Islamic Law in the Lands of War

Muhammad Al-Atawneh, Sabina Abdulaev

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A new book - which focuses on Israel - explains the role played by Islamic law in countries where Muslims are in the minority. Laws and Rules in the Land of War: Israel as Test Case, by Kfar Qassem native Ra’ad Abdullah Namar Badir, was published in Arabic in Cairo in 2015 (it is yet to be translated into other languages). It joins a number of books and articles dealing with fiqh al-aqliyyah – Islamic law for Muslims living in countries with a non-Muslim majority. This legal doctrine was created in the 1990s by two legal thinkers – Taha Jaber al-Alwani (1935-2016) and Yusuf al-Qaradawi (1926-2022). The aim of this doctrine is to provide a way for Muslims in non-Muslim countries to live according to Islamic law in a lenient and flexible way and without renouncing Islam.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTel Aviv Review of Books
StatePublished - Mar 2023


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