Welcome to our October Guest Blogger: Adnan Zulfiqar

It is our pleasure to welcome Adnan Zulfiqar as our October guest blog editor. Adnan A. Zulfiqar, J.D./Ph.D., Associate Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School, is a legal historian whose scholarship focuses on critically examining assumptions and frameworks underpinning legal discourse. His primary fields of inquiry are Islamic jurisprudence, criminal law and procedure, and … Continue reading Welcome to our October Guest Blogger: Adnan Zulfiqar

Welcome to our September Guest Blogger: Mona Oraby

It is our pleasure to welcome Mona Oraby as our September guest blog editor. Mona Oraby is Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College. Her research sits at the intersection of law, religion, and politics, and focuses on group formation, membership, and belonging. Before joining Amherst, she was the Jerome Hall … Continue reading Welcome to our September Guest Blogger: Mona Oraby

Welcome to our August Guest Blogger: M. Zubair Abbasi

It is our pleasure to welcome M. Zubair Abbasi as our August guest blog editor.  Zubair Abbasi is an Associate Professor at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). His work focuses on the relationship between sharī‘a and state law in South Asia, Middle East, and Western Europe; Islamic … Continue reading Welcome to our August Guest Blogger: M. Zubair Abbasi

Welcome to our July Guest Blogger: Sohaira Siddiqui

It is our pleasure to welcome Sohaira Siddiqui as our July guest blog editor.  Sohaira Siddiqui is an Associate Professor of Theology at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Her work focuses on the relationship between law, theology and political thought in classical Islam; Islamic law during British colonization; Islamic law in contemporary … Continue reading Welcome to our July Guest Blogger: Sohaira Siddiqui

Welcome to our June Guest Blogger: Ahmad Ahmad

It is our pleasure to welcome back Ahmad A. Ahmad, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as our June guest blog editor.  Professor Ahmad is the co-editor of the 'Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law' (2019) and author of ‘Islamic Law: Cases, Authorities, and Worldview’ (2017), ‘Pitfalls of Scholarship: Lessons from Islamic … Continue reading Welcome to our June Guest Blogger: Ahmad Ahmad

Thank you, Mairaj Syed!

Thank you Mairaj Syed for joining us as the guest blog editor throughout the month of May. In case you missed any of his blog posts here they are: Four Conceptual Frameworks on Tradition-Bound Rationality A New Framework for the Analysis of Islamic Tradition-Bound Rationality Canons (Qawāʿid) and Reasoning in Islamic Law and Ethics An … Continue reading Thank you, Mairaj Syed!

Welcome to our May Guest Blogger: Mairaj Syed

It is our pleasure to introduce our guest blogger for the month of May: Mairaj U. Syed, associate professor of religious studies, director of the medieval and early modern program, and fellow of the College of Arts and Sciences (2020-2023) at the University of California, Davis. He has published in the fields of Islamic law, theology, comparative … Continue reading Welcome to our May Guest Blogger: Mairaj Syed

Welcome to our April Guest Blogger: Fahad Bishara

It is my pleasure to introduce our guest blogger for the month of April: Fahad Bishara, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Virginia. Fahad specializes in the economic and legal history of the Indian Ocean and Islamic world. His book, A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950 (Cambridge … Continue reading Welcome to our April Guest Blogger: Fahad Bishara

Thank you, Yossef Rapoport!

Many thanks to Yossef Rapoport for joining us as the guest blog editor throughout the month of March. In case you missed any of his blog posts on the theme of customary law, here they are: Problematizing Custom and Customary Law Whose Custom is it? On the Disinheritance of Women Bury the Hatchet, Bedouin Style … Continue reading Thank you, Yossef Rapoport!