Recently in Texas, a state legislator, Representative Kyle Biedermann, sent out what he called a poll to mosques across the state. A copy of the loyalty test-style letter and reform-of-Islam … Continue reading TRENDING: When is a Texas “poll” about sharīʿa not really a poll and not really about sharīʿa?
Anver Emon's (Professor of Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and SHARIAsource senior scholar) new paper Codification and Islamic Law: The Ideology Behind a Tragic Narrative in … Continue reading Is Sharīʿa Incompatible with the Modern Administrative State?
On election day 2016, Professor Intisar Rabb, SHARIAsource founding editor-in-chief, reflects on the notion of “civil rights sharīʿa”: the role that Islamic law has historically played in honoring and pressing for shared … Continue reading ELECTION DAY 2016 :: Civil Rights Sharīʿa and the Elections as a Part of the American Political Process
SHARIAsource hosted the first of its lunch discussions, entitled “From Big Law to Public Service in the White House.” Over lunch, Raheemah Abdulaleem, Associate General Counsel in the Executive Office of … Continue reading IN SUMMARY: White House Lawyer Raheemah Abdulaleem (HLS ’01) talks Big Law and Public Service (In Conversation with Intisar Rabb)
Guest contributor Jacob Olidort critically examines ISIS's claim of adherence to the doctrine of Salafism, a popular orientation among conservative Muslim clerics who attempt to model their actions on a … Continue reading Does ISIS Really Follow the Salafī Version of Islamic Law and Theology?
Guest contributor Mara Revkin outlines the legal infrastructure of ISIS. She argues that the movement's barbarism and apparently wanton acts of terrorism belies a self-contained legal system based on Islamic … Continue reading The Construction and Failure of Islamic Laws of Evidence in ISIS’s State-Building Project
By Nimra Azmi From 1979 until 2006, the Zina Ordinance, a subsection of the Hudood Ordinances, governed rape under Pakistani law. The Hudood Ordinances were implemented during the rule of … Continue reading Rape & the Hudood Ordinance: A Lost Opportunity