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 11: Genetic engineering and ethics in Muslim communities: case studies from Tunisia and Saudi Arabia

Nurussyariah Hammado


This chapter explores areas of Islamic law affecting the reproductive and health issues of Muslim women, such as adoption, medically assisted reproduction, abortion, child marriage and female genital mutilation. It compares the situation in two different countries: one with strongly religious sentiments (Saudi Arabia) and one where more liberalist views prevail (Tunisia). The chapter observes that Islam is not the source of all discriminatory treatment of women, but rather that it stems from the traditional cultural and social norms of a particular society. However, as religion informs and shapes cultures, such practices are the indirect consequences of a particular Islamic interpretation.

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