Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Under the Taliban government's austere interpretation of Islamic law, the 'mahram' practice long rooted in Afghan society has become compulsory." For more content and context … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Indonesian Islamic parties have proposed legislation banning alcohol consumption that could see offenders jailed for up to two years[.]" "Ches Special Risk has launched Canada’s … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "The Status of Music in Islamic Law: Ibn Ḥajar al-Haytamī’s (d. 974/1567) Treatise Against Recreation in its Polemical Context" (Islamic Law and Society, March … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

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)

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "The prime minister [of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim] said the government will engage with all muftis and Islamic scholars, both domestically and internationally to … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "A unit of Djibouti-based Salaam Group launched in Uganda . . . as the country's first Islamic banking-compliant financial institution, the Ugandan president's office said." … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

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

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "An Iranian prisoner has had four of his fingers amputated after being accused of stealing five sheep from a farm owned by a member of … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup