Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS The new leader of Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization, Nahdlatul Ulama's new chairman Yahya Cholil Staquf, expressed his willingness to fight extremism by focusing on traditional Islamic legal doctrine, particularly on the issue of apostasy.  Recent surveys have suggested that roughly one out of five Muslims is in an interfaith marriage, … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "The Judiciary and the Rule of Law in Afghanistan" (Judicature 105, no. 3 (2021)), Mehdi J. Hakimi (Stanford Law School) argues that, long before the Taliban's rise to power, the Afghan judiciary experienced "institutional design flaws, primarily in the constitutional architecture, [that] curtailed the judiciary’s capacity to act as … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS The United States Supreme Court declined to review Hoda Muthana's petition seeking to reenter the United States, after her passport was revoked for leaving the country to join the Islamic State in 2014.  Some experts in the UAE legal system expressed their hesitancy regarding the recent legal overhaul that relaxed … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Children Right – Do the Conventional Law and Islamic Law have the same Approach? (CRC1989 versus Islamic Law)" (Rahat-ul-Quloob 6, no. 1 (2022)), Dr. Usman Rafiq (International Islamic University, Islamabad) and Dr. Lutfullah (University of Swat) argue that Islamic law's approach to children's rights, in comparison to the regime … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Women in Saudi Arabia's Dammam region are reported to have been allowed to assume administrative duties in all personal status courts, with expectations that the same policy will be implemented in other regions of the country.  A credit union in Vermont announced that it would begin developing a lending program … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: Taliban: The Power of Militant Islam in Afghanistan and Beyond (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022) by Ahmed Rashid investigates the origins and development of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan. For more content and context on the recent developments in Afghanistan, consult our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb's "Resource Roundup: Afghanistan, the Taliban, and … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Yusuf Celik

This interview is part of our Fellow Spotlight series. This series features interviews with current and previous PIL Fellows, highlighting their work with the Program, their path getting here, and the road going forward. For more information on our Fellows, visit our website.  On background/ research Can you tell us a little bit about your … Continue reading Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Yusuf Celik

Welcome to our January Guest Blogger: Mathieu Tillier

Mathieu Tillier is professor of Medieval Islamic history at Sorbonne Université and a member of the research unit “Orient et Méditerranée” (UMR 8167) at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). His research mainly relates to Islamic law and institutions. He is the author of Les cadis d’Iraq et l’État abbasside (132/750-334/945) (Damascus: Presses … Continue reading Welcome to our January Guest Blogger: Mathieu Tillier

Thank you, Junaid Quadri!

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 Islamic Law Ethical Perfectionism in Fiqh: The Example of Moral Exemplars Excavating the Colonial Modern in Islamic Law Intellectual and Practical Caution as Grounds for … Continue reading Thank you, Junaid Quadri!

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS A new book titled Female Religious Authority in Shi’i Islam, which brings together contributions that "reflect[] on the roles that women have played in exercising religious authority across time and space" in Shī'ī Islam, has recently been published.  The UAE issued its first civil law marriage certificate to a non-Muslim … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup