Turkish Journal of International Relations

Turkish Journal of International Relations

Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2003


Muslim Alternative Dispute Resolution and Neo-Ijtihad in England
By Ihsan Yilmaz



Distrust of the official law and lack of respect for the law-maker provide important feedback effects for the reconstruction of Muslim unofficial law in Britain. Muslims have withdrawn from state institutions and developed their own methods of alternative dispute resolution which operate both on an official and unofficial level. Thus, many cases do not come before the courts that is exactly in line with the traditional Muslim way of dealing with family matters outside the state interference.

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