On Islamic Law:
- In “Gus Dur’s thought about Accommodation Of Islamic Law and Culture” (Jurnal Al Hurriyah 6, no. 2 (2021)), Suardi Kaco H and Busrah Busrah (Universitas Al Asyariah Mandar) present “a study of Gus Dur’s thoughts on the accommodation of Islamic law and culture,” focusing on Gus Dur‘s (or Abdurrahman Wahid’s) jurisprudential views that enabled him to interpret Islamic law and local culture harmoniously.
- In “A Comparative Study of the Fundamentals of Wife’s Nafaqah in Islamic Jurisprudence and Its Effects on Marital Life” (Journal of Islamic Law & Jurisprudence Researches (2022)), Soheila Rostami (University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj) and others investigate the institution of alimony for the wife and present the views of various Muslim jurists on the matter.
- In “How English law is failing Islamic communities and ethnic minorities” (Legal Futures, January 4, 2022) Farhan Farani suggests that British law can protect Muslim marriages by easing Islamic marriages and divorces and respecting religious-based alternative dispute resolution.
- In “Faith in Strasbourg and Luxembourg? The Fresh Rise of Religious Freedom Litigation in the Pan-European Courts” (Emory Law Journal 70, no. 3 (2021)), John Witte Jr. (Emory University School of Law) and Andrea Pin survey the religious jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice, arguing that both institutions have increasingly become less accommodative of Muslims and conservative Christians.
On Islam and Data Science:
- In “Halal Certification in Used Goods Products in the Perspective of Islamic Law” (Ulul Albab: Jurnal Studi dan Penelitian Hukum Islam 5, no. 1 (2021)), Suhri Hanafi (Universitas Agama Islam Negeri Datokarama Palu, Indonesia) and Muhammad Syarif Nurdin (Universitas Islam Indonesia Yogyakarta, Indonesia) conduct qualitative field research “to assess the halal certification of utilized goods from the perspective of Islamic law.”
FIELD GUIDE TO ISLAMIC LAW ONLINE: RECENT SOURCES
This Field Guide to Islamic Law Online is an ever-growing collection of links to hundreds of links to primary sources and archival collections around the world, online. We recently added new resources to this list:
- Al-Imāmayn al-Ḥasanayn Library is dedicated to online resources in Islam and Islamic law, including the Qur’ān, the Prophet and his teachings, as well as Islamic jurisprudence.
- Shiavault “holds a variety of Shia Islamic books for online reading and in e-reader formats (epub/mobi) to the benefit of Muslims and non-Muslims.”
UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
PIL & Harvard Calendar:
- Call for Applications: PIL–LC Research Fellowship Application, 2022-2023. Deadline: January 31, 2022.
- Call for Fellowship Applications: The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, 2022-2023. Deadline: January 31, 2022.
- Call for Papers: “The Middle Ages as a Digital Experience,” Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, April 21-23, 2022. Deadline: January 31, 2022.
- Call for Applications: Research Fellowship, Kamel Center at Yale Law School, 2022-2023. Deadline: January 31, 2022.
- Call for Papers: Theory and Practice of Rebellion, Hamburg, September 22-24, 2022. Deadline: February 1, 2022.
- Research Associate: The Evolution of Islamic Societies (c.600-1600 CE): Algorithmic Analysis into Social History. Deadline: March 31, 2022.
- Persian Language Summer School by Aspirantum, Yerevan (Armenia), July 3, 2022 – August 27, 2022. Deadline: April 21, 2022.
- Call for Applications: 2022 Temple Bar Scholarship. Deadline: April 30, 2022.
- Postdoctoral position opening: Christian-Muslim communication, University of Konstanz. Deadline: April 2022.
- Workshop: Intertextuality in Islamic and Jewish Law, June 21-23, 2022, University of Muenster.
- Conference: American Society for Legal History 2022, November 10-12, 2022.
- Position opening: Assistant Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Tennessee, Fall 2022. Deadline: until an appointment is made.
- Position opening: Columbia University, The Department of Art History and Archaeology Barbara Stoler Miller Assistant Professor, Indian and South Asian Art History. Deadline: until an appointment is made.
- Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary Scholars of Places, Movement and Cultural Practices Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi. Deadline: until the position is filled.
- Research Project: Historian/Researcher – Tudor Period/Elizabethan Era, and the Ottoman Empire during the Suleiman the Magnificent Period. Deadline: until the position is filled.
- Call for Submissions: The UCLA School of Law’s Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law (JINEL).