Sohaira Siddiqui explores how scholars grappled with questions of human reason and knowledge, challenging dominant ideas of Shari’a in “Law and Politics under the Abbasids: An Intellectual Portrait of al-Juwayni,” Cambridge University Press. Siddiqui highlights the interconnections between al-Juwayni’s discussions on theology, law and politics, and the socio-political intellectual landscapes that forged them.
In “Consent in Marriage: A Radical Feminist Analysis of Pakistani Law“, William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, Iqra Khan uses the radical feminist lens to explore the case of marital rape in Pakistan. Khan advocates for a reconception of marital rape based on sex inequality. The author argues that the current law fails to comprehend the unreality of a wife’s ‘consent’ to sex in marriage.
Islam Uddin explores the practices of marriage and divorce among British Muslims in “Reformulation of Islamic Matrimonial Law: British Muslims, Contemporary Understandings and Normative Practices,” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. The study involves in-depth interviews with British Muslim women to understand the problems associated with Muslim marriage and divorce as reflected in their lived experiences. Additionally, the study involves interviews with experts and/or professionals ranging from imams and Shariah council judges to solicitors and counsellors, as well as observations of Shariah council hearings and analysis of their procedural documents.