Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In Wives and Work: Islamic Law and Ethics Before Modernity (Columbia University Press, 2022), Marion Holmes Katz (New York University) "offers a new account of debates on wives’ domestic labor that recasts the historical relationship between Islamic law and ethics." In "Just a Thought: Emilia Justyna Powell," (Scholastic, October 17, … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

The Duality of State Law and Sharīʿa in the Islamic Republic of Iran

By Marzieh Tofighi Darian Islamic Republic of Iran has designed an elaborate and stringent system of Islamic constitutionalism under its 1979 Constitution. Not only does the Constitution aim at making sharīʿa the main source of legislation,[1] it also establishes a detailed system to ensure the enforcement of its sharīʿa clause. The Constitution has vested the … Continue reading The Duality of State Law and Sharīʿa in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Women’s Rights and the Guardian Council’s Barrier

By Marzieh Tofighi Darian In recent months, there has been a spike in the number of bills that members of Parliament and the executive branch have proposed and presented to Iran’s Parliament aiming at ameliorating laws that have historically discriminated against women and providing more robust protections for their rights. This paper looks at some … Continue reading Women’s Rights and the Guardian Council’s Barrier