COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (3/3)

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Brooklyn mosques close indefinitely as number of positive COVID-19 cases rise. Egypt imposes two week night-time curfew to contain the spread of coronavirus. Egypt’s Dar al-Ifta issues fatwa calling people to abide by medical regulations against COVID-19. Iran's Ayatollah Sistani declares the presence of COVID-19 patients in gatherings haram. Iraqi government and religious leaders campaign … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (3/3)

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (1/3)

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Countries and communities around the world are working to contain COVID-19 and mitigate its effects. The following digest represents a variety of sources in which law, particularly Islamic law, was invoked in the decision making process. Bahrain's Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim calls for the suspension of religious and social activities throughout the country. Iran cancels … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup (1/3)

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "Blasphemy Law and Its Interpretation a Pakistan’s Perspective," Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal, (originally published in Al Tafseer), Ataullah Khan Mahmood and Ijaz Ali Chishti examine the blasphemy law of Pakistan in historical perspective. In this article, history of the blasphemy law and its interpretation, including conformity with Islamic principles … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "An Unlikely Champion of Women’s Rights under Muslim Personal Law: Mawdudi on Anglo-Muhammadan Law," Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal, Shahbaz Ahmad Cheema analyzes Sayyid Abul Ala Mawdudi's book Huquq al-Zawjayn written during British Raj, which has generated debates in the post-colonial legal landscape of Pakistan on issues related to women's rights in … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal: September 25

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This week’s issue of SSRN’s Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal includes: "Multiplying Zeroes: (In)Validity of Promises in Marriage Contracts under Pakistani Case Law" by Muhammad Munir, International Islamic University, Islamabad - Department of Law.  This article explains how the superior courts in Pakistan have interpreted stipulations in marriage contracts (Nikahnama) in selected cases mostly from 2009 … Continue reading Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal: September 25

Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal: August 23

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This week’s issue of SSRN’s Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal includes: "Economic Harbingers of Political Modernization: Peaceful Explosion of Rights in Ottoman Istanbul" by Asli Cansunar and Timur Kuran This paper ascribes a fundamental role to prior shifts in wealth toward non-Muslims and away from conservative groups, including Muslim clerics. These shifts, all under way in … Continue reading Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal: August 23

Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal: June 14th

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This week’s issue of the Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal includes: "The Limits of Liberal Inclusivity: How Defining Islamophobia Normalises Anti-Muslim Racism" by Rebecca Ruth Gould This paper (forthcoming in the Journal of Law and Religion) responds to recent calls made within the UK Parliament for a government-backed definition of Islamophobia. … Continue reading Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal: June 14th

Islamic Law Scholars’ Round-Up: Apr 8

Last month, Asifa Quraishi-Landes and Nadia B. Ahmad published an article in the Washington Post discussing five common misconceptions about the ḥijāb. In addition, Zubair Abassi was quoted in an Al Jazeera article on the experiences of Pakistani women seeking divorces in the country’s family courts. (See also Abbasi’s 2017 SHARIAsource commentary comparing women’s right … Continue reading Islamic Law Scholars’ Round-Up: Apr 8

Recent Scholarship: Redding on Pakistan’s Transgender Rights Law

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This week’s issue of SSRN's Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal includes an article by SHARIAsource South Asia editor Jeff Redding on Pakistan's 2018 transgender rights law: "The Pakistan Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act of 2018 and Its Impact on the Law of Gender in Pakistan" Abstract In May 2018, Pakistan’s … Continue reading Recent Scholarship: Redding on Pakistan’s Transgender Rights Law

Recent Scholarship: Abbasi on Islamic Divorce Law

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The latest issue of SSRN's Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal includes the following article by SHARIAsource South Asia Editor Zubair Abbasi: "From Faskh to Khula: Transformation of Muslim Women’s Right to Divorce in Pakistan (1947-2017)" In the article, Abbasi traces the transformation of women's right to divorce in Pakistani courts over … Continue reading Recent Scholarship: Abbasi on Islamic Divorce Law