Weekend Scholarship Roundup

  • In “On Sacred Land” (Minnesota Law Review, vol. 105 (2021)), Khaled A. Beydoun (Wayne State University Law School) discusses America’s “Anti-Sharia Movement” within the context of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person’s Act, highlighting the resistance local governments exhibit against the creation of mosques and other Islamic community centers across the country.
  • In “Women Empowerment and Leadership in Islam between Myth and Reality” (in Economic Empowerment of Women in the Islamic World: Theory and Practice, eds. Toseef Azid and Jennifer Ward-Batts), Noor Mohammad Osmani (International Islamic University, Malaysia) and others critically examine the Islamic sources presented in support of the claim that women ought not to hold leadership positions, and provide and discuss Islamic sources to the contrary.

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