Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "A Saudi national has been sentenced to death for smuggling banned amphetamine tablets near the country's northern border with Jordan, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday citing the Ministry of Interior." "Nineteen people in northeastern Afghanistan were lashed for adultery, theft and running away from home, a Supreme Court … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In Maqasid Al-Shari'ah as Philosophy of Islamic Law: A Systems Approach (The International Institute of Islamic Thought 2022), Jasser Auda (Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Qatar) proposes a new theory to categorize theories for Islamic law. In "A seat at the table: Islamic laws neglected potential in universalising … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Religious freedom in post-revolution Tunisia

By Nadia Marzouki* Summary Tunisia has often been too quickly branded as the poster child of the Arab Spring, without consideration of the real challenges and uncertainties faced by this fragile democracy. However, the creation of its 2014 constitution offers a crucial lesson in governmental protection of religious freedom, especially in a state with a … Continue reading Religious freedom in post-revolution Tunisia