Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Women’s Rights and Duties in Classical Legal Literature” (in The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Women (Oxford University Press, 2024)), Mariam Sheibani (Brandeis University) “examines women’s rights and obligations pertaining to marriage, divorce, and inheritance in classical legal literature (8th to 18th century CE). It summarizes the classical doctrines on these topics according to… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Women’s Rights and Duties in Classical Legal Literature” (in The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Women (Oxford University Press, 2024)), Mariam Sheibani (Brandeis University) “examines women’s rights and obligations pertaining to marriage, divorce, and inheritance in classical legal literature (8th to 18th century CE). It summarizes the classical doctrines on these topics according to… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “Listening to music, smoking hookah, and getting a Western-style haircut have all become punishable acts under the Taliban’s increasingly oppressive rule in Afghanistan, as highlighted in a recent UN report.” “The U.N. report said there was ‘a climate of fear and intimidation’ owing to the Ministry’s invasion of Afghans‘ private lives, ambiguity over its legal… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Harmonization of State, Custom, and Islamic Law in Aceh: Perspective of Legal Pluralism” (Hasanuddin Law Review 10, no. 1 (2024)), Mursyid Djawas (Banda Aceh, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, Indonesia) and others explore how Islamic law complements and interacts with secular and customary law in the Indonesian province of Aceh. In “The Role of Islamic Law,… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “Following their reconsolidation of power in 2021, and despite public statements declaring their intent to uphold women’s rights in the country, the Taliban has employed the legal and normative subjugation of women by incrementally degrading their right to vote, pursue education, and work freely.” For more content and context on the recent developments in Afghanistan, consult… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: Professor Radwan El Sayed (Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities) reviews Intisar A. Rabb (Harvard Law School) and Abigail Krasner Balbale‘s (New York University) edited volume,  Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts (Harvard University Press, 2017), in the Islamic Studies Journal (June 5, 2024). In “Married Women Property Rights under Muslim Marriage and Divorce… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “King Mohammed VI [of Morocco] has directed the Higher Council of Ulema to undertake a comprehensive review of proposals put forth by the Family Code Revision Authority.” “[Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Qazi Faez Isa] lamented a disregard for social history within the Muslim community and condemned the misuse of honour killings in the name… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Legal pluralism in contemporary societies: Dynamics of interaction between islamic law and secular civil law” (Syariat: Akhwal Syaksiyah, Jinayah, Siyasah and Muamalah 1, no. 1 (2024)),  Sahin Husain (Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia) and others explore “the difficulties that arise from conflicts between Islamic law and secular civil law, such as differences… CONTINUE READING

The road to the 1858 Ottoman Land Code: Theory and practice

By Fatma Gül Karagöz This is the fourth 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 The road to the 1858 Ottoman Land Code: Theory and practice