Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "The Application of Maqasid Al-Shari’ah in the Foreign Policy of Islamic States" (International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 2021), Usman Safiyanu Duguri and others discuss the relevance of the objectives of Islamic law (maqāsid al-sharī'a) to how Muslim-majority nations formulate their foreign policies, with an added observation that maqāsid al-sharī'a … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Lena Salaymeh on The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions

By Aya Saed Lena Salaymeh’s The Beginnings of Islamic Law crafts an intellectually rigorous framework through which to interrogate the hegemonic tradition of Islamic jurisprudence. “The objective of this book is to sketch what that something else might have been,”[1] deconstructing the linear, essentialist understanding of Islamic legal past “without assuming that the past inescapably … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Lena Salaymeh on The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions