Recently released findings of the US Mosque Survey 2020 revealed that the number of mosques in the United States experienced a steady increase over the years, increasing from 2,106 in 2010 to 2,769 in 2020. Survey findings of the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) of France indicated that Anti-Muslim acts and anti-Islamic bias … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup
A Pew Research Center study found that around 63% of Indian Muslim believe that there is "one true way" to interpret the teachings of their religion.
A new Pew Research study found that about 75% of all Muslims in India prefer Islamic dispute settlement mechanisms for inheritance and divorce-related matters.
The new issue of the Journal of Islamic Law at Harvard Law School (Journal of Islamic Law 2, no. 1 (2021)) has been published online. The new issue includes an article by Sohaira Siddiqui (Georgetown University) entitled "Triple Divorce and the Political Context of Islamic Law in India" that discusses the recent enactment of an … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup
Ahmadullah, a prominent Muslim cleric from Bangladesh, issued a fatwā stating that using the laughing emoji to mock people is forbidden under Islamic law. Muslim women in Kenya have lobbied the government to ensure that a woman is appointed to the top Kadhi court adjudicating Islamic law matters. A new Pew Research study found that … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
A Reuters investigation of Indonesia's banking and finance sector revealed that an increasing number of Muslims employed in that sector are "quitting traditional banks" citing concerns of incompatibility with Islamic law. Former Minister of European Affairs of Portugal, Bruno Macaes, stated that Islam "is part of European history and culture," adding that "it's not a … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
Saudi Arabia reopened more than 1,450 mosques in the country within around 115 days, following temporary evacuation and sterilization efforts. Renowned Indian scholar of Islamic law and peace activist, Wahiduddin Khan, died of COVID-19, having authored more than 200 books over the course of his life, including a two-volume commentary on the Qur'ān.
Citing coronavirus concerns, Bangladesh recently blocked access to refugee camps hosting around 740,000 Rohingya Muslims. As the pandemic continues to hit India, a Hindu nurse reciting Islamic prayers to her suffering Muslim patient made headlines in the country.
By Mahmood Kooria The most renowned commentary of the Minhāj is Tuḥfat al-muḥtāj written by Ibn Ḥajar al-Haytamī (1504-1567), an Egyptian scholar who built up a successful career in Mecca. This commentary, too, represents the internal dynamics of the discursive traditions within the Shāfiʿī school as well as its historical trajectories expanding to unprecedented lands. … Continue reading A Commentary
In "Peace to those of Faith: Political Affiliation and Belonging in Classical Islamic Thought" (Routledge Handbook of Citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa 2021), Omar Farahat (McGill University Faculty of Law) discusses the concept of belonging in classical Islamic thought, focusing on multilayered descriptions of tribal identity. In "Eradicating Gender-Based Violence against Female-Intimate … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup