interpersonal conflict resolution

American Muslim Techniques and Traditions of Interpersonal Conflict Resolution

By: Leah Farish

We have all read worried stories in the press about “sharia courts in America” and imposition of foreign customs in U.S. family courts. As a religious civil liberties attorney and mediator myself, I have wondered how U.S. Muslim leaders actually handle dispute resolution in their congregations. So I sat down one-on-one with various imams andshura (mosque board) members—twelve in all—in interviews over a period of several months, and asked.

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