Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Speaking at a gathering held in the Academy of Science of Afghanistan, head of the Darul Iftah (a decision-making entity within the Supreme Court), Azizullah … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Unveiling the Silenced Suffering of Women in Afghanistan: a Multi-Dimensional Analysis" (Journal on Vulnerable Community Development 1, no. 1 (2023)), Kavitha L. (University of … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Some observers have estimated that up to 80% of Islamic marriages in Ghana remain unregistered because "there are no forms available for Muslims to register … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Indonesia's Religious Affairs Ministry has stated that it is in talks with Saudi Arabia and the two countries "are looking for ways to reduce the … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Documents of Sale as Living Objects

By Athina Pfeiffer Professor Marina Rustow's note: "Having been asked twice now to contribute to the ILB, I’ve been making my way into the corpus of Islamic notarial documents preserved … Continue reading Documents of Sale as Living Objects

Getting to know iqrārs

By Amel Bensalim Professor Marina Rustow's note: "Having been asked twice now to contribute to the ILB, I’ve been making my way into the corpus of Islamic notarial documents preserved … Continue reading Getting to know iqrārs

Why I No Longer Use the Term “Qāḍī-Court Documents”

By Marina Rustow I came into my graduate seminar on Arabic legal documents with some experience in paleography and diplomatics, but vanishingly little knowledge of the material I was going … Continue reading Why I No Longer Use the Term “Qāḍī-Court Documents”

Are Medieval Arabic Judicial Documents as Opaque as They Look?

By Marina Rustow Legal documents have survived from the medieval Islamic world in considerable quantity, but the mystery of their quotidian production and use abides. The mystery concerns personnel and … Continue reading Are Medieval Arabic Judicial Documents as Opaque as They Look?

How to do things with translation: Translation as archives of mobility

By Iza Hussin The opening pages of KPG7514.M35 1837,[1] the text that forms the subject of the first blog entry, and texts like it, have given scholars a better sense … Continue reading How to do things with translation: Translation as archives of mobility

How to do things with translation: ‘Personal law’

By Iza Hussin Whereas the first of these posts focussed on translation between one text and another, and the second on one set of vocabularies to another, this third post … Continue reading How to do things with translation: ‘Personal law’