Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Knox Thames, an international human rights lawyer, "said some state governments [in Nigeria] have disregarded the constitutional provision that prohibits the establishment of a state … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In Secularism and Islam in Bangladesh: 50 Years After Independence (Routledge, 2023), Abdul Wohab (North South University, Bangladesh) argues that "extremist interpretations of Islam, which … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Shariah-compliant crypto exchange Haqqex announce[d] a strategic partnership with HAQQ, an ethics-first EVM-compatible L1 blockchain." For more content and context on Islamic debates over the … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Scholars of Islamic law have continued to debate the question of whether the use of cryptocurrencies is permissible under Islamic law.  For more content and … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Muslim cryptocurrency enthusiasts in Indonesia have found a way around the recent fatwā issued by the nation's Ulama Council, ruling that cryptocurrency is forbidden under … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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"Despite the emergency situation facing Iraq due to the coronavirus pandemic, the people's faith in Imam Hussein means they are not afraid" said one pilgrim in Karbala (Iraq) who had … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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Saudi Arabia recently stated that it had begun to allow vaccinated foreigners to visit Mecca and Medina to perform the Umrah pilgrimage. Hefazat-e-Islam (Bangladesh) leaders, who had previously refused to … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Ahmadullah, a prominent Muslim cleric from Bangladesh, issued a fatwā stating that using the laughing emoji to mock people is forbidden under Islamic law. Muslim women in Kenya have lobbied … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islam and Data Science Roundup

In "Bangladesh: Religious Intolerance in Bangladesh" (Religious Intolerance in South Asia, ed. Farahnaz Ispahani (forthcoming 2021)), using a unique and nationally representative dataset from 2017, C. Christine Fair and Parina … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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Citing coronavirus concerns, Bangladesh recently blocked access to refugee camps hosting around 740,000 Rohingya Muslims. As the pandemic continues to hit India, a Hindu nurse reciting Islamic prayers to her … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup