The Problem of Slavery in Islamic Law: A Review of Possessed by the Right Hand, by Bernard Freamon

For my final guest post on this esteemed Islamic Law Blog, I wanted to highlight the publication of a recent book on a subject that has not received the treatment it deserves in the Islamic world. This is the highly charged matter of slavery, which Professor Bernard Freamon tackles admirably in Possessed by the Right … Continue reading The Problem of Slavery in Islamic Law: A Review of Possessed by the Right Hand, by Bernard Freamon

Recent Scholarship: Rohit De Introduces Book Discussion on Julia Stephen’s “Governing Islam”

“Law and Other Things,” a blog about India’s laws and legal system, will host a book discussion on Julia Stephen’s Governing Islam: Law, Empire and Secularism in South Asia (2018). The book explores the colonial underpinnings of contemporary struggles between Islam and secularism in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Here is Professor Rohit De‘s introduction to the book … Continue reading Recent Scholarship: Rohit De Introduces Book Discussion on Julia Stephen’s “Governing Islam”