On July 2, 2020, a division of Turkey's highest administrative appellate court annulled a 1934 presidential decision by Kemal Ataturk, founding president of Turkey, converting Hagia Sophia (tr. Aya Sofya) into a museum. Days later, on July 10, 2020, Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decision based on the court ruling, restoring its status as a … Continue reading Recent Case Roundup: On the Turkish Decision on Hagia Sofia
A roundup of news and academic scholarship in the field of Islamic law and data science
A roundup of new academic scholarship in the field of Islamic law and legal history.
A roundup of Islamic law in the news.
Thank you, Sohaira Siddiqui, for joining us as the guest blog editor throughout July. In case you missed any of her blog posts, here they are: The Birth of Anglo-Muhammadan Law in India Anglo-Muhammadan Law and "Justice, Equity and Good Conscience" Anglo-Muhammadan Law and "Justice, Equity and Good Conscience" Continued Overturning Islamic Law: Right of … Continue reading Thank you, Sohaira Siddiqui!
By Sohaira Siddiqui This is part 6 and the final post of a six-part series of posts that will examine Anglo-Muhammadan law in the courts of British India. Due to the generally unexplored nature of Anglo-Muhammadan law, I want to conclude my series of blogs with some notes that pinpoint some particular aspects of it … Continue reading A Few Concluding Remarks on Anglo-Muhammadan Law
We've compiled a list of news sources that show how countries and communities are using Islamic law to respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
By Nicholas Kellum This post is part of the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) series, in which a Harvard student analyzes a primary source of Islamic law, previously workshopped in the DIL Lab. In 1983 at its Third Islamic Summit Conference, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation founded the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (“IIFA”). Based in Jeddah, Saudi … Continue reading Ijtihād on Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
A roundup of this week's additions to the Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources
By Sohaira Siddiqui This is part 5 of a six-part series of posts that will examine Anglo-Muhammadan law in the courts of British India. Court Case: Muhammadan law and Construction of Instrument of Gift Source: Indian Law Reports: Allahabad Series, Volume III Case: Ghulam Ahmad Khan and another (Plaintiffs) v. Muhammad Faiz Ahmad Khan (Defendant), … Continue reading Shifting Tides in the Application of Islamic Law: Muslim Judges on Colonial Benches