Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Pakistan has pledged to become fully sharia-compliant in its banking services by December 2027, but still has a long way to go to create a … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Five years ago, while [a Canadian] couple were living in Pakistan, a court granted [them] adoption rights under a Sharia law known as kafala. This … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Knox Thames, an international human rights lawyer, "said some state governments [in Nigeria] have disregarded the constitutional provision that prohibits the establishment of a state … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Legal experts have commented on the new Civil Transactions Law of Saudi Arabia: "The Civil Transactions Law in Saudi Arabia codifies principles of Sharia and … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS A Nigerian woman has been jailed for blasphemy for 18 months over WhatsApp message that criticized a mob action against another person accused of having … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Police in Nigeria arrested 76 people alleged to have attended a same-sex marriage ceremony prohibited by the country's laws. A regional police officer declined to … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Diya and the Legacy of Empire

By Rabiat Akande The tussle over diya (compensation for unlawful killing) was one over the locus of sovereignty in the colonial state. For colonial officials, the colonial state and, ultimately, … Continue reading Diya and the Legacy of Empire

Siyāsa Authority in the Colonial State

By Rabiat Akande In 1958, as negotiations over Nigeria’s impending independence from the British Empire were underway, the colonial government invited the muftī of Sudan, Sheikh Mohammed Abul Gasim, to … Continue reading Siyāsa Authority in the Colonial State

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In Muslim Prisoner Litigation: An Unsung American Tradition (University of California Press, 2023), SpearIt (University of Pittsburgh School of Law) explores how, "Islamic principles of … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Colonialism and Islamic Law

By Rabiat Akande There has been an explosion of interest in interrogating the impact and legacies of European colonialism in recent decades. To an extent, this interest reflects a broader … Continue reading Colonialism and Islamic Law