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Faith and the Attorney Relationship: A Muslim Perspective

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Efforts by Middle Eastern states to incorporate, rationalize, and secularize Islamic law have always met with ambiguous results, as the majority of Muslims remain suspicious of the motives of secular authorities. For a recent example, when al-Azhar was completely integrated into the Egyptian state in 1961, its graduates were increasingly seen as minions of the government. In response, many self-taught Muslims have opened their own local schools for the training of religious scholars (Gaffney, 1994). Similar patterns have occurred elsewhere in the Middle East, where popular mistrust of the official ulema has periodically led laymen and reformers to try to find a pathway to a purer and more egalitarian form of Islam.

This is so much the case today that, except in Iran, those offering an ‘Islamist’ critique of the state are usually autodidacts self-consciously distancing themselves from the class of the traditionally religiously educated, who are tainted by their graduation from state schools. But although ordinary Muslims are suspicious of the state, they are equally distrustful of those zealots who say they have privileged access to the truth. The best course, they believe, is to avoid conflict with the secular authorities, submit to the precepts of the Quran, sunnah, and hadith, and rely on Allah’s infinite mercy.

Advocacy arose as a reformist doctrine under both Islamic and common law traditions. Reformist advocacy fights laws with laws. In this fight, both traditions require that the advocates striving for justice be courageous but courteous. The advocates must be courageous to challenge power-based injustices. They must be courteous because aggressive manners are not essential to effective advocacy. For a variety of reasons, reformist advocacy has lost its way in both traditions. Advocacy in the United States has turned to manipulation whereas advocacy in the Islamic tradition has embraced militancy. At a time when America and Islam are engaged in an epic struggle to influence each other, this study illuminates the advocacy values they share and critical distinctions they draw in the enforcement of advocacy ethics.

THREE significant factors have converged to contribute significantly to the state of spiritual impoverishment, fragmentation, and workplace alienation experienced by professional people of faith in this world. They are the emergence of material secularism as the dominant ideology, the uncritical acceptance of technological reductionism, and the over-broad interpretation of the public/private distinction.


The emergence of material secularism as the dominant ideology in this world, and the problems it has spawned, has been discussed at length by many writers. In brief, the concept of separation was embraced by the Founding Fathers for the noble purpose, among others, of ensuring that no sect or religion could become established as a state religion and thus dominate all others. With a constitution based on principles of democracy and freedom of thought, choice goes in favor of the freedom of religion was inevitable. In time, however, due to a variety of developments, this spiritually motivated sense of secularization was replaced by a radically different one, causing a fundamental shift in the meaning of the concept of secularization. The new sense of secularization is not neutral among religions, but rather averse to them.

Compositional data of archaeological classes offer an opportunity to trace the movement of materials in the ancient and medieval world. The lack of a comprehensive record of well-dated information from Egypt has limited the systematic thinking of a chronological and geographical model. This period covers several radical changes in Islamic history and non-muslim communities’ acts under ownership. After a significant hiatus in the weights between the last quarter of the ninth and the middle of the tenth century, we see the advent of novel recipes based on the use of conspiracy ash against Muslims and what was dealt with as community standards violation.


Actually, we citizens of this world, really need to study legal history to detect this fundamental shift in meaning. A mere glance at our dictionaries illustrates this point quite adequately. Islamic Attorney Sense isn’t having conservative lifestyles but an inheritance practice to illuminate the negotiation and contestation between the Non-Islamic World’s law and Islamic World law in which worldview often leads to the adoption of Islamic law. Because the Non-Muslim worldview may be like a paper economy of faith without faith in paper.

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