Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "The Status of Music in Islamic Law: Ibn Ḥajar al-Haytamī’s (d. 974/1567) Treatise Against Recreation in its Polemical Context" (Islamic Law and Society, March … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "The prime minister [of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim] said the government will engage with all muftis and Islamic scholars, both domestically and internationally to … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

The United States appointed its first Muslim American federal judge, Zahid Quraishi. Germany opened its first "Islamic training college" to help reduce the number of foreign-trained imāms. Austria's Integration Minister … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islam and Data Science Roundup

In "Impact of perceived discrimination on depression and anxiety among Muslim college students: The role of acculturative stress, religious support, and Muslim identity" (American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 2021), Petty Tineo … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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A recent study by polling agency YouGov found that vaccine acceptance in Saudi Arabia and the UAE has increased over time. In a video message to German Muslims, German President … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

Child Marriage and Islamic Law: A Decision of the Oberlandsgericht in Bamberg (Germany)

By Nathalie Gunasekera  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 … Continue reading Child Marriage and Islamic Law: A Decision of the Oberlandsgericht in Bamberg (Germany)

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Noah Feldman on Imposed Constitutionalism

By Cem Tecimer Citation: Noah Feldman, Imposed Constitutionalism 37 Conn. L. Rev. 857-889 (2005) Summary: Written in response to his involvement in Iraq’s restructuring [though carefully mentioning that he had … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Noah Feldman on Imposed Constitutionalism