muslim minorities

Dr. Abou El Fadl's articles on Muslim minorities helped to define the discourse in the field of issues pertaining to Muslims living in non-Muslim majority countries. The following articles are among his most cited works on this topic.


“Striking the Balance:  Islamic Legal Discourse on Muslim Minorities.”  Muslims on the Americanization Path?  Edited by Yvonne Haddad and John Esposito. Atlanta, Ga.:  Scholars Press, 1998; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.


“Muslims and Accessible Jurisprudence in Liberal Democracies:  A Response to Edward B. Foley's Jurisprudence and Theology." Fordham Law Review 66 (1998): 1227 – 1231.


“Muslim Minorities and Self-Restraint in Liberal Democracies.”  Loyola Law Review 29, no. 4 1996, 1525 - 1542.


“Islamic Law and Muslim Minorities:  The Juristic Discourse on Muslim Minorities from the Second/Eighth to the Eleventh/Seventeenth Centuries.” Islamic Law and Society 1, no. 2 (1994): 141 - 187.


“Legal Debates on Muslim Minorities:  Between Rejection and Accommodation.” Journal of Religious Ethics 22, no. 1, (1994): 127 - 162.