by THE INSTITUTE OF ISMAILI STUDIES, OCTOBER 2013:
Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee’s book, “Islam, Sharia and Alternative Dispute Resolution” examines both Sunni and Shi‘a applications of Islamic law, demonstrating how political, cultural and other factors have influenced the practice of fiqh and shari‘a in the West. Exploring in particular the modern development of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), the author shows that this process can revitalise some of the essential principles that underlie Muslim teachings and jurisprudence, delivering not only formal remedies but also perceived justice, even to non-Muslims.
In an interview carried out by The Institute of Ismaili Studies, Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee explains Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in more detail including its role in the legal system of most countries, the meaning and impact of shari‘a, and the various approaches to mediation. The interview concludes with the author’s comments on the contribution his books makes on the subject of ADR. Continue reading