Islamic Law in the News Roundup

The Program in Islamic Law and the Library of Congress have announced a historic collaborative project whereby the official gazettes of Muslim countries will be identified and analyzed from a copyright perspective.  Editor-in-Chief Professor Intisar Rabb commented that "these sources — combined with careful research and data science tools — will make for unparalleled research … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Waqfs as Moral Persons and Other Stories of Waqf Today

By Nada Moumtaz A few weeks ago, I was at a conference about Muslim philanthropy in Canada, which, gathered academics with practitioners working in the nonprofit/charitable sector, along with some who play both roles together. In a panel on waqf in Canada, the leader of a prominent organization lamented that their attempt to revive the … Continue reading Waqfs as Moral Persons and Other Stories of Waqf Today

Country Profile: Lebanon

This Country Profile provides a basic overview of the legal history and institutional structures of the Lebanon Republic (Al Jumhuriyah al Lubnaniyah), based on research produced by GlobaLex at NYU Law School and the Library of Congress. Under Lebanon's Constitution, Islamic law (sharīʿa or fiqh) has no legal status. Country Background Lebanon is located in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. … Continue reading Country Profile: Lebanon