ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Some observers have estimated that up to 80% of Islamic marriages in Ghana remain unregistered because "there are no forms available for Muslims to register … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Discrimination Between Muslim Prisoners' Kufis and Jewish Prisoners' Yarmulkes Is Unconstitutional" (The Volokh Conspiracy, February 28, 2022), Eugene Volokh (UCLA Law) refers to the … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup
ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS The hijāb controversy in India, occasioned by a university administration refusing to admit some Muslim students wearing the Islamic veil, has been ongoing, with a … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
This Thursday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) unanimously held that Greece owed a Greek woman by the name of Molla Sali 51,000 euros ($57,000) in damages plus expenses “for siding with her … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
By Marta Wojtowicz Description: The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court ruled on the unconstitutionality of the Revolutionary Leadership Council’s decision no. 120 (1994) in a decision from March 8, 2017.  … Continue reading Iraqi Constitution: Supreme Court refrains from ruling on Islamic Law application
South Asia editor Jeff Redding argues that the "state vs. non-state character of talaq" is too often overlooked as a factor influencing the Indian Supreme Court's decision in the landmark case Shamim Ara v. State of … Continue reading CASE COMMENT: Shamim Ara and the Divorce Politics of a Secular and Modern India
Guest contributor Jennifer Selby answered this two weeks ago in her earlier post on the Rania El-Alloul case in Quebec. There, she concluded that, "So, for the time being, yes, a Quebecois provincial judge can dictate religious … Continue reading CASES TO WATCH (UPDATE):: Can a Judge Determine Acceptable Religious Attire in a Quebec, Canada Courtroom?
Guest contributor Jennifer Selby uses the recent case of Rania El-Alloul in Quebec, Canada to situate an ongoing debate at the intersection of secularism and religious freedom. Citing her courtroom as a "secular … Continue reading CASES TO WATCH: Can a Judge Determine Acceptable Religious Attire in a Canadian Courtroom?
U.S. editor Abed Awad contextualizes a recent case in which a Muslim inmate filed suit against an American prison for failing to provide a halal meal. On August 17, 2016, the American … Continue reading Does a Muslim Inmate Have a First Amendment Right to a Halal Meal?
The Federal Sharia Court (FSC) of Pakistan has used Islamic criminal law (hudud) cases to expand its jurisdiction, in a move that has wide ranging effects for the adjudication of … Continue reading CASE COMMENT: Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court on the Protection of Women Act of 2006: Expansion of Jurisdiction, Expansion of ḥudūd