On Islamic Law:
- In “Modern money and Islamic banking in the light of Islamic law of riba” (International Journal of Finance & Economics (2020)), Muhammad Zahid Siddique (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan) asserts that “[r]iba is not merely a matter of eliminating the institution of interest from economic system, it is about eliminating credit-based monetary or financial system because credit creation is as much riba as is charging interest.”
- In “The Phenomenon of Al Tasyabbuh: Birthday Celebration in the View of Students, Education and the Perspective of Ulama Based on Islamic Law” (Indonesian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 2, no. 2 (2022)) Dwi Fitria Al Husaeni and others (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia) discuss the phenomenon of Indonesian celebrating birthdays in a Western style and whether that constitutes behavior incongruent with the Islamic tenet of not emulating non-believers.
- In “Conflict in Islamic Jurisprudence: Noel J. Coulson’s Historical Approach and His Contribution to the Study of Islamic Law” (Journal of Islamic Law 3, no. 1 (2022)) Landy Trisna Abdurrahman (Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, Indonesia) reviews Noel J. Coulson‘s understanding of the origins and development of Islamic law, which is characterized as a historical and sociological approach.
- “Environment Conservation in Pressing Climate Change Environmental Fiqih and Islamic Law” (Budapest International Research and Critics Institute Journal 5, no. 1 (2022)) by Abdurohim Abdurohim (Institut Agam Negeri Syekh Nurjati Cirebon, Indonesia) explores the Islamic law foundations for environmental conservation and combatting climate change.
- In Christian Thought in the Medieval Islamicate World (Oxford University Press, 2022), Salam Rassi (Oxford University) discusses “the intellectual biography of ʿAbdīshōʿ of Nisibis (d. 1318), bishop and polymath of the Church of the East.”
- “Al-Maqrīzī’s al-Ḫabar ʿan al-bašar: Volume IV, Section 2: The Idols of the Arabs” (Brill, 2022), authored by Michael Lecker (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and translated by Yaara Perlman (Princeton University), “contains the edition and translation of the chapter of al-Maqrīzī’s al-Ḫabar ʿan al-bašar dealing with the idols of the Arabs.”
On Islam and Data Science:
- The Digital Orientalist podcast interviewed Professor Sarah Savant (Aga Khan University), principal investigator of the KITAB project which allows “[u]sers can search for books in the corpus using this application, by any field or combination of fields within the metadata.”
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:
- InfoKetab is a blog of free online books in Farsi.
- i20 is a website that has various resources on Islam in Farsi.
UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
PIL & Harvard Calendar:
- Position opening: Islamic Law Blog Staff Editor, The Program in Islamic Law. Deadline: March 4, 2022.
- Call for Volunteer Chairs & Discussants: 2022 Global Meeting on Law and Society. Deadline: February 18, 2022.
- Webinar: AMECYS Friday Digital Author Series: Dr. Hedi Viterbo, Associate Professor of Law, March 11, 2022.
- Position opening: Staff Attorney, The Center for Constitutional Rights. Deadline: March 18, 2022.
- Research Associate: The Evolution of Islamic Societies (c.600-1600 CE): Algorithmic Analysis into Social History. Deadline: March 31, 2022.
- Webinar: AMECYS Friday Digital Author Series: Mr. Shivan Fazil and Dr. Bahar Baser, April 8, 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.
- Conference: Clinical Legal Education, May 9-13, 2022.
- Webinar: AMECYS Friday Digital Author Series: Dr. Rania Kassab Sweis, Associate Professor of Anthropology, May 13, 2022.
- Workshop: Intertextuality in Islamic and Jewish Law, June 21-23, 2022, University of Muenster.
- Society of Legal Scholars, 113th Annual Conference, King’s College London, September 6-9, 2022.
- 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.
- Request for Open Submissions: AALS 2023 Annual Meeting, January 4-7, 2023. Submission deadlines vary.