Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "King Mohammed VI [of Morocco] has directed the Higher Council of Ulema to undertake a comprehensive review of proposals put forth by the Family Code … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Following King Mohammed VI's public statement regarding legal reform, Morocco has been reported to be working on significant family law reform, with ongoing controversies on … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Mehmet Oz, a television personality and retired surgeon of Turkish descent, who is running in Pennsylvania for the United States Senate, when asked about his … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS In response to the Supreme Court's overruling of Roe v. Wade, some Muslim American lawyers have argued that restrictive abortion laws infringe on Muslims' religious … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Procedure of Criminal Appeal in the Light of Judicial Precedents" (Bahria University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 4, no. 2 (2021)), Umar Farooq … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Sharīʿa, Custom, and Modern Legal Reform

By Ayman Shabana In the Islamic juristic tradition, the relationship between sharīʿa and custom raised important methodological questions, ranging from: the nature and number of sources, formulation of rulings, guidelines … Continue reading Sharīʿa, Custom, and Modern Legal Reform

Legal Incapacity and the Concept of Hajr Under Iranian Law: An Analysis of Civil Code in Relation to Mental Health

By Anicée Van Engeland The Islamic Republic of Iran is not spared from the increasing number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s. Yet, Shīʿī jurisprudence provides little insight into the status … Continue reading Legal Incapacity and the Concept of Hajr Under Iranian Law: An Analysis of Civil Code in Relation to Mental Health