Weekend Scholarship Roundup


On Islamic Law

  • In “Concept of Islamic Law Enforcement In the History and Practice of Islamic Justice” (JLPH: Journal of Law, Politic and Humanities 4, no. 3 (2024)), Misnar Syam and Devianty Fitri (Fakultas Hukum, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia) observe that “[i]n administering the judicial process, Islamic law aims to enforce law and justice proportionally based on Islamic Sharia.”
  • In “Outside the Logic of Necessity: Deontic Puzzles and ‘Breaking’ Compound Causal Properties in Islamic Legal Theory and Dialectic” (in Fallacies in the Arabic, Byzantine, Hebrew and Latin Traditions, eds., Laurent Cesalli et al. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2024)) Shahid Rahman (Université de Lille, France) and Walter Edward Young (McGill University) “examine an important group of illegitimate moves involving causal properties as identified by Medieval Muslim jurists in the intertwined domains of legal theory (uṣūl al-fiqh) and dialectic (jadal).”
  • In “Constitutional Limits of Islamic Law in National Law” (Proceedings International Conference of Bunga Bangsa (ICOBBA) 2, no. 1 (2024)), Muhammadun (Universitas Islam Bunga Bangsa Cirebon) and others argue that, as a matter of Indonesian constitutional law, “universal Islamic teachings such as the protection of human rights have been included in the Indonesian state constitution, even though it does not use religious language.”
  • In “Legal Policy for Women Workers in Indonesia: A Review of Contemporary Islamic Law” (Metro Islamic Law Review 3, no. 1 (2024)) Abdul Rahim Hakimi (Herat University, Afghanistan) and others explore how “the concept of siyāsah dusturiyāh” is emphasized in policy formation to achieve the benefits of the objectives of Islamic law. 

On Islam and Data Science

  • In “Bank ownership and credit risk: an empirical study of Indonesian Islamic local banks” (Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, April 26, 2024), Heri SudarsonoMahfud Sholihin, and Akhmad Akbar Susamto (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia), studying 155 Islamic local banks, empirically demonstrate that “government ownership (D.GOW), the Sharia supervisory board (D.SOW) and the director board (D.DOW) do not affect credit risk.”


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:

  • Qatar International Court judgments is a searchable database of the case law of the Qatar International Court, described as “a world-class civil and commercial court. It applies international best practices in dispute resolution and brings together renowned and experienced judges from around the world.”


PIL & Harvard Calendar:

  • Islamic Law Speaker Series: “The Imam of the Christians: The World of Dionysius of Tel-Mahre, c. 750–850,” with Philip Wood, Program in Islamic Law, May 14, 2024.


  • Call for Proposals: Symposium, 2025 Association of American Law Schools Meeting, May 6, 2024.
  • Conference: The 2024 Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award Presentation and Conference, May 16-17, 2024.
  • Leiden Yemeni Studies Lecture Series: History of Water Management in Yemen: An Interdisciplinary Study, May 20, 2024.
  • International Course on Legal Pluralism: Commission on Legal Pluralism, January 8-11, 2025 (deadline: May 20, 2024).
  • Webinar: Revisiting the History of Medieval Libya (7th-16th centuries): Between Ṭarābulus and Aṭrābulus. The journey of the toponym and difficulties in determining its form, May 22, 2024.
  • Call for Papers: The Medieval Academy at 100, The 2025 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, March 20-22, 2025 (deadline: June 3, 2024).
  • Leiden Yemeni Studies Lecture Series: Mapping the Past, Imagining the Future: Heritage Politics in Ḥūthī Yemen, June 24, 2024.
  • Webinar: Revisiting the History of Medieval Libya (7th-16th centuries): Surveying and documentation of the archaeological city of Barca (Al-Marj), June 26, 2024.
  • Symposium on Copyright in Islamic Legal Tradition, Istanbul, June 28-29, 2024.
  • Workshop: ASLH Early Career Virtual Workshop, June 30, 2024.
  • Call for Papers: The XI Islamic Legal Studies Conference, University of Muenster, June 30, 2024.
  • Call for Papers: De Jure: Jurnal Hukum dan Syar’iah, June 2024.
  • Call for Proposals: Hot Topics Program, 2025 Association of American Law Schools Meeting, October 14, 2024.
  • Search for Editor: International Journal of Middle East Studies, until an appointment is made.
  • 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.
  • Call for Papers: Special Section – Lifewriting Annual and Islam.
  • Call for Manuscripts: Advances in the Study of Islam, Edinburgh University Press.

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