Muslims in Non-Muslim Lands: A Legal Study with Applications
By: Mohammed, Amjad M.
Since the Second World War, there has been a significant migration of Muslims to countries in the Western world. Muslims in non-Muslim Lands traces the process by which these migrants arrived in Western Europe-in particular Britain-and explains how the community developed its faith identity through three particular stances: assimilation, isolation and integration. The findings argue that the assumption that Islam causes Muslims to isolate from the indigenous population and form ‘a state within a state’ is false, and that Islamic law actually gives Muslims confidence and the ability to integrate within the wider society.