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!

Welcome to our March Guest Blogger: Yossef Rapoport

It's my pleasure to introduce our blogger for the month of March: Yossef Rapoport, Professor in Islamic History at Queen Mary University of London. He is a historian of the social, cultural, and legal aspects of life in the Islamic, Arabic-speaking Middle East in its Middle Ages, from about 1000 to 1500 AD. Before joining Queen Mary in … Continue reading Welcome to our March Guest Blogger: Yossef Rapoport

Thank you, Haider Hamoudi

Thank you to Haider Hamoudi for joining us as the guest blog editor throughout the month of February. In case you missed any of his posts, here they are collected for your reference: Will Baghdad’s Government Decide Shi’i Islam’s Future Highest Jurist? Religion-State Entanglements and the Waqf in Iraq The Libyan Supreme Court and the … Continue reading Thank you, Haider Hamoudi

Welcome to our February Guest Blogger: Haider A. Hamoudi

It's a pleasure to introduce our February guest blogger: Haider Ala Hamoudi, Professor of Law and the Vice Dean at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Professor Hamoudi’s scholarship focuses on Middle Eastern and Islamic Law. As concerns Islamic law, and specifically Islamic finance, where he has done much of his writing, his approach has … Continue reading Welcome to our February Guest Blogger: Haider A. Hamoudi