Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Among the people from whom US Senator Bob Menendez is alleged to have taken luxury gifts is "Wael Hana, the head of IS EG Halal … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS A proposed law in Israel aims to discourage polygamy, which is already unrecognized and illegal save for exceptional circumstances, which members of the Bedouin community … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has suspended the status of Sweden’s special envoy over Quran burnings that sparked mass protests in a number of Muslim … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

A Murder in a Cordoban Family: The Intertwining of the Theory and Practice of Criminal Law in al-Andalus

By Mohammed Allehbi The history of Islamic criminal justice is not written by its enforcers. In fact, the jurists, judges, and other legal scholars who left us most of the … Continue reading A Murder in a Cordoban Family: The Intertwining of the Theory and Practice of Criminal Law in al-Andalus

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS " Ismail ibn Musa Menk, a Muslim scholar in Zimbabwe whose online videos have a big international viewership" recently asked his followers, "You know why … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Diplomas for Crime and Punishment

By Mohammed Allehbi Despite the lack of surviving archival records from the medieval Islamic world, scribes and other officials would preserve inshāʾ, or administrative documents from the chancery, which they … Continue reading Diplomas for Crime and Punishment

Mirrors for Criminal Magistrates

By Mohammed Allehbi In the medieval Islamic world, shurṭa were overseers of criminal justice, but, paradoxically, the majority were not scholars of the law. The shurṭa was made up of … Continue reading Mirrors for Criminal Magistrates

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that 'when the Taliban enacted restrictive bans on higher education for women, governments from across the Muslim world … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Indonesia's Religious Affairs Ministry has stated that it is in talks with Saudi Arabia and the two countries "are looking for ways to reduce the … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Resource Roundup: Islamic Criminal Law

By Intisar Rabb Discussions of and attention to Islamic criminal law in recent times have revolved almost exclusively around press coverage relating to excessively harsh interpretations of Islamic criminal law or sharīʿa, often with … Continue reading Resource Roundup: Islamic Criminal Law