Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Creativity in Continuity: al-rasā’il al-fiqhīyya as a Genre for Legal Change” by Dr. Samy Ayoub

By Omar Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar This is a summary of the lecture by Dr. Samy Ayoub entitled “Creativity in Continuity: al-rasā’il al-fiqhīyya as a Genre for Legal Change,” delivered on May 26, 2021 at 12 noon (EST), 6 pm (Münster) 7 pm (Istanbul) via Zoom. Samy Ayoub’s lecture on May 26, 2021 on late Ḥanafī rasā’il … Continue reading Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Creativity in Continuity: al-rasā’il al-fiqhīyya as a Genre for Legal Change” by Dr. Samy Ayoub

Comparative Law and the Middle East at ASCL 2020! (A PIL Guide)

The Program in Islamic Law (PIL) has curated a list of panels from the American Society of Comparative Law's (ASCL) 2020 Annual Meeting schedule that feature speakers whose submissions are related to the Middle East, Islamic law and history, or Muslim-majority countries.* ASCL's  annual meeting this year, cosponsored by UCLA School of Law International and … Continue reading Comparative Law and the Middle East at ASCL 2020! (A PIL Guide)

Strict Sharī’a Inheritance Laws Are Not a Major Roadblock to a Sharī’a-Compliant Islamic Patent Regime

By Gizem Orbey In earlier posts, I argued that a sharīʿa-compliant Islamic patent regime is not only possible, but could supply fresh ideas for solving certain co-ownership problems extant in U.S. and other patent regimes.[1] In this post, I explore limitations on these ideas in anticipation of possible criticism,[2] and in response to the possible … Continue reading Strict Sharī’a Inheritance Laws Are Not a Major Roadblock to a Sharī’a-Compliant Islamic Patent Regime

Existing Sharī’a-Compliant Property Laws Can Suggest Broadly Applicable Solutions for Patent Co-Ownership Problems

By Gizem Orbey In another post, I argue that it is possible to derive a sharīʿa-compliant Islamic patent regime that is in harmony with U.S. and international patent law principles, relying in part on the Ottoman commercial code the Mecelle. That is, I conceive of of the Islamic regime as contracts between inventors and the … Continue reading Existing Sharī’a-Compliant Property Laws Can Suggest Broadly Applicable Solutions for Patent Co-Ownership Problems