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

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "Peace to those of Faith: Political Affiliation and Belonging in Classical Islamic Thought" (Routledge Handbook of Citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa 2021), Omar Farahat (McGill University Faculty of Law) discusses the concept of belonging in classical Islamic thought, focusing on multilayered descriptions of tribal identity. In "Eradicating Gender-Based Violence against Female-Intimate … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "Moral Value and Commercial Gain: Three Classical Islamic Approaches" (Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, forthcoming), Omar Farahat (McGill University Faculty of Law) explores the interplay between Islamic law and commercial ethics in classical Muslim thought by reference to three models: " anchoring moral value in this world, attributing moral goodness to salvation in … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Recent Scholarship: Medieval Islamic Legal Debates

In the latest issue of Studia Islamica, Asma Afsaruddin’s article on “Jihād, Gender, and Religious Minorities in the Siyar Literature: The Diachronic View” compares five medieval works to highlight changing attitudes towards the participation of non-Muslims and women in military jihād. Meanwhile, Omar Farahat’s new book on The Foundation of Norms of Islamic Jurisprudence and … Continue reading Recent Scholarship: Medieval Islamic Legal Debates

The Immanent Frame:: Book Review: Law, Authority, and Tradition

By Omar Farahat Rumee Ahmed’s Sharia Compliant: A User’s Guide to Hacking Islamic Law is a unique book in that it tackles some of the most difficult questions in the clearest and most accessible language. In doing so, it pushes us out of the comfort of our specialized research and jargon, and forces us to … Continue reading The Immanent Frame:: Book Review: Law, Authority, and Tradition