SHARIAsource Editors and Senior Scholars’ Round Up: July 2nd

The Toronto Star turned to SHARIAsource Senior Scholar Khaled Abou El Fadl in its article on the creation of Saudi Wahhabism. SHARIAsource U.S. Editor Abed Awad discussed the history of Ramadan in the United States this past month. The National Review referred to SHARIAsource Senior Scholar Noah Feldman‘s commentary on applying the First Amendment to a private platform in a piece arguing that “Moderate Islam Falters in the Face of Silicon Valley Censorship.” Morocco World News and Al Arabiya reviewed Senior Scholar Wael Hallaq‘s book, The Impossible State, in discussions about modernity and Islam. Senior Scholar Sherman Jackson gave a talk entitled “Probing the Islamic Secular: Preliminary Legal, Political, and Theological Implications” at Georgetown-Qatar. Senior Scholar Asifa Quraishi-Landes hosted a film discussion on the documentary production The Judge, chronicling the rise of  Kholoud Al-Faqih to become the first woman judge appointed to a sharīʿa court in the Middle East.