Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Elizabeth Urban explores the ways in which new Muslims of slave origins were integrated into early Islamic society in "Conquered Populations in Early Islam; Non-Arabs, Slaves and the Sons of Slave Mothers," Edinburgh University Press. The book focuses on Muslims of slave origins, who belonged to the society in which they lived but whose slave … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Tribal Law as Islamic Law: The Berber Example

By Lawrence Rosen Some years ago I went up to the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. That evening, over sweet mint tea and languorous conversation, I happened to mention to my host that I was curious about the Berber law his people used to practice. ‘I must introduce you to my brother, Said,’ he replied: … Continue reading Tribal Law as Islamic Law: The Berber Example