The Ḥanafī Israeli Supreme Court

By Jonathan Korn This post is part of the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) series, in which a Harvard student analyzes a primary source of Islamic law, previously workshopped in the DIL Lab. Case Summary: The document discussed in this post is a translation of an Israeli Supreme Court (the “Court”) decision from 2013 in which the … Continue reading The Ḥanafī Israeli Supreme Court

Constitutionalizing Transgender Rights in Malaysia

By Jonathan Korn This post is part of the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) series, in which a Harvard student analyzes a primary source of Islamic law, previously workshopped in the DIL Lab. Case Summary: In 2014, a Malaysian federal court invalidated an Islamic state law criminalizing the public behavior and appearance of transwomen (people … Continue reading Constitutionalizing Transgender Rights in Malaysia

Adjudicating Jewish Mysticism in Yemen

By Jonathan Korn This post is part of the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) series, in which a Harvard student analyzes a primary source of Islamic law, previously workshopped in the DIL Lab. Case Summary: In 1914, a Zaydī judge in Sanaa issued a ruling binding the Jewish community of Sanaa. A minority of the community had … Continue reading Adjudicating Jewish Mysticism in Yemen

May DILL Student Analyses :: Jonathan Korn

The Islamic Law Blog is continuing to feature Harvard student comments on primary sources related to Islamic law. Our second student editor for the month of May is Jonathan, a third-year JD student at Harvard Law School from Miami, FL. Each month, we  feature a series of three comments written by a student in the Digital … Continue reading May DILL Student Analyses :: Jonathan Korn

Report of the Panel of Jurists: Judicial Discretion and Popular Legitimacy

By Dixie Morrison This post is part of the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) series, in which a Harvard student analyzes a primary source of Islamic law, previously workshopped in the DIL Lab. Report Summary: Report of the Panel of Jurists Appointed by the Northern Region Government to Examine the Legal and Judicial Systems of the Region … Continue reading Report of the Panel of Jurists: Judicial Discretion and Popular Legitimacy

Shamim Ara and the “Judicialization” of Divorce

By Dixie Morrison This post is part of the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) series, in which a Harvard student analyzes a primary source of Islamic law, previously workshopped in the DIL Lab. Case Summary: Shamim Ara v. State of U.P. & Anr. is a family law case decided by the Supreme Court of India in 2002. … Continue reading Shamim Ara and the “Judicialization” of Divorce

Sarabai v. Rabiabai – Divorce as Evasion in Modern India

By Dixie Morrison This post is part of the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) series, in which a Harvard student analyzes a primary source of Islamic law, previously workshopped in the DIL Lab. Case Summary: Sarabai v. Rabiabai is a family law case decided in the Bombay High Court in 1905, during the period of British imperial … Continue reading Sarabai v. Rabiabai – Divorce as Evasion in Modern India

Introducing Digital Islamic Law Lab Student Analyses

Introducing Digital Islamic Law Lab Student Analyses On Tuesdays, the Islamic Law Blog will be featuring Harvard student comments on primary sources related to Islamic law. Each month, we will feature a series of three comments written by a student in the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL), an incubator for Harvard student work on Islamic … Continue reading Introducing Digital Islamic Law Lab Student Analyses