::Roundtable:: History of Islamic International Law: “War and Peace in the Medieval Islamic World, 622–1453” by Suleiman A. Mourad

By Suleiman Mourad This post is part of the Roundtable on the History of Islamic International Law.  It is a summary of Suleiman Mourad's contribution titled "War and Peace in the Medieval Islamic World, 622–1453" to volume eight of the Cambridge History of International Law series, co-edited by Intisar Rabb and Umut Özsu. The study … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: History of Islamic International Law: “War and Peace in the Medieval Islamic World, 622–1453” by Suleiman A. Mourad

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "Islamic Studies in Australia’s Higher Education Sector" (The Australian Journal of Islamic Studies 6, no. 2 (2021)), Adis Duderija (Griffith University) and Jessica Mamone (Griffith University) collect any discuss data from 2017 on the state of substantive Islamic studies courses taught at top Australian universities. In "Civilised or Savage: The Effect of Colonialism’s Dichotomus … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Contemporary Primary Sources: Open Letter to ISIS from Muslim Scholars

In 2004, 126 Islamic scholars from around the world published an open letter "to the fighters and followers of the self-declared ‘Islamic State,'" rejecting the religious justification for their violence. In particular, they sought to demonstrate how ISIS' leaders were "cherry-picking" verses from the Qurʾān and how they were ignoring Islamic legal and ethical standards. … Continue reading Contemporary Primary Sources: Open Letter to ISIS from Muslim Scholars

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Joseph Lowry on Law and Commandment in SÅ«rat al-An‘ām

By Cem Tecimer Abstract: Joseph Lowry on Islamic Legal Minimalism: Lowry, in line with his other work focusing on how the Qur’ān does not read as a detailed legislative text, draws attention to the fact that the Qur’ān does not often purport to normatively interfere in human affairs. Lowry conceptualizes this phenomenon as legal minimalism … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Joseph Lowry on Law and Commandment in SÅ«rat al-An‘ām

Islamic Law Lexicon :: Qurʾān: the primary Islamic religious text

By Alicia Daniel Citation: Sherman A. Jackson, Kramer versus Kramer in a Tenth/Sixteenth Century Egyptian Court: Post-Formative Jurisprudence between Exigency and Law, Islamic Law and Society 8, no. 1 (2001): 27-51. Sherman A. Jackson, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California … Continue reading Islamic Law Lexicon :: Qurʾān: the primary Islamic religious text