Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Sijills and Transformations of Qāḍī Documents in Islamic Law” by Prof. Christian Müller

By Omar Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar This is a summary of the lecture by Prof. Christian Müller entitled “Sijills and Transformations of Qāḍī Documents in Islamic Law” delivered at 12 noon (EST), 6 pm (Münster) 7 pm (Istanbul) via Zoom.  The video recording of the lecture can be accessed here. Professor Müller offered this month what he … Continue reading Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Sijills and Transformations of Qāḍī Documents in Islamic Law” by Prof. Christian Müller

Conference: In search for a hidden group: Where are the awlād al-nās?, Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, University of Bonn, December 17-18, 2020

With the awlād al-nās, this conference focuses on a group still awaiting the academic interest it deserves. Awlād have often been characterized as cultural brokers and a middling group between the Mamluks and Egyptian society. Whether in the field of military service (ajnad al- halqa), in the administration of state land or pious foundations, as … Continue reading Conference: In search for a hidden group: Where are the awlād al-nās?, Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, University of Bonn, December 17-18, 2020

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "Polymorphous Discrimination: Rohingya Women in the Goggles of Intersectionality," Islamic Law and the Muslim World eJournal, Shadrack Bentil and Edmund Poku Adu analyze the plight of Rohingya women in the Rakhine State in Myanmar using intersectionality theory, in order to identify the grounds on which Rohingya women are methodically discriminated. The paper reveals multi-faceted structural discrimination … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup