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

Digital Gazetteer Spotlight: al-Ṯurayyā Project

By Saqib Qureshi This post is part of the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) series, in which a Harvard student analyzes a primary source of Islamic law, previously workshopped in the DIL Lab. Digital gazetteers ideally allow for not only the visualization of geographic localities, but also the ability to link them with relevant attributes such as … Continue reading Digital Gazetteer Spotlight: al-Ṯurayyā Project

August DILL Student Comment :: Omar Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar

The Islamic Law Blog is continuing to feature Harvard student comments on primary sources related to Islamic law. Our student editor for August is Omar, a PhD candidate in the History and Middle East Studies program at Harvard. Each month, we feature a series of three comments written by a student in the Digital Islamic … Continue reading August DILL Student Comment :: Omar Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar

Thank you, Sohaira Siddiqui!

Thank you, Sohaira Siddiqui, for joining us as the guest blog editor throughout July. In case you missed any of her blog posts, here they are: The Birth of Anglo-Muhammadan Law in India Anglo-Muhammadan Law and "Justice, Equity and Good Conscience" Anglo-Muhammadan Law and "Justice, Equity and Good Conscience" Continued  Overturning Islamic Law: Right of … Continue reading Thank you, Sohaira Siddiqui!

July DILL Student Comment :: Nicholas Kellum

The Islamic Law Blog is continuing to feature Harvard student comments on primary sources related to Islamic law. Our student editor for the month of July is Nicholas, a second-year JD student at Harvard Law School. Each month, we feature a series of three comments written by a student in the Digital Islamic Law Lab … Continue reading July DILL Student Comment :: Nicholas Kellum