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

A Precedent for the Unprecedented: Historical Reflections on Plague, Quarantine, and Islamic Law in Morocco

By Ari Schriber By now, the effects of the COVID-19 virus have touched all domains of public life across the world. Public alarm and government interventions abruptly upended life to the extent that economic, political, and social norms are wholly unrecognizable for billions of people. One domain that has received less attention is that of … Continue reading A Precedent for the Unprecedented: Historical Reflections on Plague, Quarantine, and Islamic Law in Morocco

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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Dubai suspends marriage and divorce proceedings during coronavirus lockdown. Indonesia experiences restrictions on hand sanitizer choices limited by halal restrictions. Qatari university professor shares insights on how to address pandemics from religious and ethical perspectives. Islamic university Darul Uloom Deoband asks Muslims to abide by governmental restrictions, invoking their interpretation of sharīʿa and its guidance on pandemics. Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup