Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: The recently founded "Journal of Digital Islamicate Research (JDIR) is a peer-reviewed journal covering the field of Middle Eastern and Islamicate Digital Humanities (DH). It aspires to adjust the computational, visualization and big data methods for the exploration of contemporary and historical cultures (also known as Cultural Analytics, CA) to … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Dār al-Iftā’ Fatwā: Working in Banks

By Aaron Spevack Source: http://www.dar-alifta.org/Foreign/ViewFatwa.aspx?ID=5912&text=working%20in%20banks This fatwā listed on Dār al-Iftā'’s website - the official fatwa institution of Egypt and connected with scholars of al-Azhar - deals with the question of whether working in banks is permissible on account of their dealing in what appear to be interest-based transactions. In the Arabic text used for … Continue reading Dār al-Iftā’ Fatwā: Working in Banks