Recent Developments in Muslim Marriages and Civil Laws

Last summer, the Guardian reported on a legal proceeding in the United Kingdom that explored the extent to which UK law recognizes a marriage conducted according to Islamic law, yet unaccompanied by a civil law marriage. As described in the article, the husband contended that the couple was never married, and the wife—petitioning for divorce—insisted that they were. … Continue reading Recent Developments in Muslim Marriages and Civil Laws

Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal: August 16

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This week’s issue of SSRN’s Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal includes: "Sharia Supervisory Boards, Governance Structures and Operational Risk Disclosures: Evidence from Islamic Banks in MENA Countries" by Ahmed Elamer, Collins Ntim, Hussein Abdou, and Chris Pyke This paper examines the impact of Sharia supervisory board (SSB) and governance structures on the extent of operational risk disclosures … Continue reading Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal: August 16

Registration Open :: Political Theology Network Conference

"Political Theology” covers a multidisciplinary field of research that engages the unwieldy relationship between religion and politics out of a desire for justice. At the Political Theology Network Conference, we extend this engagement by bringing together scholars, activists, artists, and religious leaders working both inside and outside the academy. This year’s conference will take place … Continue reading Registration Open :: Political Theology Network Conference

Recap on Islamic Law at the 2019 Law & Society Association Annual Meeting

The Islamic Law and Society Collaborative Research Network (ILS-CRN) met at this year’s Law & Society Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, co-chaired by Professors Intisar Rabb (Harvard) and Tamir Moustafa (Simon Fraser). This year, over twenty people presented papers, author-meet-reader panels, or other presentations on Islamic law and society. Most also joined the business meeting to discuss exciting … Continue reading Recap on Islamic Law at the 2019 Law & Society Association Annual Meeting

Islamic Law at the 2019 Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Each year, the Islamic Law and Society Collaborative Research Network (ILS-CRN) helps compose panels on Islamic law at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association. This year’s roster features a host of author-meets-reader book sessions and panels featuring Islamic law. Tamir Moustafa of Simon Fraser University will respond to commentators' reviews of his … Continue reading Islamic Law at the 2019 Law and Society Association Annual Meeting

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Speaks on His Love for Basketball and Civil Rights

As the keynote address to the 2019 Harvard Sports Law Symposium on April 1, former NBA player and civil rights activist Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf spoke about his childhood, basketball career and experience advocating for social justice in the United States. Professor Intisar Rabb initiated the conversation in a “fireside chat” with questions about Abdul-Rauf’s inspiration for … Continue reading Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Speaks on His Love for Basketball and Civil Rights

FEATURE :: Roundtable on Islamic Family Law in the UK: Akhter v. Khan (July 2018)

Six scholars and practitioners of Islamic family law and related subjects weigh in on the recent high-profile case of Islamic divorce in the UK, Akhter v. Khan issued by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.  At the tail end of last month, a UK court decided a case of family law that has reverberated … Continue reading FEATURE :: Roundtable on Islamic Family Law in the UK: Akhter v. Khan (July 2018)

Roundtable on Islamic Family Law in the UK :: UK Courts recognize the Islamic law equivalent of a “semblance of marriage” (Akhter v. Khan, July 2018)

Intisar A. Rabb comments on the High Court of Justice of England and Wales’ recent decision on the Akhter v. Khan case. The case is one example of the ongoing examination of the legal status of Islamic marriages and divorces under UK law. Case Akhter v. Khan, Case No. Case No: ZC16D00278, [2018] EWFC 54 (UK High … Continue reading Roundtable on Islamic Family Law in the UK :: UK Courts recognize the Islamic law equivalent of a “semblance of marriage” (Akhter v. Khan, July 2018)

Middle East Eye: Fear of Sharia: Harvard project aims to shed light on Islamic law

From The Middle East Eye on May 4th, 2017 "BOSTON, Massachusetts – As the United States continues to grapple with growing Islamophobia, Harvard Law School has launched a “flagship research venture” to organise the world’s information on Islamic law: SHARIAsource. The project aims to provide a repository for scholars, journalists and policy makers, by making knowledge freely available, Sharon … Continue reading Middle East Eye: Fear of Sharia: Harvard project aims to shed light on Islamic law

INTISAR RABB SELECTED AS 2017–2018 RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOW

Cambridge, Mass.—The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has selected Intisar Rabb to be a Radcliffe Institute fellow. A Radcliffe Institute fellowship can propel the career of a junior scientist, foster a year of creativity for a mid-career artist, give a diplomat time to write, and provide an established scientist with a chance … Continue reading INTISAR RABB SELECTED AS 2017–2018 RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOW