Islamic Law in the News Roundup


  • Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan, the heir apparent of the Jordanian royal family who trace their lineage to the Prophet Muḥammad, married Saudi architect Rajwa Alseif.
  • “The leaders of all the Christian denominations in the Hashemite Kingdom [of Jordan] agreed [on] May 11 on the final draft of a proposed law on inheritance that guarantees equality in distribution between Christian male and female heirs.”
  • Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani held secret talks with Taliban supreme leader Hibatullah Akhunzada,” which some pundits have interpreted as a potential sign of a shift in Taliban’s strict interpretation and enforcement of Islamic law.
  • “Afghanistan’s de-facto Taliban government has begun the process of recruiting 200 morality police officers to ensure strict enforcement of Islamic law.” For more content and context on the recent developments in Afghanistan, consult our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb’s “Resource Roundup: Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Islamic Law.”
  • “The Meghji Family Trust has made a gift of $1 million to FIU’s Mohsin & Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies at the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs to establish the Prophet Muhammad Visiting Professor of Shi’a Islam Studies.”
  • “Founded in 2018, Evermos began as a platform for users to dropship Shariah-compliant products, or goods prepared in accordance with principles of Islamic law,” and has now been featured in Forbes.


  • “On June 1, a 19-year-old Christian youth was sentenced to death in a blasphemy case registered u/s 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) by Baghdadul Jadeed police in 2019. The convict was accused of operating a WhatsApp group wherein he shared blasphemous material against religious figures.” For more content and context on harsh interpretations and applications of Islamic criminal law, consult our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb’s “Resource Roundup: Islamic Criminal Law.” For more news blurbs relating to harsh applications of Islamic criminal law, consult our “Islamic Criminal Law in the News Roundup.”


PIL & Harvard Calendar:

Global Calendar:

  • Call to Sponsor a Member: for applicants affected by the earthquakes, MESA 2023.
  • Internship opportunity: The Executive Office of the President, White House, various deadlines.
  • Position opening: Academic mentor and field researcher in Iraq, Cordoba Peace Institute-Geneva (CPI) & ETH Zurich, rolling basis.
  • Position opening: Academic mentor for researcher in Mogadishu, Cordoba Peace Institute-Geneva (CPI) & ETH Zurich.
  • Summer Program: Comparative Law, AALS, May 15-June 16, 2023.
  • Call for Panel and Paper Proposals 2023: The American Society of Comparative Law, June 15, 2023.
  • Workshop: “Al-Maʾmūn on Tafḍīl ʿAlī” with Nebil Husayn, University of Miami, June 15, 2023.
  • Summer School: Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World, Leiden University, June 16, 2023.
  • Book talk: “Copyright in Islamic Law” by Dr. Mohamed Ali Ahdash, June 19, 2023.
  • MESA Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Awards, July 1, 2023.
  • Summer Course: Thinking with Islamicate Manuscripts: Critical Approaches to Historical Methodology, History of Collections, and Digital Tools In Islamic Studies, July 3-7, 2023, Central European University (application deadline: February 14, 2023).
  • Conference: Interdisciplinary Conference on Islamic Law in the Crucible of the Modern State: Problems and Perspectives, University of Muenster, Germany, July 10-12, 2023.
  • Wallace Johnson First Book Program, July 14, 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.
  • MESA Undergraduate Education Award, August 1, 2023.
  • MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize, August 15, 2023.
  • Workshop: TraSIS (Trajectories of Slavery in Islamicate Societies) and the BCDSS (Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies) Murtensee, August 30, 2023 – September 1, 2023.
  • Call for Papers: Special Issue of Religions: “A Critique of the Modern Discourse of Maqāṣid,” September 15, 2023.
  • Fall 2023 Works-in-Progress Workshop: Comparative Constitutional Law in the Global South, Columbia Law School, October 20-21, 2023.
  • 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.

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