SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "‘The Best Interests of the Child’ Under Islamic Law" (in Child Rights to Guardianship, Springer: 2022), Ali Omar Ali Mesrati (University of Bahrain) explores … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup
By Zainab Hashmi This post is part of the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) series, in which a Harvard student analyzes a primary source of Islamic law, previously workshopped in the DIL … Continue reading Criminal Law (Amendment): Offences in the Name or Pretext of Honor Act, 2016 Passed by Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) of Pakistan
By Zainab Hashmi This post is part of the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) series, in which a Harvard student analyzes a primary source of Islamic law, previously workshopped in the DIL … Continue reading The “unpardonable” sin of honor killing: A Fatwā
The Halal Guys filed suit against the Halal Girls, accusing the competing ḥalāl restaurant of trademark infringement. Four alleged white supremacists who are accused of anti-Muslim violence, among other charges, … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
By Haider A. Hamoudi (University of Pittsburgh) This essay is part of the Islamic Law Blog’s Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography, edited by Intisar Rabb (Editor-in-Chief) and Mariam … Continue reading Islamic Law from the Internal Point of View
By Zubair Abbasi Ever since Pakistan’s creation as an independent state in 1947, Islam has continued to permeate its constitutional and legal system. From the confines of the personal law … Continue reading Conjoined Twins: Human Rights and Islam in the Constitutional System of Pakistan
By Zubair Abbasi The most significant impact of Islamic judicial review is the incorporation of qiṣāṣ and dīyah in the legal system of Pakistan. During the colonial period, the British … Continue reading Islamic Judicial Review in Practice (2): Strategic Islamization of Laws
By Zubair Abbasi Since its beginning in 1979, Islamic judicial review was unlikely to cause major constitutional and legal changes because of its inherent design to maintain the status quo. … Continue reading The Impact of Islamic Judicial Review in Pakistan
By Zubair Abbasi Despite assigning a significant role to Islam, the Pakistani constitutional model does not propose a theocratic order. Rather, the theocratic tendencies resulting from the substantial role of … Continue reading Islamic Constitutionalism in Pakistan: Is it Theocratic?
Pakistan came into being through a constitutionally governed election when Muslims in British India voted for an independent state that comprised the Muslim-majority parts of India. It had two wings: … Continue reading Islamic Constitutionalism in Pakistan: Does it Matter?