By Abdullahi A. An-Na'im, ed. London: Zed Books, 2002
As the quintessential identity battleground, family law in Muslim countries and communities is one of the hottest political and developmental topics. Those situated within these contexts constantly find themselves struggling for progressive or (more often than not) against regressive reform, while for those with the outsider's gaze, 'understanding' Muslim communities is currently a major preoccupation.
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