Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society
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Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society

Edited by Nadirsyah Hosen

The Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society provides an examination of the role of Islamic law as it applies in Muslim and non-Muslim societies through legislation, fatwa, court cases, sermons, media, or scholarly debate. It illuminates the intersection of social, political, economic and cultural factors that inform Islamic Law across a number of jurisdictions. Chapters evaluate when and how actors and institutions have turned to Islamic law to address problems faced by societies in Muslim and, in some cases, Western states.
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Chapter 2: The application of kafala in the West

Kieran Mclean Eadie

Abstract

This chapter examines the issues of Kafala, of providing support for orphans, in the West. Kafala has become controversial in recent times, as it involves the issues of child adoption for migration purposes to Western countries. It discusses the practice and focuses on the difficulties with meeting all the requirements provided by Shari’ah, immigration law and international law.

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