Thank you, Nada Moumtaz!

Thank you, Nada Moumtaz, for joining us as guest blog editor throughout April. In case you missed any of her blog posts, here they are: Calling All Waqf Haters Late Ottoman Beiruti Waqfs: Closeness to God (Qurba) and Charity for the Family Waqf and the Modern State, Capitalism, and the Private Property Regime Waqf as … Continue reading Thank you, Nada Moumtaz!

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

As Somalia continues to debate over what to include in its new constitution and when to hold a referendum on it, women's rights have emerged as a divisive point of discussion among the country's politicians. A former member of the Central Bank of Nigeria has urged the institution to establish a special tribunal to resolve … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Welcome to our May Guest Blogger: Mahmood Kooria

It is our pleasure to welcome Mahmood Kooria as our May guest blog editor. Mahmood Kooria holds research positions at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and University of Bergen (Norway), and is a Visiting Faculty of History at Ashoka University (India). Earlier he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) … Continue reading Welcome to our May Guest Blogger: Mahmood Kooria

May DILL Student Comment :: Zainab Hashmi

The Islamic Law Blog is continuing to feature Harvard student comments on primary sources related to Islamic law. Our student editor for May is Zainab Hashmi (JD'20), a recent graduate of Harvard Law School. We regularly feature a series of three comments written by a student in the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL), an incubator … Continue reading May DILL Student Comment :: Zainab Hashmi

Field Guide to Islamic Law Online

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The Field Guide to Islamic Law Online, in the form of a Google document, is a collection of resource links and annotations to SHARIAsource and other Harvard resources, global online digital resources, and a robust “Digital Islamic Law Collection.” We recently added exciting resources to this list: Wellcome Arabic Manuscripts Online, based in London, "comprises … Continue reading Field Guide to Islamic Law Online

Islam and Data Science Roundup

In "The Dilemma of Ethics in Advertising in Pakistan: An Islamic Perspective"  (International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management & Applied Sciences and Technologies, 2021), Hassan Ali Maan and Wajiha Raziha Rizvi (Beaconhouse National University Pakistan), using data aggregated from 250 students at three universities in Pakistan, discuss the youth's perception of advertising, Western influence, and … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "Moral Value and Commercial Gain: Three Classical Islamic Approaches" (Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, forthcoming), Omar Farahat (McGill University Faculty of Law) explores the interplay between Islamic law and commercial ethics in classical Muslim thought by reference to three models: " anchoring moral value in this world, attributing moral goodness to salvation in … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

This Ramadan, because the duration of the fast varies from city to city based on dawn-to-dust time,  the Russian city of Murmansk has the longest fasting time - a total of 18 hours. Standard Bank announced that it launched its first shar'īa discretionary trust offering. Legal experts from the UAE recently stated that a person … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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In "Wary of vaccines: Are there religious reasons to be?" (The Standard, April 24, 2021), Sadakat Kadri discusses how in the UK, confidence in vaccines and their effectiveness varies among different segments of the population, with Muslims in Britain having the lowest confidence.