Thank you, Ayman Shabana, for joining us as guest blog editor throughout June. In case you missed any of his blog posts, here they are: Sharī'a, Custom, and Modern Legal … Continue reading Thank you, Ayman Shabana!
By Ayman Shabana In the Islamic legal tradition, family relationships are based on one of three main bonds: blood, marriage, and breastfeeding. One’s formal affiliation is determined primarily on the … Continue reading Islamic Law, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and Surrogacy
By Ayman Shabana In the Islamic tradition, Islamic rules governing paternity are closely tied to a number of important legal concepts and procedures. Most importantly, paternity regulations have strong connections … Continue reading Islamic Law of Paternity and DNA Evidence
By Ayman Shabana One of the important reasons why the use of the term “Islamic law” as the English counterpart for sharīʿa is problematic has to do with the conceptualization … Continue reading Islamic Law, (Bio)ethics, and Ethical Gatekeeping of Science
By Ayman Shabana In the Islamic juristic tradition, the relationship between sharīʿa and custom raised important methodological questions, ranging from: the nature and number of sources, formulation of rulings, guidelines … Continue reading Sharīʿa, Custom, and Modern Legal Reform