Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Gus Dur's thought about Accommodation Of Islamic Law and Culture" (Jurnal Al Hurriyah 6, no. 2 (2021)), Suardi Kaco H and Busrah Busrah (Universitas Al Asyariah Mandar) present "a study of Gus Dur's thoughts on the accommodation of Islamic law and culture," focusing on Gus Dur's (or Abdurrahman Wahid's) … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Women in Saudi Arabia's Dammam region are reported to have been allowed to assume administrative duties in all personal status courts, with expectations that the same policy will be implemented in other regions of the country.  A credit union in Vermont announced that it would begin developing a lending program … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to cut interest rates, arguing that the cut is also in line with Islamic law. In a recent interview, one of the few female judges in Palestine, Kholoud al-Faqeeh, commenting on religious courts and women, stated: "A woman’s whole life cycle is before these … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Two of the three men accused and convicted of killing Malcolm X in 1965 have been exonerated.  For content and context on Islamic law, including a mention of Malcolm X, consult our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb's "Methods and Meaning in Islamic Law: Introduction."  A few senators in Nigeria have refused … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Muslims in America continue to make extended trips to purchase meat that is prepared for consumption according to Islamic law. Mohamad Sawwaf, CEO of Canadian Islamic finance startup Manzil, recently stated in an interview that lack of knowledge on Islamic law is an important setback to the startup ecosystem in … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Hashīsh – Intoxicating or Just Corruptive? A 13th Century Jurist’s Distinctions

By Sheza Alqera Atiq Qarāfī et al. Al-Furūq : Aw Anwār Al-Burūq fī Anwāʼ Al-Furūq. al-Ṭabʻah 1. ed., pp 215-216, Dār Al-Kutub Al-ʻIlmīYah, 1998. Summary: The text in question is an excerpt from Al-Furūq : aw Anwār al-burūq fī anwāʼ al-furūq or ‘The Differences’ written by Malikī jurist Imam Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī (684/1285) who was … Continue reading Hashīsh – Intoxicating or Just Corruptive? A 13th Century Jurist’s Distinctions

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Joseph Lowry on Law and Commandment in Sūrat al-An‘ām

By Cem Tecimer Abstract: Joseph Lowry on Islamic Legal Minimalism: Lowry, in line with his other work focusing on how the Qur’ān does not read as a detailed legislative text, draws attention to the fact that the Qur’ān does not often purport to normatively interfere in human affairs. Lowry conceptualizes this phenomenon as legal minimalism … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Joseph Lowry on Law and Commandment in Sūrat al-An‘ām