Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Pakistan has pledged to become fully sharia-compliant in its banking services by December 2027, but still has a long way to go to create a … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Islamic commercial arbitration and private international law: mapping controversies and exploring pathways towards greater coordination" (Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 10 (2023)), Mohammed El Hadi … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "On The Historical Potential of Zaydi Legal Sources" (Leiden Arabic Humanities Blog, June 16, 2023), Najam Haider (Barnard College) observes that Zaydī sources have … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "A United Nations expert [said] that the Taliban's treatment of Afghan women and girls could amount to gender apartheid as their rights continue to be … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS In the wake of the current war, in a recent statement, the vice president of a Russian-owned bank argued that Russian interest in Islamic finance … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Afghanistan’s supreme leader has ordered judges to fully enforce aspects of Islamic law that include public executions, stonings and floggings, and the amputation of limbs … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS In response to the Supreme Court's overruling of Roe v. Wade, some Muslim American lawyers have argued that restrictive abortion laws infringe on Muslims' religious … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Maintaining the Plurality and Sacred Value of Islamic Law through the Existence of the Sharia Banking Law" (Al-Ahkam 31, no. 1 (April 2022)), Waldi … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

The Libyan Supreme Court and the Meaning of Ribā: A New Approach?

One of the most vexing problems that modern high courts face when interpreting and applying Islamic law concerns the taking of money interest. The framework of the basic problem tends … Continue reading The Libyan Supreme Court and the Meaning of Ribā: A New Approach?