Asifa Quraishi-Landes, who teaches both Islamic law and U.S. constitutional law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was recently interviewed by Wisconsin Public Television on how the media can play a role in correcting misperceptions of Islamic law (the interview can be watched here). Meanwhile, Anver Emon, director of the Institute of Islamic Studies at the … Continue reading Islamic Law Scholarsâ€™ Round-Up: May 13th
Many of SHARIAsourceâ€™s Senior Scholars were recognized in Brillâ€™s Islamic Law and Society journal as writers of the top 15 articles written in the 25 years of ILS. In celebration of ILSâ€™ 25th anniversary, public access to all 15 articles has been made free through March 31st. (Volume 1:1, 1994):Â From FatwÄs To FurÃ¼: Growth and … Continue reading Islamic Law Scholarsâ€™ Round-Up: Feb 25th
SHARIAsource Senior Scholar Asifa Quraishi-Landes has been named the Kraemer Middle East Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the College of William & Mary for spring 2019. In addition, click here to see SHARIAsource Senior Scholar Anver Emonâ€™s interview on Canadaâ€™s CTV News Channel regarding Quebecâ€™s proposed ban on religious symbols (including headscarves) for public servants.
SHARIAsource Senior Scholar Anver Emon is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law, and recently contributed an essay on the historical and policy debates concerning Islamic finance. Excerpt: Islamic finance is a field of economic activity that has, since the 1980s, informed a global industry that is variously valued in the billions, if not … Continue reading Recent Scholarship: Emon on Islamic Finance
SHARIAsource Early Abbasid Iraq and Iran Editor Nahed Samour moderated a discussion at the Jewish Museum in Berlin on tolerance of criticism in Judaism and Islam. Meanwhile, an op-ed in The Indian Express on the public debate in India over whether sharÄ«Ê¿a councils should be banned referenced SHARIAsource Southeast Asia and Pakistan Editor Jeff Reddingâ€™s … Continue reading SHARIAsource Editors and Senior Scholarsâ€™ Round Up: Aug 20th
The Islamic Law Teaching ProjectÂ houses collections of syllabi and other teaching material for Islamic law courses taught primarily in law schools of the US and UK. This syllabus is from ProfessorÂ Anver Emon at the University of Toronto. This course introduces students to the history, politics, culture and theory of Islamic law, starting from the early … Continue reading Syllabus, University of Toronto: Introduction to Islamic Law
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? 323â€“43 (Anver Emon, Mark Ellis, and Benjamin Glahn eds., 2012). *Note: All page numbers used as citations refer to the above chapter. Summary In medieval Islamic … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Anver Emon on What We can Learn from Debates about Religious Minorities in Islamic Law
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? 323â€“43 (Anver Emon, Mark Ellis, and Benjamin Glahn eds., 2012). *Note: All page numbers used as citations refer to the above chapter. Anver Emon, Associate Professor … Continue reading Islamic Law Lexicon :: Waqf: Charitable endowment; trust Â
Anver Emon's (Professor of Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and SHARIAsource senior scholar) new paper Codification and Islamic Law: The Ideology Behind a Tragic Narrative in the Journal of Middle East Law and Governance challenges the now popular argument that Islamic law is near-impossible to formalize as state law. Treating Islamic law … Continue reading Is SharÄ«Ê¿a Incompatible with the Modern Administrative State?
Editorâ€™s Note: ProfessorÂ Anver EmonÂ is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Religion, Pluralism and the Rule of Law at the University of Toronto. He is also a senior scholar with SHARIAsource. SHARIAsource Research EditorÂ Sharon TaiÂ spoke with himÂ about two of his essays,Â Is ISIS Islamic? Why it Matters for the Study of IslamÂ andÂ Banning Shari'aÂ as well as a … Continue reading Rational Actors in SharÄ«Ê¿a?: An Interview with Professor Anver Emon