"Despite its complexity, the issue of the relationship between Shariah and Western legal systems is of prime interest to policymakers, jurists and Muslims living in the West...Shariah in the West opens the path for lively discussions on the place of Islam in the Western, multicultural democracies. It also raises the point made by Tariq Ramadan that Shariah is often interpreted in ways, inconsistent with its core principles and it needs serious scholarly reform and consensual modernisation"
--Lisa Kaaki, Arab News Blog
"Thought provoking and informative, it contains 16 essays from a global collection of expert contributors, most of them academics...If you wish to be better informed about Shari'a, then this is the book for you"
--Phillip Taylor MBE, Richmon Green Chambers
About the Author
Rex Ahdar is Professor of Law at the University of Otago.
Nicholas Aroney is Professor of Law at the University of Queensland.