Islamic Law in the News Roundup

A California Court of Appeals refused to apply Iranian law in a case involving a plaintiff whose work in Iran exposed him to high levels of asbestos, reasoning that Iranian law reflects religious ideology instead of economic interest. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board issued a statement urging Muslims in India to adhere to Islamic … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Furlough under Iranian Law: A Privilege, Not a Right

By Anicée Van Engeland The aim of this blog entry is to clarify how compassionate leaves are granted in the Islamic Republic of Iran. A neglected but crucial issue is understanding how Iranian prison and judiciary authorities allow individuals to meet with their loved ones in circumstances that include sickness and death.A specific case to … Continue reading Furlough under Iranian Law: A Privilege, Not a Right

Legal Incapacity and the Concept of Hajr Under Iranian Law: An Analysis of Civil Code in Relation to Mental Health

By Anicée Van Engeland The Islamic Republic of Iran is not spared from the increasing number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s. Yet, Shīʿī jurisprudence provides little insight into the status of such individuals under the law. Iranian civil law addresses the matter by declaring those suffering from severe Alzheimer’s as mentally incapable, prohibiting them from … Continue reading Legal Incapacity and the Concept of Hajr Under Iranian Law: An Analysis of Civil Code in Relation to Mental Health