Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Explainer: How Sharia Law is More Progressive Than the US Supreme Court on Abortion" (Jurist, October 27, 2022), Mohamed Arafa (Alexandria University Faculty of Law (Egypt) & Cornell University) argues "that the Islamic stance on abortion is more liberal than that of the US legal regime in its current … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

::Roundtable:: History of Islamic International Law: “War and Peace in the Medieval Islamic World, 622–1453” by Suleiman A. Mourad

By Suleiman Mourad This post is part of the Roundtable on the History of Islamic International Law.  It is a summary of Suleiman Mourad's contribution titled "War and Peace in the Medieval Islamic World, 622–1453" to volume eight of the Cambridge History of International Law series, co-edited by Intisar Rabb and Umut Özsu. The study … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: History of Islamic International Law: “War and Peace in the Medieval Islamic World, 622–1453” by Suleiman A. Mourad

Resource Roundup: Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Islamic Law

The United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the Taliban's subsequent takeover of the country has brought, once again, Islam and Islamic law to the fore in recent news coverage, reports, and analyses. This renewed attention to Islamic law is in part due to the fact that the Taliban identifies itself as a Muslim military organization … Continue reading Resource Roundup: Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Islamic Law