ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Afghanistan’s supreme leader has ordered judges to fully enforce aspects of Islamic law that include public executions, stonings and floggings, and the amputation of limbs for thieves, the Taliban’s chief spokesman said." For more content and context on the recent developments in Afghanistan, consult our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb's “Resource … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES PIL & Harvard Calendar: Student work opportunity: Research assistant, Widener Library, Harvard University. Call for Papers: The 22nd Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies, Harvard University, November 28, 2022. Global Calendar: Position opening: Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, Stanford University, September 30, 2022. Online panel: “Ukraine from Ottoman Times to Today,” MESA … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS The Supreme Court of Pakistan recently held that a woman's right to be "maintained," that is, to be provided by her husband with resources adequate for her to maintain her standards of living, is absolute under Islamic law, as long as the wife remains "faithful and discharges hew own matrimonial … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
By Jiou Park Among the many countries with blasphemy laws currently in force, Pakistan has perhaps received the most attention from the international community for their particular harshness. In particular, Pakistan’s blasphemy laws have been criticized as a tool of repression against religious minorities, including the minority Shī'īs as well as Christians and Aḥmadīs. It … Continue reading Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law – The Spirit of Sharī’a or a Political Tool?
By Nimra Azmi From 1979 until 2006, the Zina Ordinance, a subsection of the Hudood Ordinances, governed rape under Pakistani law. The Hudood Ordinances were implemented during the rule of President Zia ul-Haq, who presided over the country from 1977-1988 as a military dictator. Representing a conservative Islamic orthodoxy of a Ḥanafī bent, Zia ul-Haq … Continue reading Rape & the Hudood Ordinance: A Lost Opportunity