By Rabiat Akande There has been an explosion of interest in interrogating the impact and legacies of European colonialism in recent decades. To an extent, this interest reflects a broader … Continue reading Colonialism and Islamic Law
SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "A Short History of Zaydi fiqh" (Leiden Arabic Humanities Blog, April 15, 2023), Eirik Hovden and Ebrahim Mansoor (Leiden University) provide a brief overview … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup
SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "The Method in Understanding Hadith Through Ijmā' and Its Implications for Islamic Law in Indonesia: Studies on the Hadiths of the Month of Qamariyah" … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup
By Elizabeth Lhost During my time as guest blogger this month, I’ve demonstrated how sources from the Indian princely states can help historians overcome the binaries, dichotomies, and oppositions that … Continue reading Conclusion: Why the princely states? Why now? What’s next?
By Elizabeth Lhost For my final essay this month, I’ve selected the Deccan Law Reports for analysis. Law reports are a familiar genre for many legal historians, and the Deccan … Continue reading Dekan Lā Ripōrṫ: Familiar genres, unfamiliar stories
By Elizabeth Lhost In March 1950, Muḥyī-ud-dīn Ṣāḥib sent a request to the dār al-iftāʾ (office for issuing fatwās, judicial opinions) of the Ṣadārat al-ʿĀliya (ecclesiastical department) of the princely … Continue reading Naql-i Rejisṫarḋ khaṭ: Letters, postcards, and telegrams as sources of law
SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Translating Islamic sources" (Great Kashmir, August 31, 2022), Furqan Majeed (Central University of Kashmir) explores the various translation movements of the Qur’ān in the … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup
Over the last half century, discourses and practices connected to the idea that violent or dictatorial pasts should be marked as criminal have proliferated. A variety of actors – from … Continue reading CFP: Criminalising Violent Pasts: Multiple Roots and Forgotten Pathways 1950s-2010s