Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Knox Thames, an international human rights lawyer, "said some state governments [in Nigeria] have disregarded the constitutional provision that prohibits the establishment of a state … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In Secularism and Islam in Bangladesh: 50 Years After Independence (Routledge, 2023), Abdul Wohab (North South University, Bangladesh) argues that "extremist interpretations of Islam, which … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Shariah-compliant crypto exchange Haqqex announce[d] a strategic partnership with HAQQ, an ethics-first EVM-compatible L1 blockchain." For more content and context on Islamic debates over the … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Pundits have argued that the Taliban's strict interpretation of Islamic law, including its many restrictions on the rights of women, is making it harder for … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Qatar’s halal economy has been witnessing massive growth, with the country encouraging core sectors with high growth potential to develop products and services prescribed by … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Malaysia's new prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim, will be contending in parliament with a strengthened Islamist party that espouses a stricter interpretation of [...] Islamic law, a … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Borno State Governor (Nigeria), Professor Babagana Zulum, urged the Nigerian "government to establish an institutional framework that would guide the conduct of fatwa." As Saudi … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Muslim cryptocurrency enthusiasts in Indonesia have found a way around the recent fatwā issued by the nation's Ulama Council, ruling that cryptocurrency is forbidden under … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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"Despite the emergency situation facing Iraq due to the coronavirus pandemic, the people's faith in Imam Hussein means they are not afraid" said one pilgrim in Karbala (Iraq) who had … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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Saudi Arabia recently stated that it had begun to allow vaccinated foreigners to visit Mecca and Medina to perform the Umrah pilgrimage. Hefazat-e-Islam (Bangladesh) leaders, who had previously refused to … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup