ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Following the Taliban's rise to power, many law students and lawyers from Afghanistan have reported that "[i]t is not the application of Islamic criminal law that frightens [them], it is that it is applied without due process." Haroun Rahimi, a self-exiled Afghan who was a professor of law at Kabul … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
The Field Guide to Islamic Law Online, in the form of a Google document, is a collection of resource links and annotations to SHARIAsource and other Harvard resources, global online digital resources, and a robust “Digital Islamic Law Collection.” We recently added exciting resources to this list: Qatar Library Digital Archive "is making a vast … Continue reading Field Guide to Islamic Law Online
International outcry continued against French President Macron’s statement describing Islam as a “religion in crisis” and announcement that his government would soon advance a bill that would allow for greater government regulation of mosques and their clerics. Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology approved the construction of a Hindu temple whose construction was previously halted by … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
We've compiled a list of news sources that show how countries and communities are using Islamic law to respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Damilola S. Olawuyi, Associate Professor at the College of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, explores Islamic alternative dispute resolution methods: can they provide an alternative legal framework for resolving non-commercial disputes such as those that arise in family disputes, property, and inheritance? Friday, a Court in Abuja, Nigeria dissolved a 32-year-old marriage on … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup