Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Under the Taliban government's austere interpretation of Islamic law, the 'mahram' practice long rooted in Afghan society has become compulsory." For more content and context … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "A unit of Djibouti-based Salaam Group launched in Uganda . . . as the country's first Islamic banking-compliant financial institution, the Ugandan president's office said." … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "The head of Sharia police in northern Nigeria's Kano state announced his resignation on Friday after the governor accused his force of abusive raids and … 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 "Pakistan has pledged to become fully sharia-compliant in its banking services by December 2027, but still has a long way to go to create a … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Sharia and Human Rights Law in the Constitutional Framework of Gulf States" (Human Rights Quarterly 46, no. 1 (2024)), Eleni Polymenopoulou (Hamad Bin Khalifa University) … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "The United Nations said Thursday it was deeply concerned about recent arrests and detentions of women and girls by Afghanistan's Taliban authorities for alleged non-compliance … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "[T]he U.N. special envoy Roza Otunbayeva reportedly confirmed that 'anecdotal evidence' about [Afghan] girls being permitted to attend Islamic schools was mounting, [along with] worried … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Denmark’s parliament adopt[ed] a law making it illegal to burn the Quran or other religious texts." "Due to the Taliban’s intense interpretation of Islamic law … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup