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Peace to those of Faith: Political Affiliation and Belonging in Classical Islamic Thought” ( Routledge Handbook of Citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa 2021), Omar Farahat (McGill University Faculty of Law) discusses the concept of belonging in classical Islamic thought, focusing on multilayered descriptions of tribal identity. In “
Eradicating Gender-Based Violence against Female-Intimate Partner in Pakistan: A Theoretical Framework from Islamic Philosophy” ( Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Vol 10 No 1 January 2021), Muhammad Tahir (International Islamic University, Islamabad) and others examine traditional sources of Islamic law, including the Qur’ān and the Prophetic sayings, that provide for preventive measures against violence against women. In “
Bureaucratizing Fatwā in Indonesia: The Council of Indonesian Ulama and Its Quasi-Legislative Power” ( Ulumuna Journal of Islamic Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, 2020), Alfitri focuses on the expanding power of the Council of Indonesian Ulama that is the central government body that issues legal opinions according to Islamic law. In “
Blood, Sweat, Tears: A Visible Muslim Woman Law Professor’s View on Degenerative Racism, Misogyny, and (Internal) Islamophobia from Preeclampsia and Presumed Incompetent to Pandemic Tenure” ( Florida International Law Journal, forthcoming), Nadia Ahmed (Barry University) offers a personal account of how visible Muslim women from all walks of life come under intense scrutiny and criticism, which the author asserts is illustrative of a broader problem of racism and misogyny against Muslim women. In “
Warren Hastings Era: Beginning of India’s Legal System” ( The Leaflet: Constitution First, May 13, 2021), Afreen Alam (Jamia Millia Islamia) offers a concise overview of the roots of India’s legal system, with a focus on how courts, including Islamic courts, were divided according to their jurisdictional reach.