Islamic Law Scholarship Roundup

In “Moral Authority in Islamic Law: A Reflection of Khaled Abou Fadel” (GeoTimes, January 19, 2023), Rifqi Nurdiansyah, reviewing Fadel’s life and scholarship, writes: “Abou Fadel, born into traditionalist Sunni Islam, reconstructed the perception of Islamic law with a social context which inspired by western approach. “ Influential Islamic scholar Sheikh Rashaad died at 96.… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law Scholarship Roundup

In “De-Europeanisation as Counter-conduct: The Case of Non-Muslim Religious Minorities in Turkey” (Romanian Journal of International Affairs 22, no. 2 (2022)), Serap Gunes (Masaryk University) “analyse[s] the dynamics through which the Turkish government seeks to uproot and reverse the Europeanisation in minority rights, and how this counter-conduct works in the case of Armenian community.” In… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law Scholarship Roundup

In “Iran Isn’t the Only Country With Morality Police” (Council on Foreign Relations (January 11, 2023)), Kali Robinson (Council on Foreign Relations) writes that it is not only Iran, but that “[m]ultiple countries have special police that enforce Islamic moral codes.” In “Islamic Economics: Comparisons” (Annual Review of Islamic Finance (January 5, 2023)), Belal Ehsan… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law Scholarship Roundup

In “The Probate Regime: Enchanted Bureaucracy, Islamic Law, and the Capital of Orphans in Nineteenth-Century Egypt” (Law and History Review (2022)), Adam Mestyan (Duke University) and Rezk Nori (Center for Contemporary History of Egypt) “explore the ‘probate regime,’ an administrative field of government activity of legally transferring, taxing, and administering bequests” and how it manifested… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law Scholarship Roundup

In “The ICC and Traditional Islamic Legal Scholarship: Analysing the War Crimes Against Civilians” (in International Criminal Law: A Counter-Hegemonic Project, 2022), Fajri Matahati Muhammadin (Universitas Gadjah Mada) and Ahmad Sadzali (Universitas Islam Indonesia) argue that “if Islamic law has prescribed criminalization for international crimes up to a standard which is at least on par… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law Scholarship Roundup

In “Freedom of religion and places of worship during Covid-19” (South African Journal on Human Rights (December 19, 2022)), Waheeda Amien (University of Cape Town) “considers the justifiable extent to which freedom of religion may be limited within the context of a global pandemic.” “King Abdulaziz Public Library has revealed a 400-year-old manuscript that highlights… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law Scholarship Roundup

In “The Role and Potential of Blockchain Technology in Islamic Finance” (European Business Law Review 33, no. 2 (2022)), Andrew Dahdal, Jon Druby, and Otabek Ismailov (Qatar University) “argue that blockchain has the ability to mediate and harmonise differing shariacompliance regimes thus opening up a single digital market for Islamic financial products and services.” In… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law Scholarship Roundup

In “The Role of Islamic Finance in the Capital Market in Uzbekistan” (European Journal of Innovation in Informal Education 2, no. 1 (2022)), Z.A. Kayimova and M.A. Bakayeva (Bukhara State University) state that “Islamic law imposes certain prohibitions and restrictions on transactions, including receiving a set percentage or fee for providing financing/loan (known as riba… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law Scholarship Roundup

In “The Long Arm of the Provincial Law: A Custody Battle in a Qāḍī Petition from the Medieval Fayyūm” (Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā 30 (2022)), Lev Weitz (Catholic University of America) “presents an edition, translation, and study of a short Arabic petition to a qāḍī and the rescript issued in response.” In “A Form-Critical Analysis of the… CONTINUE READING

Islamic Law Scholarship Roundup

In “Litigious Zeal” (Inquest, November 22, 2022), SpearIt (University of Pittsburgh) explores how Muslim prisoners in the United States “sue religiously” and argues that Muslim prisoner litigation has resulted in reforms for prisoner rights in the country. In “General Principles of Business Contracts in Islamic Law” (in Institutional Islamic Economics and Finance, ed. Ahsan Shafiq,… CONTINUE READING