Married Before Marriage (1853)

By Rozaliya Garipova[1] On October 15, 1853, akhund[2] ‘Izzatullah ‘Abdelaziz ughli[3] prepared a report to the Orenburg Muslim Spiritual Assembly[4] (hereafter the OA) after hearing the testimonies of all the … Continue reading Married Before Marriage (1853)

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “The prime minister [of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim] said the government will engage with all muftis and Islamic scholars, both domestically and internationally to ensure the strength and reliability of [proposed laws to amend the jurisdiction of sharī’a courts] before presenting it to the Conference of Rulers.” “Religious authorities in Malaysia have stepped up moral policing efforts… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Fundamentals Of Contract Law In Islamic Law and Afghanistan Civil Law” (Shariahlex: Journal of Islamic Law and Legal Studies 1, no. 1 (2024)), Habiburrahman Rizapoor (Badakhsan University) “discuss[es] Sharia contracts, their definitions, types, permitted agreements, [and] prohibited agreements” in the context of Afghanistan. In “The Relationship Of Islamic Business Ethics With Muamalah Fiqh And Islamic… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “A unit of Djibouti-based Salaam Group launched in Uganda . . . as the country’s first Islamic banking-compliant financial institution, the Ugandan president’s office said.” The Taliban leader has announced that the country “is resuming publicly stoning women to death.” For more content and context on harsh interpretations and applications of Islamic criminal law, consult… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Contractual Issues in Islam” (Science & Society 1, no. 4 (2024)), Shahlo Fayzullayeva “explores the complex landscape of contractual issues within Islamic law, examining the foundational principles, legal frameworks, and contemporary challenges. Drawing upon Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and modern legal scholarship, it investigates various aspects such as forming contracts, contractual obligations, and resolving disputes.”… CONTINUE READING

Mahr (Dower) in the Volga-Ural Muslim Community in Nineteenth Century Russia: Introduction

By Rozaliya Garipova In my series of essays this month, I will analyze three cases involving disputes over dower (mahr) in which Muslims of the Volga-Ural region in the Russian … Continue reading Mahr (Dower) in the Volga-Ural Muslim Community in Nineteenth Century Russia: Introduction

Welcome to our April Guest Blogger: Rozaliya Garipova

Rozaliya Garipova is Assistant Professor at the Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. Her interests include Islam under Russian and Soviet rule, religious authority (male … Continue reading Welcome to our April Guest Blogger: Rozaliya Garipova

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “Hibatullah Akhundzada, the Taliban leader, suggested in a newly released audio tape that with the enforcement of Sharia law in Afghanistan, women could face stoning and beating.” For more content and context on harsh interpretations and applications of Islamic criminal law, consult our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb’s “Resource Roundup: Islamic Criminal Law.” For more news… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “My Father, The Madrasah, and Me” (Zocalo Public Square, March 20, 2014), Ahmad Adedimeji Amobi reflects on his father and his own experience learning Islamic sciences (and Islamic law) in traditional madrasas in Nigera. In “Analysis of the Influence of Fiqh and Maqasid al-Syariah in the Formation of Islamic Legal Policy in Indonesia” (West… CONTINUE READING