On Islamic Law
- In “Litigious Zeal” (Inquest, November 22, 2022), SpearIt (University of Pittsburgh) explores how Muslim prisoners in the United States “sue religiously” and argues that Muslim prisoner litigation has resulted in reforms for prisoner rights in the country.
- In “General Principles of Business Contracts in Islamic Law” (in Institutional Islamic Economics and Finance, ed. Ahsan Shafiq, 2022), Muhammad Tahir Mansoori writes that “Islamic law in the field of muamlat [sic] is generally concerned with laying down general principles and broad guidelines for business transactions without indulging in details.”
- In “Breaking the Silence: An Islamic Legal Approach to Facilitating Reporting and Testimony by Muslim Victims and Witnesses of Sexual Crimes” (Religions 13, no. 11 (2022)), Julie Lowe (independent researcher) argues that “although the jurists’ prosecution of sexual assault as a discretionary offence (taʿzīr) is compatible with reporting and testimony, their prosecution of rape as coerced illicit intercourse (zinā), usurpation (ghaṣb), or banditry (ḥirāba) silences victims and witnesses.”
- In “Homosexuality in Contemporary Islamic Legal Approaches: Study of Huzaemah Tahido Yanggo’s Thought” (Al-‘Adl 15, no. 2, 2022), Amri Amri and Athoillah Islamy engage in an in-depth discussion of a Muslim jurist’s views on same-sex intimacy from an Islamic law perspective.
On Islam and Data Science
- In “Determinants of efficiency of Indonesian Islamic rural banks” (Decision Science Letters 11, no. 4 (2022)), Endri Endri and others evaluate the efficiency of Islamic Rural Banks (BPRS) through data gathered from bank financial reports across an eight-year period.
FIELD GUIDE TO ISLAMIC LAW ONLINE: RECENT SOURCES
The 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:
- Legal Databases by Subject: Religion & Law, a guide compiled by the University of Buffalo, brings together various databases relating to law and religion, including Islamic law.
- Islam: Library Sources for Research by the University of Illinois provides “[a] general introduction to library resources for the study of Islam.” Its intended audience is undergraduate students and it assumes no background knowledge in Islamic studies.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
PIL & Harvard Calendar:
- Student work opportunity: Research assistant, Widener Library, Harvard University.
- Position opening: Tenure-Track Professor of Persian Literature and Cultures, Harvard University, January 6, 2023.
- Webinar: “The Second Formation of Islamic Law in Premodern Transoxiana: Evidences of Manuscripts” by Dr. Lola Dodkhudoeva, December 6, 2022.
- Position opening: Al-Qasimi Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, December 7, 2022.
- Symposium: Legal Orders under Pressure: Non-Western Experiences of Legal Transformations in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries, Max Planck Institute, December 7-9, 2022.
- The American University in Cairo: Graduate Program in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Fall 2023, December 15, 2022.
- Residential Fellowship: Crown Center for Middle East Studies, 2023-2024, January 1, 2023.
- Call for Applications: Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History, 2023, January 15, 2023.
- Workshop: Digital Medieval Studies Institute, NYU DC, February 22, 2023.
- 2023 Law and Humanities Interdisciplinary Workshop: 22nd meeting of the Law and Humanities Interdisciplinary Workshop, Georgetown Law Center, Washington, DC, May 24-25, 2023.
- The Graduate Student & Early Career Workshop: Law and Society Association, May 31, 2023.
- Annual meeting: Law & Society Association’s Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 1-4, 2023.
- 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.
- Position opening: Associate Director, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and Muslim Chaplain, Macalester College (priority given to applications by August 1, 2022).
- Position opening: Adjunct Lecturer in Modern Middle East, Babson College.
- 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.
- MEM Fellowship for Graduate Students of Color.
- Scholarship: Islamic Scholarship Fund CAMBA Law Scholarship 2023.