Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Transformation and Future Challenges of Islamic Law in Indonesia” (Al Istinbath: Jurnal Hukum Islam 8, no. 1 (2023)), A. Malthuf Siroj (Universitas Nurul Jadid, Probolinggo Indonesia) and others “investigate the transformation of Islamic law starting from pre-entry of Islam to Indonesia, entry of Islam, colonialism, and independence to current reformation in Indonesia, as well… CONTINUE READING

Thank you, Matthew L. Keegan!

Thank you, Matthew L. Keegan, for joining us as guest blog editor in May. In case you missed his essays, here they are: Why Study Islamic Legal Riddles? Riddles, Influence, and Borrowing from Rival Legal Schools Moral Registers in Islamic Law, Adab, and Ethics Skullduggery, Literature, and the Legal Imagination Thank you! Follow Matthew L. … Continue reading Thank you, Matthew L. Keegan!

Skullduggery, Literature, and the Legal Imagination

By Matthew L. Keegan How do we imagine the law? What shapes our sense of how the legal system operates? In a culture saturated with television narratives, one clear avenue for shaping the imagined law is the various franchises and spin-offs of television shows like Law & Order and CSI, which give viewers a heavily … Continue reading Skullduggery, Literature, and the Legal Imagination

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that ‘when the Taliban enacted restrictive bans on higher education for women, governments from across the Muslim world spoke up to condemn the Taliban’s decision,’ and that they argued that the actions were inhumane and contrary to Islamic beliefs.” For more content and context on the recent developments… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Review of Islamic Law Relating to Motorvehicle Lending in Bandung District” (Journal of Islamic Economic Law 8, no. 1 (2023)), Hardi Fardiansyah (STIH Dharma Andigha Bogor Alamat Surat) and others investigate how a locality in Bandung, Indonesia structures their lending vehicle agreements in a way that incorporates elements of Islamic contract law. In “Integration… CONTINUE READING

Moral Registers in Islamic Law, Adab, and Ethics

By Matthew L. Keegan Islamic law is one among several Islamic discourses and normative discourses that intermingled with Islamic epistemes and ecumenes in the pre-modern world. In Marion Holmes Katz's recent monograph, readers encounter a sophisticated reading of the intersecting and divergent approaches of law, asceticism, and Islamic philosophical ethics. As she demonstrates in one … Continue reading Moral Registers in Islamic Law, Adab, and Ethics

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS The United Nations has planned a meeting on the situation in Afghanistan, including the Taliban‘s interpretation and application of Islamic law, at a meeting in Doha where the Taliban forces will not be represented. “The UN Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously condemned a ban by the Taliban on Afghan women working for the United Nations… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “The Method in Understanding Hadith Through Ijmā’ and Its Implications for Islamic Law in Indonesia: Studies on the Hadiths of the Month of Qamariyah” (Samarah 7, no. 1 (2023)), Abdul Majid (Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Aji Muhammad Idris, Samarinda) and others investigate how the meaning of certain Prophetic teaching and sayings are determined by… CONTINUE READING

Riddles, Influence, and Borrowing from Rival Legal Schools

By Matthew L. Keegan How did scholars from different Sunnī legal schools respond to and interact with the scholarship of other schools? The answer to this question, of course, depends upon the particular historical context, the institutional strength of one school or another, the social context of education, and other factors. In some places and … Continue reading Riddles, Influence, and Borrowing from Rival Legal Schools

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “The Taliban banned women from participating in Eid gatherings in two districts in Afghanistan ahead of widespread celebrations expected in the country to mark the end of Ramadan.” For more content and context on the recent developments in Afghanistan, consult our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb’s “Resource Roundup: Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Islamic Law.” In the African Sahel region, the Islamic… CONTINUE READING