Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In Muslim Women between Community and Individual Rights: Legal Pluralism and Marriage in South Africa (Springer, 2024), Fatima Mukaddam (University of Luzern, Switzerland) "presents an … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Two Tenth-Century C.E. Islamic Treatises on Admiralty and Maritime Laws from the Mediterranean Sea and Western Indian Ocean

By Hassan S. Khalilieh Nautical issues are treated by Islamic law from two distinct perspectives governed by two different systems. The first is public international law, which covers themes related … Continue reading Two Tenth-Century C.E. Islamic Treatises on Admiralty and Maritime Laws from the Mediterranean Sea and Western Indian Ocean

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Finding the Faqīhāt: women’s legal scholarship and biography in premodern Morocco" (The Journal of North African Studies 29, no. 1 (2024)), Rosemary Admiral (The University … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

The Prophet Muḥammad’s Concept of the Freedom of Navigation: The Safe-Conduct of Aylah as a Testament

By Hassan S. Khalilieh In my exploration of the historical foundations of the freedom of navigation in early Islam, I unearthed documentary evidence from the Prophet’s era that surprisingly supports … Continue reading The Prophet Muḥammad’s Concept of the Freedom of Navigation: The Safe-Conduct of Aylah as a Testament

Beyond the Ribāṭ: Exploring Coastal and Offshore Jurisdiction

By Hassan S. Khalilieh As early as the first half of the seventh-century, Caliph ʿUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb (r. 13-23/634-644) established the office of the “governorship of the coasts.” Initially focused … Continue reading Beyond the Ribāṭ: Exploring Coastal and Offshore Jurisdiction

Petition from a captive wife (1853)

By Rozaliya Garipova[1] Mahibädär ‘Abdurrakhman qizi sent a petition to the Orenburg Muslim Spiritual Assembly (hereafter the OA) on December 12, 1852. The OA received the report on the 20th … Continue reading Petition from a captive wife (1853)

Married but not Married (1861)

By Rozaliya Garipova[1] In the previous case we saw that the two sides negotiated a marital contract but since the side of the groom could not pay the appointed mahr, … Continue reading Married but not Married (1861)

Married Before Marriage (1853)

By Rozaliya Garipova[1] On October 15, 1853, akhund[2] ‘Izzatullah ‘Abdulaziz ughli[3] prepared a report to the Orenburg Muslim Spiritual Assembly[4] (hereafter the OA) after hearing the testimonies of all the … Continue reading Married Before Marriage (1853)

Mahr (Dower) in the Volga-Ural Muslim Community in Nineteenth Century Russia: Introduction

By Rozaliya Garipova In my series of essays this month, I will analyze three cases involving disputes over dower (mahr) in which Muslims of the Volga-Ural region in the Russian … Continue reading Mahr (Dower) in the Volga-Ural Muslim Community in Nineteenth Century Russia: Introduction

What else can we learn from the manuscript of al-Qaʿnabī’s recension of the Muwaṭṭaʾ?

By Adam DeSchriver, Ammar Farra, Henry Stratakis-Allen and Ahmed El Shamsy The preceding essays describe various aspects of the only surviving complete manuscript of al-Qaʿnabī’s recension of Mālik’s Muwaṭṭaʾ. We … Continue reading What else can we learn from the manuscript of al-Qaʿnabī’s recension of the Muwaṭṭaʾ?