Pre-Sulha Reception Line Dignitaries wait for disputants Victim's family receives the Diya Sulha Committee members confer Dignitaries endorse the Sulha agreement Post Sulha feast
Victim's brother return the Diya money Pre-Sulha meal Preparing the Riya flag at the victim's home Sulha procession under the Riya flag Disputants families meet at the entrance to church The Sulha Agreement

This page contains literature relevant to Sulha research.

A. Layish, A. Shmueli, “Shari’a in the Bedouin Family According to Legal Documents from the Judeaean Desert”, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol. 42, No. 1, (1979.

A. Said, N. C. Funk, A. S. Kadayifci, “Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam” University Press of America, (2001). Chapter 9 “Rituals of Conciliation: Arab-Islamic Perspectives.

Irani, George E. “Rituals of Reconciliation: Arab-Islamic Perspectives”. Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ). Fall, 1998.

J. T. Barrett, J. Barrett, “A History of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Chapter 1: The Roots of ADR, The Deciding Stone to the European Law Merchant”. (August, 2004), Jossey-Bass.

L. Sebba, (1996), “Social Control and Justice: Inside or Outside the Law?” Ed. Leslie Sebba, Magnes Press, Jerusalem.

M. Abu-Nimer, “Conflict resolution Approaches: Western and Middle Eastern Lessons and Possiblities”. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 55, No. 1. (Jan. 1996.)

N. Tsafrir, (2006), “Arab Customary Law In Israel: Sulha Agreements and Israeli Courts”. Islamic Law and Society, No. 13. Vol. 1.

R. Shapiro, (2006) “It is Sulha’s Time” “Hapraklit” (The Advocate, in Hebrew), Vol. 48, No. 2, (Hebrew).

S. Nathan, “The Other Side of Israel, My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide”. Random House, (New York, 2005).

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