ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS The United Nations has planned a meeting on the situation in Afghanistan, including the Taliban's interpretation and application of Islamic law, at a meeting in Doha where the Taliban forces will not be represented. "The UN Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously condemned a ban by the Taliban on Afghan women … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
Webinar: “Contesting Sharia Law and Moral Enforcement in Aceh, Indonesia: A Contextual Approach” by Reza Idra, Stanford University, March 2, 2023 @ 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
From the organizers: This webinar will address the complexities and the unexpected outcomes of enforcing Sharia—Islamic law—through the machinery of inefficient statecraft in the Indonesian province of Aceh, which is located on the periphery of the world’s largest archipelagic nation. Reza Idria is an Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology in the Ar-Raniry State Islamic University in Banda Aceh, … Continue reading Webinar: “Contesting Sharia Law and Moral Enforcement in Aceh, Indonesia: A Contextual Approach” by Reza Idra, Stanford University, March 2, 2023 @ 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Weekend Scholarship Roundup
SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: The recently founded "Journal of Digital Islamicate Research (JDIR) is a peer-reviewed journal covering the field of Middle Eastern and Islamicate Digital Humanities (DH). It aspires to adjust the computational, visualization and big data methods for the exploration of contemporary and historical cultures (also known as Cultural Analytics, CA) to … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup
From Child Rape to Zinā with a Child: Analysis of Consent to Sexual Intercourse and Minimum Age of Criminal Liability under Acehnese Qanun Jinayat
By Waskito Jati Having remained under the jurisdiction of the Indonesian judicial system, the codified Acehnese Islamic criminal code (Qanun Jinayat) exemplifies the intricacies of incorporating classical Islamic concepts alongside modern and secular government regulations. The case being discussed in this essay is one example wherein a child rape allegation turns into an allegation of … Continue reading From Child Rape to Zinā with a Child: Analysis of Consent to Sexual Intercourse and Minimum Age of Criminal Liability under Acehnese Qanun Jinayat
Islamic Law in the News Roundup
ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS The United States Supreme Court declined to review Hoda Muthana's petition seeking to reenter the United States, after her passport was revoked for leaving the country to join the Islamic State in 2014. Some experts in the UAE legal system expressed their hesitancy regarding the recent legal overhaul that relaxed … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
Weekend Scholarship Roundup
SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Experiencing ‘nikah Captivity’ in the West: Gendered Conflicts over Ending Muslim Marriages" (Journal of Muslims in Europe, online, September 16, 2021), Anika Liversage (The Danish Center for Social Science Research), based on a series of interviews with Muslim women, finds that second-generation Muslims in Denmark are more easily able … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup
Contemporary Primary Sources: “Shariah Law in Aceh”
This English-language summary issued by the Acehnese government (Indonesia) explains the all-encompassing role of sharīʿa in Aceh. It clarifies that sharīʿa does not apply to non-Muslims, and that its implementation in no way repudiates human rights standards, including freedom of religion. Read the document.