Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS After retiring from the NBA, Hakeem Olajuwon launched a successful career in real estate, all the while avoiding borrowing money for his acquisitions that would result in paying or charging interest, which contradicts his faith. Al Barakeh Wheat - a project founded by two Jordanians - teaches people how to … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "The Textual Evolution of the Ottoman Şeyhülislams’ Fetvas: A Cross-Corpora Computational Analysis" (Der Islam 98, no. 2 (2021)), Bogac Ergene (The University of Vermont) and Atabey Kaygun (Istanbul Technical University) "use a mix of computational techniques to identify textual shifts in the Ottoman şeyhülislams’ fetvas between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries." In … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Islamic fintech, or iFintech, witnessed considerable growth recently, with Malaysia described as "the most robust ecosystem supporting the industry." Online and mobile-first fintech companies, sometimes called "neobanks," are increasingly offering sharī'a-compliant services, in a move to accommodate the needs of their Muslim clientele. While many Afghans continue to fear the … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Experiencing ‘nikah Captivity’ in the West: Gendered Conflicts over Ending Muslim Marriages" (Journal of Muslims in Europe, online, September 16, 2021), Anika Liversage (The Danish Center for Social Science Research), based on a series of interviews with Muslim women, finds that second-generation Muslims in Denmark are more easily able … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

The Program in Islamic Law is Hiring!

The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School is hiring a full-time Faculty and Program Assistant to perform a wide range of complex administrative duties for Professor Intisar Rabb and the Program in Islamic Law (PIL). The position will be conducted remotely until noted and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts when on-campus activities resume. Please see … Continue reading The Program in Islamic Law is Hiring!

Opportunity: Chair, Department of Humanities, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Due Dates: Reviews begin October 15th, 2017 Illinois Institute of Technology seeks a distinguished teacher, scholar and leader as Chair of the Department of Humanities in IIT’s Lewis College of Human Sciences. As the home of humanities research and teaching in a technological university, the department holds a special role in the education of all … Continue reading Opportunity: Chair, Department of Humanities, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Opportunity at Williams College: Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies

Due Sep 20, 2017 The Arabic Studies program at Williams College seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning July 2018. Specialization open, PhD in hand by September 2018 expected. Excellent training and experience in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers are essential, as is a rigorous scholarly agenda. The teaching load is 2-2 plus a January … Continue reading Opportunity at Williams College: Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies

Opportunity: Practitioner Chair (Part Time), Queen’s University Belfast

This post is available immediately for 5 years on 0.4fte basis, to provide leadership in the development, management and delivery of Institute engagement with non-academic practitioners working in the field of peace, security and justice in the Muslim World and to sustain a personal research plan, including research grant application. Further information about the Institute … Continue reading Opportunity: Practitioner Chair (Part Time), Queen’s University Belfast

Call for Papers: American Society for Legal History 2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 26 - October 29, 2017. The Program Committee invites proposals on any facet or period of legal history, anywhere in the world. We also strongly encourage thematic proposals that traverse traditional chronological or geographical fields. … Continue reading Call for Papers: American Society for Legal History 2017 Annual Meeting

Harvard Medieval History Fellowship

The Department of History seeks applications for a College Fellow in medieval Mediterranean history. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. Teaching duties will include three undergraduate courses in medieval Mediterranean history, including a course in the history of medieval Islam, with 25% of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. … Continue reading Harvard Medieval History Fellowship