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 4: ADR and Islamic law: the cases of the UK and Singapore

Arif A. Jamal

Abstract

This chapter explores Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Singapore and compares it with the system in the United Kingdom. This examination shows that Islamic law is applied more formally in Singapore than in the UK. However, drawing upon literature about religious-based ADR, the author argues that the informal system in the UK may be more facilitative of Islamic ADR than the more formal system of Singapore.

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