Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "My Father, The Madrasah, and Me" (Zocalo Public Square, March 20, 2014), Ahmad Adedimeji Amobi reflects on his father and his own experience learning … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Resuscitating the Sharīʿa in South Asia

By Ovamir Anjum “The divine laws primarily and essentially consider [human] conventions [rusūm], and they are what is discussed and referred to in the heavenly injunctions. There are causes due … Continue reading Resuscitating the Sharīʿa in South Asia

The Shape of Islamic History

By Ovamir Anjum How should one imagine the shape of Islamic history? What bearing does that have on the shape of Islam’s future? The West thought the future was Star … Continue reading The Shape of Islamic History

The Endangered Sharīʿa

By Ovamir Anjum Murder is afoot, and modernity stands accused. The victim is the Sharīʿa, and the autopsy is grim: temporal lacerations, institutional mutilations, a missing heart. Not merely a … Continue reading The Endangered Sharīʿa

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Police in Nigeria arrested 76 people alleged to have attended a same-sex marriage ceremony prohibited by the country's laws. A regional police officer declined to … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In Secularism and Islam in Bangladesh: 50 Years After Independence (Routledge, 2023), Abdul Wohab (North South University, Bangladesh) argues that "extremist interpretations of Islam, which … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "The Supreme Court [of India] [is set to] examine a 2021 ruling of the Kerala High Court affirming a Muslim woman’s right to pronounce extrajudicial … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Religious Authority in Islamic Law: A Debate on Conservative and Progressive Methods" (Afkaruna 19, no. 1 (2023)), Alif Rizky Ramadhan and Ai Fatimah Nur … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law at ASLH 2023! (A PIL Guide)

The Program in Islamic Law (PIL) has curated a list of papers from the American Society for Legal History's (ASLH) 2023 Annual Meeting schedule that are related to Islamic law … Continue reading Islamic Law at ASLH 2023! (A PIL Guide)

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Islamic Law as Hermeneutic: Developments within Traditionalist Islam in Indonesia" (Southwestern Journal of International Law 29 (2023)), Mark Cammack (Southwestern Law School) "explores the … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup