Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Police in Nigeria arrested 76 people alleged to have attended a same-sex marriage ceremony prohibited by the country's laws. A regional police officer declined to … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS A number of fourteen Baha’i members were convicted to time in prison by an Iranian court because of "propaganda efforts against Islamic Sharia." Indonesia recently … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Diya and the Legacy of Empire

By Rabiat Akande The tussle over diya (compensation for unlawful killing) was one over the locus of sovereignty in the colonial state. For colonial officials, the colonial state and, ultimately, … Continue reading Diya and the Legacy of Empire

Siyāsa Authority in the Colonial State

By Rabiat Akande In 1958, as negotiations over Nigeria’s impending independence from the British Empire were underway, the colonial government invited the muftī of Sudan, Sheikh Mohammed Abul Gasim, to … Continue reading Siyāsa Authority in the Colonial State

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS A bill aimed to enforce mandatory hijab laws more strictly passed through the Iranian legislature and is pending before the Guardian Council. Clerics and jurists … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Kuwait University is set to implement gender segregation in classrooms following an agreement between Kuwaiti MP Mohammed Haif al-Mutairi and the Minister of Education Adel … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "The U.N. rights chief accused Afghanistan's ruling Taliban [...] of a 'shocking level of oppression' of women and girls and said human rights in the … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "In an unusual petition filed with the Jerusalem District Court, Israel's Population Authority [has demanded] the annulment of a young Muslim man's conversion carried out … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Androscoggin Bank in Maine, United States has begun "offering mortgage plans without interest payments in order to comply with Muslim law." "From mid-2024, Islamic Bank … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS A proposed law in Israel aims to discourage polygamy, which is already unrecognized and illegal save for exceptional circumstances, which members of the Bedouin community … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup