On Islamic Law:
- In “‘The Best Interests of the Child’ Under Islamic Law” (in Child Rights to Guardianship, Springer: 2022), Ali Omar Ali Mesrati (University of Bahrain) explores the best interest of the child principle in Islamic law, with references to international law and Libyan law.
- R Charles Weller (Washington State University) reviews Sharīʿa in the Russian Empire: The Reach and Limits of Islamic Law in Central Eurasia, 1550–1917 by Paola Sartori and Danielle Ross (Journal of Islamic Studies 33, no. 1 (January 2022)).
- In “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The Unending Twist and Turn Regarding the Law of Khul‘ and its Exposition by the Superior Courts in Pakistan” (Manchester Journal of Transnational Islamic Law & Practice 17, no. 1 (2021)), Muhammad Munir (International Islamic University, Islamabad) investigates the institution of khul’ in Islamic law as it has been applied by courts in Pakistan.
- In “Kidney, Money, and the Shī‘ah Implementation of the Rule of Necessity” (UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law 19, no. 1 (2021)), Zahra Takhshid (University of Denver Sturm College of Law) discusses the Islamic foundations of the “Iranian model” of kidney donorship.
On Islam and Data Science:
- In “Society’s Perspectives on Contemporary Islamic Law in Indonesia through Social Media Analysis Technology: A Preliminary Study” (International Journal of Islamic Khazanah 12, no. 1 (2022)), Dian Sa’adillah Maylawati and others “use a sentiment analysis approach, topic modeling, and pattern analysis to find out people’s views on issues of Contemporary Islamic Law through social media” in Indonesia.
- In “Measuring Good Governance for Islamic Financial Institutions for Achieving Islamic Social Finance Objectives: The Need for Shariah Governance Index” Nor Asila Binti Nazmi (Management and Science University) and others make the case for a “Shariah Governance Practices Index (SGPi) as a comprehensive measurement to measure the Shariah governance practices.”
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:
- Fussilat is a “free ebook sharing website.” They “publish Story books, Islamic books, Computer Books in English and Bengali languages.”
- Austrian Islamic Library is complied by Muslims residing in Australia, and presents a database of recommended books, primarily for an anglophone South-Asian audience.
UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
PIL & Harvard Calendar:
- Webinar: “Inheritance versus Personal Status: Shifting National Strategies in Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia,” by Dr. Hedayat Heikal, February 8, 2022.
- Interdisciplinary Debates: The Mosques of Colonial South Asia by Sana Haroon, Dartmouth College, February 8, 2022.
- Call for Volunteer Chairs & Discussants: 2022 Global Meeting on Law and Society. Deadline: February 18, 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).
- Call for Manuscripts: Advances in the Study of Islam, Edinburgh University Press.