Recent Case Roundup: On the Turkish Decision on the Kariye Mosque

On November 11, 2019, a division of Turkey's highest administrative appellate court annulled a presidential decision dated 1945 by Ismet Inonu, the second president of the Turkish Republic and the … Continue reading Recent Case Roundup: On the Turkish Decision on the Kariye Mosque

Recent Case Roundup: On the Turkish Decision on Hagia Sofia

On July 2, 2020, a division of Turkey's highest administrative appellate court annulled a 1934 presidential decision by Kemal Ataturk, founding president of Turkey, converting Hagia Sophia (tr. Aya Sofya) … Continue reading Recent Case Roundup: On the Turkish Decision on Hagia Sofia

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  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 … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law Lexicon :: Waqf: Charitable endowment; trust  

By Alicia Daniel Citation: Anver Emon, Religious Minorities and Islamic Law: Accommodation and the Limits of Tolerance, in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: Searching for Common Ground? 323–43 … Continue reading Islamic Law Lexicon :: Waqf: Charitable endowment; trust  

Islamic Law Lexicon :: Waqf

David S. Powers, The Islamic Family Endowment (Waqf), 32 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 1167 (1999). *Note: All quotes are from the above article. Short definition: waqf: “endowment” Long definition: Centuries before the trust … Continue reading Islamic Law Lexicon :: Waqf