Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "A unit of Djibouti-based Salaam Group launched in Uganda . . . as the country's first Islamic banking-compliant financial institution, the Ugandan president's office said." … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Pakistan has pledged to become fully sharia-compliant in its banking services by December 2027, but still has a long way to go to create a … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News 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

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

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Religion Inspired The Nation-State, But Politics Made The Difference" (Eurasia Review, April 14, 2023), James M. Dorsey (Nanyang Technological University's S. Rajaratnam School of … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Following the Taliban's rise to power, many law students and lawyers from Afghanistan have reported that "[i]t is not the application of Islamic criminal law … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Resource Roundup: Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Islamic Law

The United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the Taliban's subsequent takeover of the country has brought, once again, Islam and Islamic law to the fore in recent news coverage, reports, … Continue reading Resource Roundup: Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Islamic Law

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Egypt's fatwā authority, Dar Al-Ifta, issued a new edition of Insight magazine that it publishes in English, which discusses women's rights in Islam. In "What is and isnt' Shariah?," Ekrem … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup