::Roundtable:: Adaptation of the 1858 Ottoman Land Code in Bosnia and Herzegovina under Austro-Hungarian Rule (1878-1918)

By Philippe Gelez  The Treaty of Berlin of July 1878 gave the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy an international mandate to resolve the agrarian question and modernize the administration. In the terms of … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: Adaptation of the 1858 Ottoman Land Code in Bosnia and Herzegovina under Austro-Hungarian Rule (1878-1918)

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Five years ago, while [a Canadian] couple were living in Pakistan, a court granted [them] adoption rights under a Sharia law known as kafala. This … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Knox Thames, an international human rights lawyer, "said some state governments [in Nigeria] have disregarded the constitutional provision that prohibits the establishment of a state … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "A major challenge of Canada's ban on adoptions from several Muslim countries is set to play out in the Federal Court — a move some … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "The Urgency of Reforming Marriage Laws and Compilation of Islamic Law Entering the 5.0 Era" (KnowledgeE (2024)), Fathul Mu'in (State Islamic University of Raden … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Against Impossibility

By Ovamir Anjum The conviction that the sharīʿa has been slain by modernity could be read as the resuscitation of the early classical debate on the sharīʿa’s fatigue. Yet it … Continue reading Against Impossibility

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

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "The United Nations said Thursday it was deeply concerned about recent arrests and detentions of women and girls by Afghanistan's Taliban authorities for alleged non-compliance … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Religious Policy of the Mamluk Sultan Baybars (1260–1277 AC)" (Religions 14, no. 11 (2023)), Hatim Muhammad Mahamid (Academic College for Teacher Education, The College … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

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