Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS In an interview with the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Adnan Zulfiqar (Rutgers Law School) discussed his background and interest in Islamic law, including how that interest led him to be involved in penal code codification efforts for some Muslim-majority countries. Jacob Herzog, a Jewish Rabbi from New York, … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law at the American Society for Legal History Conference: Session Roundup

The 2021 American Society for Legal History annual conference, taking place on November 4-6, 2021, is hosting a wide array of panels relating to Islamic law.  Please consult our calendar for all the panels taking place during the conference. The Islamic Law Blog has curated below a list of panels relating to Islamic law as … Continue reading Islamic Law at the American Society for Legal History Conference: Session Roundup

Mapping COVID-19 Fatwās

The Fatwa Collection The Submission Form The Project The “Mapping Covid Fatwas Project” came about in early March 2020 when global awareness of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) extended beyond hot spots in China, Iran and Italy. Prof. Adnan Zulfiqar (Associate Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School) began noticing increased commentary from religious scholars on … Continue reading Mapping COVID-19 Fatwās

Islamic Law Scholars’ Round-Up: Apr 15

Rutgers–Camden Magazine recently featured an interview with Prof. Adnan Zulfiqar. The interview discusses his article in the West Virginia Law Review on “Jurisdiction over Jihād: Islamic Law and the Duty to Fight." In the interview, Adnan recommends that policymakers in Muslim-majority countries take back control of the jihad narrative. They need to start articulating jihad … Continue reading Islamic Law Scholars’ Round-Up: Apr 15

Recent Scholarship: Zulfiqar on Jihād

SHARIAsource Pakistan and Maldives Editor Adnan Zulfiqar recently published an article in the West Virginia Law Review about how changing views of jihād as an individual duty versus a collective one have challenged the state’s jurisdiction over legitimate violence: “Jurisdiction over Jihad: Islamic Law and the Duty to Fight” A serious deficiency in the current … Continue reading Recent Scholarship: Zulfiqar on Jihād