Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "A major challenge of Canada's ban on adoptions from several Muslim countries is set to play out in the Federal Court — a move some … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Legal experts have commented on the new Civil Transactions Law of Saudi Arabia: "The Civil Transactions Law in Saudi Arabia codifies principles of Sharia and … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "The United Nations said Thursday it was deeply concerned about recent arrests and detentions of women and girls by Afghanistan's Taliban authorities for alleged non-compliance … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Italy's Prime Minister Georgia Meloni recently stated that there is an incompatibility between "Islamic culture or a certain interpretation of Islamic culture and the rights … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS A Nigerian woman has been jailed for blasphemy for 18 months over WhatsApp message that criticized a mob action against another person accused of having … 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

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has suspended the status of Sweden’s special envoy over Quran burnings that sparked mass protests in a number of Muslim … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

A Murder in a Cordoban Family: The Intertwining of the Theory and Practice of Criminal Law in al-Andalus

By Mohammed Allehbi The history of Islamic criminal justice is not written by its enforcers. In fact, the jurists, judges, and other legal scholars who left us most of the … Continue reading A Murder in a Cordoban Family: The Intertwining of the Theory and Practice of Criminal Law in al-Andalus

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS " Ismail ibn Musa Menk, a Muslim scholar in Zimbabwe whose online videos have a big international viewership" recently asked his followers, "You know why … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Diplomas for Crime and Punishment

By Mohammed Allehbi Despite the lack of surviving archival records from the medieval Islamic world, scribes and other officials would preserve inshāʾ, or administrative documents from the chancery, which they … Continue reading Diplomas for Crime and Punishment