Field Guide to Islamic Law Online

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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: Acehnese manuscripts from Pidie and Aceh Besar regencies … Continue reading Field Guide to Islamic Law Online

Thank you, Omar Farahat!

Thank you, Omar Farahat, for joining us as guest blog editor throughout November. In case you missed any of his blog posts, here they are: A Duty to Obey Muslim Jurists? Time and Moral Choice in Islamic Jurisprudence Translations of Three Tenth/Sixteenth Century Egyptian Ottoman Court Decisions Action Verbs and the Logic of Egyptian Ottoman … Continue reading Thank you, Omar Farahat!

November DILL Student Comment :: Nikhil Goyal

The Islamic Law Blog is continuing to feature Harvard student comments on primary sources related to Islamic law. Our student editor for November is Nikhil (JD'20), a recent graduate of Harvard Law School. Each month, we feature a series of three comments written by a student in the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL), an incubator … Continue reading November DILL Student Comment :: Nikhil Goyal

Thank you, Adnan Zulfiqar!

Thank you, Adnan Zulfiqar, for joining us as guest blog editor throughout October. In case you missed any of his blog posts, here they are: Collective Duties (farḍ kifāya) in Islamic Law The Modern Transformation of the Duty to Fight Islamic Jurisprudence for Revolution Prisons, Abolition and Islamic Legal Discourse Thank you! Follow Professor Zulfiqar's … Continue reading Thank you, Adnan Zulfiqar!

October DILL Student Comment :: Terrence George

The Islamic Law Blog is continuing to feature Harvard student comments on primary sources related to Islamic law. Our student editor for October is Terrence (JD'20), a recent graduate of Harvard Law School. Each month, we feature a series of three comments written by a student in the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL), an incubator … Continue reading October DILL Student Comment :: Terrence George

September DILL Student Comment :: Nathalie Gunasekera

The Islamic Law Blog is continuing to feature Harvard student comments on primary sources related to Islamic law. Our student editor for September is Nathalie, a third-year student at Harvard Law School. Each month, we feature a series of three comments written by a student in the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL), an incubator for … Continue reading September DILL Student Comment :: Nathalie Gunasekera

Thank you, Zubair Abbasi!

Thank you, Zubair Abbasi, for joining us as guest blog editor throughout August. In case you missed any of his blog posts, here they are: Islamic Constitutionalism in Pakistan: Does It Matter? Islamic Constitutionalism in Pakistan: Is It Theocratic? The Impact of Islamic Judicial Review in Pakistan Islamic Judicial Review in Practice (1): Decolonization through … Continue reading Thank you, Zubair Abbasi!

Islamic Judicial Review in Practice (3): Sharia and State Law

By Zubair Abbasi The enthusiasm of the Shariat Benches to judicially Islamize laws is best reflected in the judgment of the Shariat Bench of the Peshawar High Court in Mst. Farishta v Federation of Pakistan.[1] In this judgment, the Shariat Bench reviewed the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961 (MFLO). Pakistan’s first military ruler, Ayub Khan … Continue reading Islamic Judicial Review in Practice (3): Sharia and State Law

Islamic Judicial Review in Practice (1): Decolonization through Islamization of Laws

By Zubair Abbasi In my previous blog posts, I identified Islamic judicial review as the distinctive feature of Pakistan’s legal system. In my next three posts, I shall scrutinize how Islamic judicial review works in practice through the analysis of a few important judgments related to criminal law and family law. In this first post, … Continue reading Islamic Judicial Review in Practice (1): Decolonization through Islamization of Laws