Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Amazon has been criticized for selling burqas, in the wake of Afghanistan's capture by Taliban forces who have made it compulsory for women to wear the burqa under their interpretation of Islamic law. Taliban has banned women from taking the national university entrance exam. One scholar has called this move … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Moral Authority in Islamic Law: A Reflection of Khaled Abou Fadel" (GeoTimes, January 19, 2023), Rifqi Nurdiansyah, reviewing Fadel's life and scholarship, writes: "Abou Fadel, born into traditionalist Sunni Islam, reconstructed the perception of Islamic law with a social context which inspired by western approach. " Influential Islamic scholar … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Welcome to our February Guest Blogger: Aaron Rock-Singer

Aaron Rock-Singer is a historian of the modern Middle East, with a research focus on 20th century Islamic movements and states. He uses the tools of social and intellectual history to trace the emergence and performance of particular projects of piety and, more broadly, the ways in which men and women employ their bodies to … Continue reading Welcome to our February Guest Blogger: Aaron Rock-Singer

Thank you, Marina Rustow, Amel Bensalim, and Athina Pfeiffer!

Thank you, Marina Rustow and Ph.D. students, Amel Bensalim and Athina Pfeiffer, for joining us as guest blog editors in January. In case you missed their blog posts, here they are: Are Medieval Arabic Judicial Documents as Opaque as They Look? (Rustow) Why I No Longer Use the Term “Qāḍī-Court Documents” (Rustow) Getting to know … Continue reading Thank you, Marina Rustow, Amel Bensalim, and Athina Pfeiffer!

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that overturning restrictions against women is not a priority for the group." The United Nations said that Taliban is divided on the issue. "Nine men were lashed in public in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday [January 17, 2023] as punishment for different crimes … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "De-Europeanisation as Counter-conduct: The Case of Non-Muslim Religious Minorities in Turkey" (Romanian Journal of International Affairs 22, no. 2 (2022)), Serap Gunes (Masaryk University) "analyse[s] the dynamics through which the Turkish government seeks to uproot and reverse the Europeanisation in minority rights, and how this counter-conduct works in the … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Criminal Law in the News Roundup

We at the Islamic Law Blog publish weekly "Islamic Law in the News Roundups," where we curate news about Islamic criminal law, on an ongoing basis. We note increasing news of excessively harsh interpretations and applications. This resource roundup is designed to place some of the history and politics of those interpretations and applications in … Continue reading Islamic Criminal Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS While attention has been paid to Iran's morality police due to the recent protests there, scholars have also written about how the institution of the morality police manifests itself in jurisdictions other than Iran. "In a two-one majority ruling today, the Court of Appeal [of Malaysia] reversed a High Court's … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Iran Isn’t the Only Country With Morality Police" (Council on Foreign Relations (January 11, 2023)), Kali Robinson (Council on Foreign Relations) writes that it is not only Iran, but that "[m]ultiple countries have special police that enforce Islamic moral codes." In "Islamic Economics: Comparisons" (Annual Review of Islamic Finance … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Describing the ban on Afghan women working for foreign organisations as 'perplexing,' the [Organization of Islamic Cooperation] called on [the Taliban government] 'to revisit this decision for the sake of social inclusion of women and the undisrupted continuation of the much-needed international humanitarian safety net in Afghanistan.'" For more content … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup