Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Legal Canons—In the Classroom and in the Courtroom or, Comparative Perspective on the Origins of Islamic Legal Canons, 1265–1519" (Villanova Law Review 66, no. 5 (2022)), Intisar Rabb (Editor-in-Chief; Harvard University) traces the origins of Islamic law canons, with a focus on how those canons were utilized in Islamic … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law Lexicon :: Waqf

David S. Powers, The Islamic Family Endowment (Waqf), 32 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 1167 (1999). *Note: All quotes are from the above article. Short definition: waqf: “endowment” Long definition: Centuries before the trust was developed in English common law, Islamic law developed the waqf, or endowment. Though not mentioned in the Qur’an, the waqf dates from the first few centuries of … Continue reading Islamic Law Lexicon :: Waqf