Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In Divine Covenant: Science and Concepts of Natural Law in the Qur’an and Islamic Disciplines (Equinox Publishing, 2022), Ulrika Mårtensson (The Norwegian University of Science … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In episode 521 of the Ottoman History Podcast, entitled "Islam and Science Fiction" and hosted by Shireen Hamza (Harvard University), Jörg Matthias Determann (Virginia Commonwealth … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Leading scholars of Islamic law, including Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb, were invited by the University of Bergen for a roundtable on "the use and usefulness of the concepts of canonization … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Egypt's fatwā authority, Dar Al-Ifta, issued a new edition of Insight magazine that it publishes in English, which discusses women's rights in Islam. In "What is and isnt' Shariah?," Ekrem … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In her book review for Reading Religion (November 19, 2020) of Tamir Moustafa’s (Simon Fraser University) Constituting Religion: Islam, Liberal Rights, and the Malaysian State (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Nurfadzilah … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship 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 … Continue reading Classical and Contemporary Scholarly Understandings of Verses 97 to 100 of An-Nisāʾ

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Noah Feldman on Law, Islam, and the Future of the Middle East

By Cem Tecimer Source: Noah Feldman, Law, Islam, and the Future of the Middle East 84 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 617-635 (2006-2007) Summary: In his invited lecture at the … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Noah Feldman on Law, Islam, and the Future of the Middle East

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Joseph Lowry on the Prophet as Lawgiver and Legal Authority

By Cem Tecimer Abstract: Joseph Lowry elaborates on the prophetic authority of Muhammad as a lawgiver. While the Qur’ān remains the undisputed ultimate source for Muslims, Lowry draws attention to … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Joseph Lowry on the Prophet as Lawgiver and Legal Authority

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Joseph Lowry on Reading the Qur’an as a Law Book

By Cem Tecimer Abstract: Joseph Lowry questions whether the Qurʾān can be Read as a Law Book. Lowry argues that the Qur’ān is a text full of literary references, often … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Joseph Lowry on Reading the Qur’an as a Law Book

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Noah Feldman on Political Equality in Islam

By Cem Tecimer Citation: Cem Tecimer, Review of Noah Feldman, “Political Equality and the Islamic State” [30 Philosophical Topics 253 (2002)], Islamic Law Blog (2017) Summary In this article, Noah … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Noah Feldman on Political Equality in Islam