Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Canonizing al-Furūq: Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī’s Text on Legal Maxims” (Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, June 7, 2024), Elias G. Saba (Grinnell College) discusses Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī’s famous legal text, Anwār al-burūq fī anwāʾ al-furūq, exploring how the text “does not align with the generic constraints of the legal distinctions genre” and “the problems that… CONTINUE READING

Ferağ bi’l-vefa (transfer with resumption) and mortgage of miri (state-owned) land in seventeenth-century fatwās

By Fatma Gül Karagöz This is the second essay in a series of essays entitled "When usufruct became a credit source: The contract of the transfer with resumption (ferağ bi’l-vefa)." … Continue reading Ferağ bi’l-vefa (transfer with resumption) and mortgage of miri (state-owned) land in seventeenth-century fatwās

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “[T]otal sharia-compliant assets grew by 8 per cent in 2023 (56 per cent of which comes from banking assets), according to data from S&P Ratings, compared with 9.4 per cent the previous year, with high-single digit growth once again forecast for the year to come.” “Wahed Inc, a U.S.-based Islamic-finance fintech startup backed by Saudi… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: Our Editor-in-Chief Professor Intisar Rabb‘s (Harvard Law School) article, “Against Kadijustiz: On the Negative Citation of Foreign Law” (Suffolk University Law Review 48 (2015)) has been translated into Turkish by Cemal Dursun (Çankırı Karetekin University, Türkiye). In “Legitimacy of Smart Contracts from the Perspective of Islamic Law: A Case Study of Blockchain Transactions” (Al Instinbath:… CONTINUE READING

Introduction: How to interpret the contract of the transfer with resumption (ferağ bi’l-vefa)?

By Fatma Gül Karagöz* This is the first essay in a series of essays entitled "When usufruct became a credit source: The contract of the transfer with resumption (ferağ bi’l-vefa)." … Continue reading Introduction: How to interpret the contract of the transfer with resumption (ferağ bi’l-vefa)?

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “Military grocery stores need to provide more options to meet the needs of service members and families with religious dietary requirements, a pair of congressional lawmakers told the Defense Commissary Agency director in a [recent letter].” Responding to widespread criticism regarding the state’s treatment of women’s rights, Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesperson for the Taliban government, said: “Men… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: Relationships Rights and Legal Pluralism: The Inadequacy of Marriage Laws in Europe (Routledge, 2025) (forthcoming), edited by Mateusz Stępień and Anna Juzaszek (Jagiellonian University) “brings together leading social and legal scholars to tackle the incompatibility of marriage laws with contemporary social reality in Europe.”  “The third part of the book features empirical research on the… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “Iran’s president, Ebrahim Raisi, together with Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and other officials and crew were killed on Sunday when their helicopter crashed during bad weather in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province.  . . . Raisi’s death might also facilitate an early election to replace Iran’s Supreme Leader.” India‘s Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared his support… CONTINUE READING