Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In The Palestinian Constitutional Court : an assessment of its independence under the emergency regime (Cambridge University Press, 2022), Osayd Awawda (Hebron University) "assesses the legal and practical independence of the Palestinian Constitutional Court since the coup in July 2007 that brought the Fatah regime to power in the West … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to cut interest rates, arguing that the cut is also in line with Islamic law. In a recent interview, one of the few female judges in Palestine, Kholoud al-Faqeeh, commenting on religious courts and women, stated: "A woman’s whole life cycle is before these … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Petitioning the Sultan: Protests and Justice in Late Ottoman Sultan" (Bloomsbury 2021), Yuval Ben-Bassat (University of Haifa) discusses the institution of petitioning the Ottoman sultan, specifically Abdulhamid II, as a legal remedy in Ottoman Palestine. Abhishek Gupta (Indian Law Institute) discusses Indian Muslims' demand for interest-free Islamic banking in … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Eid festivities have been halted in Gaza due to Israeli airstrikes. International Union of Muslim Scholars recently convened an extraordinary meeting to discuss the recent conflict between Israel and Palestine and its implications on the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Governor of California appointed Santa Barbara councilwoman and past Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School (ILSP) … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Classical and Contemporary Scholarly Understandings of Verses 97 to 100 of An-Nisāʾ

By Hamzah Raza Verses 97 to 100 of Surah an-Nisāʾ, the fourth chapter of the Qur'ān, refer to one of the most consequential events in Islamic history. The hijrah was an event in which Muslims emigrating from Mecca to Medina, marking the beginning of the Islamic calendar. Verse 97 begins with an interrogative statement: “The … Continue reading Classical and Contemporary Scholarly Understandings of Verses 97 to 100 of An-Nisāʾ

1993 Fatwā from Muhammad Nasiruddin Al-Albani Calling on Palestinians to Leave the West Bank

By Hamzah Raza Source: 1993 Fatwa from Muhammad Nasiruddin Al-Albani Calling on Palestinians to Leave the West Bank In 1993, Muhammad Nasiruddin Al-Albani, arguably the most prominent Salafi scholar of the 20th century, issued a fatwā in which he called upon Palestinians to leave the West Bank because he felt that they could not practice … Continue reading 1993 Fatwā from Muhammad Nasiruddin Al-Albani Calling on Palestinians to Leave the West Bank