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Published: 24 May 2012

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780199753918

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Islamic Divorce in North America

A Shari'a Path in a Secular Society

Julie Macfarlane

  • The first empirical study of significant size to examine how North American Muslims approach marriage and divorce
  • A strongly personal work that demystifies and normalizes the process of Islamic marriage and divorce for a non-Muslim reader
  • A detailed analysis of the experiences of Muslim women seeking Islamic divorce
  • An examination of changes in lived religious practice, including movement towards a more private and personal forms of religiosity and the interface between cultural and religious meanings and obligations.

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