Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Changes in Islamic Legal Culture in Customary Marriage at Uluan Musi Community” (Journal of Population and Social Studies 32 (2024)), Syahril Jamil (Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Fatah Palembang, Indonesia) and others explore how marriage in the Uluan Musi community in Indonesia is regulated by the interlocking Islamic, national, and customary laws. In “Critical Study… CONTINUE READING

::Roundtable:: Transformation and Adaptation of Ottoman Land Law in 19th-Century Successor States

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By Fatma Gül Karagöz* What happens to land and property relations when a new administration obtains the dominion of a territory? I became interested in this question a couple of … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: Transformation and Adaptation of Ottoman Land Law in 19th-Century Successor States

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS “A major challenge of Canada‘s ban on adoptions from several Muslim countries is set to play out in the Federal Court — a move some legal observers say wouldn’t be necessary if the government wasn’t upholding what they call a “discriminatory” policy. . . . In 2013, Canada suddenly put a stop to adoptions from… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “The Urgency of Reforming Marriage Laws and Compilation of Islamic Law Entering the 5.0 Era” (KnowledgeE (2024)), Fathul Mu’in (State Islamic University of Raden Intan Lampung, Indonesia) and others urge legislators to update Indonesia’s marriage laws in areas including, but not limited to, the minimum marriage age,  the role of the guardian in the… CONTINUE READING

Against Impossibility

By Ovamir Anjum The conviction that the sharīʿa has been slain by modernity could be read as the resuscitation of the early classical debate on the sharīʿa’s fatigue. Yet it … Continue reading Against Impossibility

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Legal experts have commented on the new Civil Transactions Law of Saudi Arabia: “The Civil Transactions Law in Saudi Arabia codifies principles of Sharia and has implications for businesses that enter into commercial contracts in the country, including contractors engaged on construction projects.” Haroun Rahimi, commenting on Islamic criminal law as applied in Afghanistan under… CONTINUE READING

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In “Analysis of the Islamic Law and its Compatibility with Artificial Intelligence as a Emerging Challenge of the Modern World” (Annals of Human and Social Sciences 5, no. 1 (2024)), Shabana Kausar (Dada Bhoye Institute of Higher Education Karachi ) and others “explore[] the complexities surrounding Islamic law and the challenges it encounters in the… CONTINUE READING

Resuscitating the Sharīʿa in South Asia

By Ovamir Anjum “The divine laws primarily and essentially consider [human] conventions [rusūm], and they are what is discussed and referred to in the heavenly injunctions. There are causes due … Continue reading Resuscitating the Sharīʿa in South Asia