A Bibliographical

......... Study, by Hossein Modarressi 459

Comparative Religion

Natana J. De Long-Bas Religion, Law and Society: A Christian-Muslim

..... Discussion, edited by Tarek Mitri 463

Specific Applications: Commercial Transactions and Financing

Endre Stiansen A Comparative Evolution of Business

.. Partnerships: The Islamic World and Europe,

... with Specific Reference to the Ottoman Archives,

......... by Murat GizakHa 469

Kamal M. Amjad Mian Islamic Law and Finance; Religion, Risk

and Return, by Frank E. Vogel &

........ Samuel L. Hayes III 475

Kilian B@lz Islamic Banking and Interest: A Study of the

. Prohibition of Riba and its Contemporary

Interpretation, by Abdullah Saeed 481

Specific Applications: Property and Inheritance

Tsugitaka Sato The Islamic Law on Land Tax and Rent: The

Peasants’ Loss of Property Rights as Interpreted

in the Hanafite Literature of the Mamluk and

.......... Ottoman Period, by Baber Johansen 483

Peter Hennigan Studies in Qur’an and Hadith: The Formation

.. of the Islamic Law of Inheritance,

...... by David S. Powers 487

Specific Applications: Family Law and the Role of Women

Knut S. Vikør Divorce in the Libyan Family: A Study Based

on the Sijills of the Shari’ah Courts of Ajdabiyya

. and Kufra, by Aharon Layish 491

Natana J. De Long-Bas Faith and Freedom: Women’s Human Rights

.. in the Muslim World,

.......... edited by Mahnaz Afkhami 495

Natana J. De Long-Bas The Status of Women Under Islamic Law and

Under Modern Islamic Legislation,

by Jamal J. Nasir 499

Anna Würth. In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic

Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine,

...... by Judith E. Tucker 503

Sally Cunneen In Search of Islamic Feminism: One Woman’s

............ Global Journey,

..... by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea 507

Amina Wadud Marriage on Trial: A Study of Islamic

Family Law, by Ziba Mir-Hosseini 511

Gisela Webb Qur’an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred

..... Text from a Woman’s Perspective,

......... by Amina Wadud 519

Afaf Marsot The Rights of Women in Islam: An Authentic

.. Approach, by Haifaa A. Jawad 525

Katherine H. Bullock The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights in Islam,

........ by Fatima Mernissi 529

Frederick M. Denny Windows of Faith: Muslim Women Scholar-Activists in North America,

edited by Gisela Webb 535

Amina Wadud Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in

.. the Americas, by Sylviane A. Diouf 541

Hina Azam Chapters on Marriage and Divorce:

.. Responses of Ibn Hanbal and Ibn Rahwayh,

.... translated by Susan A. Spectorsky;

.. Arab Women: Old Boundaries, New Frontiers,

edited by Judith E. Tucker 547

Specific Applications: Human Rights

Abdullahi A. An-Na'im Democratization, Liberalization and Human

... Rights in the Third World;

......... Islamism, Secularism and Human Rights in

...... the Middle East, by Mahmood Monshipouri 555

Ali Paya Freedom, Modernity and Islam: Towards a

.......... Creative Synthesis, by Richard K. Khuri 561

Nathalie Bernard- Human Rights and Democracy: The Role of

Maugiron.... the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt,

edited by Kevin Boyle & Adel Omar Sherif 567

Baudouin Dupret Islam and Human Rights: Tradition and

Politics, by Ann Elizabeth Mayer 571

Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives in Muslim Communities

Harold S. Vogelaar Islam in America, by Jane I. Smith 575

Maribel Fierro Islam in Europe: The Politics of Religion and

..... Community, edited by Steven Vertovec & Ceri Peach;

Islamic Britain: Religion, Politics and Identity

. Among British Muslims: Bradford in the 1990s,

by Philip Lewis;

Making Muslim Space in North America and

. Europe, edited by Barbara Daly Metcalf;

............ Muslim Communities in the New Europe,

. edited by Gerd Nonneman, Tim Niblock &

............ Bogdan Szajkowski 579

Natana J. De Long-Bas The Islamization of the Law in Pakistan,

by Rubya Mehdi 589

M.B. Hooker The Muhimmat al-Nafa’is: A Bilingual Meccan

............. Fatwa Collection for Indonesian Muslims

from the End of the Nineteenth Century,

by Nico Kaptein 593

M.N. Farahat The Rule of Law in the Arab World: Courts in

. Egypt and the Gulf, by Nathan J. Brown 597

Daniel Price The Rule of Law in the Arab World: Courts in

. Egypt and the Gulf, by Nathan J. Brown 601

The Myth of the “Islamic Threat to the West; Religion and Politics in the Middle East”

Ali Ahmad. The Future of Islam and the West: Clash of Civilizations or Peaceful Coexistence?,

... by Shireen T. Hunter 605

Muriel Paradelle........... Islam and the Myth of Confrontation: Religion

and Politics in the Middle East,

by Fred Halliday 611

Jörn Thielmann Islam and Politics, by John L. Esposito 615

Farish A. Noor Islam in an Era of Nation States: Politics and

........ Religious Renewal in Muslim South-East Asia,

edited by Robert W. Hefner &

............ Patricia Horvatich 621

Harold S. VogelaarThe Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?,

....... by John L. Esposito 625

Source-Criticism and the Biography of Muhammad

Wim RavenThe Biography of Muhammad: The Issue of the Sources

edited by Harald Motzki 627