On Islamic Law
- In “The Long Arm of the Provincial Law: A Custody Battle in a Qāḍī Petition from the Medieval Fayyūm” (Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā 30 (2022)), Lev Weitz (Catholic University of America) “presents an edition, translation, and study of a short Arabic petition to a qāḍī and the rescript issued in response.”
- In “A Form-Critical Analysis of the al-Rajīʿ and Biʾr Maʿūna Stories: Tribal, Ideological, and Legal Incentives behind the Transmission of the Prophet’s Biography” (Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā 30 (2022)), Ehsan Roohi argues that “[d]ue to their heavy reliance on late, contradictory, and tendentious literary sources, scholars of formative Islam have always been in danger of taking as authentic evidence what is mere literary topos.”
- In “Introduction: Acts of Rebellion and Revolt in the Early Islamic Caliphate” (Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā 30 (2022)), Petra M. Sijpesteijn (Leiden University) and Alon Dar “examine how interdependent relationships between individuals and groups contributed to the early caliphate’s longevity and success.”
- In “Portrait of a Jurist between Obedience and Rebellion: The Case of Abū Ḥanīfa” (Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā 30 (2022)), Aysegul Simsek (Marmara University) explores how “[e]ven though there is a consensus among Muslim scholars that rebellion without valid grounds is not acceptable, they have disagreed on the permissibility of rebellion against an unjust ruler.”
- In “The Umayyad and Early Abbasid Inscriptions in the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina” (Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā 30 (2022)), Harry Munt (University of York) “offers a translation and discussion of a chapter of a relatively little known late third/ninth- or early fourth/tenth-century text that contains a transcription of the inscriptions that could be seen around the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina after the renovation work undertaken there on the orders of the third Abbasid caliph, Muḥammad al-Mahdī.”
On Islam and Data Science
- In “The Efficiency of Islamic General Insurance Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)” (International Journal of Islamic Business and Management Review 2, no. 1), Novi Puspitasari and Laili Fauziyah (University of Jember) “analyze the efficiency level of sharia general insurance in Indonesia” by using data from eight insurance companies for the years 2015-2020.
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:
- Islamic sources, maintained by McGill University, is a guide that “focuses on the study of the sources of Islam: the Qur’an, and the Shari’a (Islamic Law). It is tailored to the courses offered by the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies.”
- Islamic Law Research Guide, maintained by Case Western Reserve University School of Law, “lists the sources on rulings and applications of the various topics in Sharia law.”
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.
- 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.