Islamic Law & History at the Middle East Studies Association Conference (2021): Session Roundup

The 2021 Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting is taking place on November 29 - December 5, 2021.  A complete program listing all the various sessions can be found here, and registration details can be accessed here. The Islamic Law Blog has curated below a list of panels relating to Islamic law and history … Continue reading Islamic Law & History at the Middle East Studies Association Conference (2021): Session Roundup

Welcome to our April Guest Blogger: Nada Moumtaz

It is our pleasure to welcome Nada Moumtaz as our April guest blog editor. Nada Moumtaz is Assistant Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion and in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. Her research stands at the intersection of Islamic legal studies, the anthropology of Islam, studies … Continue reading Welcome to our April Guest Blogger: Nada Moumtaz

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Katherine Lemons’s  Divorcing traditions : Islamic marriage law and the making of Indian secularism (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019) seeks to redefine the concept of secularism as applied in India. The author contends that secularism has assumed a different meaning than its Western counterparts, the latter often defined as separation between state and church. In … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup