November 20, 2018 Substantive Law

Family Dispute Processes among North American Muslims

By Julie Macfarlane

This article originally appeared in the Religion, Conflict, and Resolution issue of Dispute Resolution magazine, Fall 2018 (25:1) at 16-19. ©2018 by the American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any or portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

Many Muslims in North America continue to use an “Islamic imagination” in approaching life’s transitions. Like those in other cultural communities all around the world, they continue to practise traditional rituals to help members of their community navigate the critical passages of birth, marriage, divorce, and death.

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