Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "Moral Value and Commercial Gain: Three Classical Islamic Approaches" (Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, forthcoming), Omar Farahat (McGill University Faculty of Law) explores the interplay between Islamic law and commercial ethics in classical Muslim thought by reference to three models: " anchoring moral value in this world, attributing moral goodness to salvation in … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Does ISIS Really Follow the Salafī Version of Islamic Law and Theology?

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 certain vision of law and theology in the early Muslim community. Himself a scholar of modern Salafī thought, Olidort concludes that ISIS's claims are at … Continue reading Does ISIS Really Follow the Salafī Version of Islamic Law and Theology?