Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Why taking action on climate change is an Islamic obligation" (Wisconsin Muslim Journal, November 16, 2021), editors of the Wisconsin Muslim Journal argue that "the possibility of environmental protection can also be covered by the Islamic concept of jihad, especially for individual Muslims and Muslim organizations." In "Al-Shāfiʿī Against the … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Joseph Lowry on the Legal Hermeneutics of al-Shāfi‘ī and Ibn Qutayba

By Cem Tecimer Abstract: Joseph Lowry on the Legal Hermeneutics of Two Early Islamic Scholars: In this article, Lowry responds to Calder’s assertion that Shāfi‘ī’s Risāla was written around the ninth century, juxtaposing its use of language to that of Ibn Qutayba’s Ta’wīl. Lowry, in refuting Calder’s claim, shows how the two texts have much … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Joseph Lowry on the Legal Hermeneutics of al-Shāfi‘ī and Ibn Qutayba