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dc.contributor.advisor Beckett, Jason Serageldin, Mayada 2013-06-02T08:14:08Z 2013-06-02T16:00:04Z 2013 Spring en 2013-06-02
dc.description.abstract The origin of this thesis lay in the emergence of a minority group of ‘religious’ activists in London, England. The purpose of this group was to establish “Shari’a Zones” in pockets of Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets, wherein certain acts would be prohibited and Shari’a law would be enforced. This led to an examination of the theological and religious beliefs of this small and much marginalized section of the British Muslim community. What became apparent is that this group prescribed to a view of Islam, and shariah law in particular, which is incongruent with the provisions of human rights law. In complete contrast, as this thesis will explain, there are other interpretations of Shari’a law that are more complimentary to the tenets of human rights and civil liberties on which British society is based. This assertion should underscore how the principles of equality and justice are intrinsic to the Islamic faith.Having identified the above divergence in the representation of Islam by this sub-strata of British Muslims, this thesis will consider the British system within which this group and other Muslims operate. This is primarily done to get a general idea about how British Muslims are allowed and tolerated, by the system, to be as such. The conclusion reached is that these particular Muslims are not just portraying in inaccurate image of British Muslims, but they may well be practicing their religion wrongly. Thus, their conduct is counter-productive and their purpose is self-defeating. en
dc.description.sponsorship My heartfelt gratitude goes to Dr. Jason Beckett, whose attention, integrity, and skepticism pushed me to ask for more out of the topic. My endless gratefulness to my mother, my father and my sister; I am forever in your debt for all your faith, love and support. Many thanks to Maha & Nihal, for all the study session that brought us here. en
dc.format.extent 53 p. en
dc.format.medium journals (periodicals) en
dc.format.medium papers (document genres) en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.language.iso ar en
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dc.subject Arbitration and award (Islamic law) en
dc.subject Human rights en
dc.subject Law en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Islamic law -- Interpretation and construction -- England.
dc.subject.lcsh Islamic and politics.
dc.subject.lcsh Caliphate.
dc.subject.lcsh Muslims -- England.
dc.title On the demand to incorporate Shari'a law into UK law en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline International Human Rights Law en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Law en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Badawi, Nesrine
dc.contributor.committeeMember Skouteris, Thomas

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