Islamic Law Scholars’ Round-Up: May 13th

Asifa Quraishi-Landes, who teaches both Islamic law and U.S. constitutional law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was recently interviewed by Wisconsin Public Television on how the media can play a role in correcting misperceptions of Islamic law (the interview can be watched here). Meanwhile, Anver Emon, director of the Institute of Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto, has organized a bimonthly discussion group for students, faculty members, and alumni to explore Islam and current events (such as religious violence, laws against religious symbols in the workplace, etc.). “Hopefully a forum like this will help us ask better questions,” Emon explained, “which can then inspire students to undertake more challenging research in their classes.”