SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In Secularism and Islam in Bangladesh: 50 Years After Independence (Routledge, 2023), Abdul Wohab (North South University, Bangladesh) argues that "extremist interpretations of Islam, which … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup
By Aaron Rock-Singer In previous essays, I have laid out key opportunities and challenges in using media sources to tell an intellectual and social history of Islamic law, with a … Continue reading Audio and Audio-Visual Sources and Pathways Forward
By Aaron Rock-Singer In the previous essay, I argued that periodicals constitute a vital source for reconstructing the process by which particular legal rulings emerge as authoritative, as well as … Continue reading The Challenge of Absence: Writing a History of Salafī practice
By Aaron Rock-Singer The opening essay of this series provided an overview of the pros and cons of studying Islamic law from the perspective of varied media sources, with a … Continue reading Islamic periodicals and Islamic law: the case of gender segregation
By Aaron Rock-Singer The field of pre-modern Islamic history is replete with fascinating studies of social and intellectual history that rely on fatwā collections. Scholars such as David Powers, Jocelyn … Continue reading Sources for Islamic Law and Society in the modern period: A methodological reflection
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 … Continue reading Does ISIS Really Follow the Salafī Version of Islamic Law and Theology?