Thank you, Junaid Quadri, for joining us as guest blog editor in December. In case you missed Professor Quadri's essays, here they are: Oakeshott, Originalism and the History of Modern … Continue reading Thank you, Junaid Quadri!
By Junaid Quadri* In 663/1265, Sultan al-Ẓāhir Baybars appointed a chief judge from each of the four Sunnī madhhabs. For scholars of Islamic law, this decision has served as a … Continue reading Intellectual and Practical Caution as Grounds for Legal Pluralism
By Junaid Quadri How shall we understand the encounter between the sharīʿa and the colonial modern? What have been the responses of Muslim jurists to the twin pressures of colonialism … Continue reading Excavating the Colonial Modern in Islamic Law
By Junaid Quadri* How precisely to understand the ethical material found within works of fiqh has been a recurrent question of Western scholarship on Islamic law since its earliest period. … Continue reading Ethical Perfectionism in Fiqh: The Example of Moral Exemplars
By Junaid Quadri* In On Human Conduct, the ambitious work he produced toward the end of his career, the philosopher Michael Oakeshott offers a distinction between two kinds of storytelling … Continue reading Oakeshott, Originalism and the History of Modern Islamic Law