Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Paying Moms to Breastfeed in Medieval Europe" (JSTOR Daily, June 6, 2022), Livia Gershon writes that "medieval Islamic law viewed nursing and raising young children as a job for which a divorced or separated woman should be paid a salary." In "Islamic Finance" (Lexology, June 16, 2022), Munib Hussain … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Classical and Contemporary Scholarly Understandings of Verses 97 to 100 of An-Nisāʾ

By Hamzah Raza Verses 97 to 100 of Surah an-Nisāʾ, the fourth chapter of the Qur'ān, refer to one of the most consequential events in Islamic history. The hijrah was an event in which Muslims emigrating from Mecca to Medina, marking the beginning of the Islamic calendar. Verse 97 begins with an interrogative statement: “The … Continue reading Classical and Contemporary Scholarly Understandings of Verses 97 to 100 of An-Nisāʾ