By Haider A. Hamoudi (University of Pittsburgh) This essay is part of the Islamic Law Blog’s Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography, edited by Intisar Rabb (Editor-in-Chief) and Mariam … Continue reading Islamic Law from the Internal Point of View
For my final guest post on this esteemed Islamic Law Blog, I wanted to highlight the publication of a recent book on a subject that has not received the treatment … Continue reading The Problem of Slavery in Islamic Law: A Review of Possessed by the Right Hand, by Bernard Freamon
One of the most vexing problems that modern high courts face when interpreting and applying Islamic law concerns the taking of money interest. The framework of the basic problem tends … Continue reading The Libyan Supreme Court and the Meaning of Ribā: A New Approach?
One largely unnoticed development that has arisen in Iraq since the US invasion in 2003 has been the manner in which the Iraqi state and the Shi’i religious establishment known … Continue reading Will Baghdad’s Government Decide Shi’i Islam’s Future Highest Jurist? Religion-State Entanglements and the Waqf in Iraq
This post reviews and critiques a new article in the Suffolk Law Review by Intisar Rabb entitled Against Kadijustiz: On the Negative Citation of Islalmic Law as Foreign Law. Her main focus is on … Continue reading Judges on Cushions and Under Trees: Thoughts on “Qadi Justice” and Hyperpolemics