- In “Abortion and Rape Laws in Pakistan: A Sharī‘ah Based Analysis” (SSRN, September 17, 2021), Qurratul Minhas (International Islamic University, Islamabad) and Samia Maqbool Niazi (International Islamic University, Islamabad) discuss rulings on rape and abortion in classical Islamic law to point to what they consider to be gaps in current Pakistani laws dealing with the subject.
- In “Framing the Argument to Broaden Kenya’s Limited Fiscal Space for Health Financing by Introducing Zakat” (SSRN, September 9, 2021), Lyla Latif (University of Nairobi) argues that the Islamic almsgiving (zakāt) may be a feasible solution to the Kenyan government’s underfunding of the public healthcare sector.
On Islam and data science:
- In “The Study of North American Islam Beyond Male-Centered Scholarship” (in Islam in North America, eds. Hussein Rashid et al. (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021)), Iman AbdoulKarim (Yale University) and Zahra Ayubi, relying on multiple surveys, discuss the role of women in North American Islam to “challenge male and heteronormative religious knowledge.”