Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "A major challenge of Canada's ban on adoptions from several Muslim countries is set to play out in the Federal Court — a move some … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "De-Europeanisation as Counter-conduct: The Case of Non-Muslim Religious Minorities in Turkey" (Romanian Journal of International Affairs 22, no. 2 (2022)), Serap Gunes (Masaryk University) … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS The Supreme Court of Pakistan recently held that a woman's right to be "maintained," that is, to be provided by her husband with resources adequate … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Legal Canons—In the Classroom and in the Courtroom or, Comparative Perspective on the Origins of Islamic Legal Canons, 1265–1519" (Villanova Law Review 66, no. … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS A new book titled Female Religious Authority in Shi’i Islam, which brings together contributions that "reflect[] on the roles that women have played in exercising … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued a decree that expanded the jurisdiction of Syria's Council of Islamic Jurisprudence. According to a recently-issued decree, civil marriage by … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

In their first news conference following the capture of Kabul (Afghanistan), the Taliban vowed to respect women's rights "within the framework of Islamic law."  Islamic law is a multifaceted concept, … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Al Sudais, the President of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia, appointed two women, Dr. Fatima Al Rushood and Dr. Al Anoud … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Can one found a church on the open sea under an Islamic government?

By Ohannes Kilicdagi Description of the source: This document is a communication between the office of the Grand Wazīr and Shaykh al-Islām in 1847. It requests permission by the chief … Continue reading Can one found a church on the open sea under an Islamic government?

Let us find an easy solution but compatible with sharī’a

By Ohannes Kilicdagi The marginal note mentioned in my previous note is a note written by a bureaucrat, most probably by the Grand Wazīr, to the sultan to inform him … Continue reading Let us find an easy solution but compatible with sharī’a