Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "A unit of Djibouti-based Salaam Group launched in Uganda . . . as the country's first Islamic banking-compliant financial institution, the Ugandan president's office said." … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Following King Mohammed VI's public statement regarding legal reform, Morocco has been reported to be working on significant family law reform, with ongoing controversies on … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Italy's Prime Minister Georgia Meloni recently stated that there is an incompatibility between "Islamic culture or a certain interpretation of Islamic culture and the rights … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS A Nigerian woman has been jailed for blasphemy for 18 months over WhatsApp message that criticized a mob action against another person accused of having … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Following the beheading of Samuel Paty, a French teacher of civics, for showing caricatures of the Prophet in class during a discussion on French secularism or laicité, French teachers reported … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Noah Feldman on Islamic Constitutionalism in Context: A Typology and a Warning

By Cem Tecimer Source: Noah Feldman, Islamic Constitutionalism in Context: A Typology and a Warning 7 U. St. Thomas L. J. 436-451 (2010) Summary: Feldman begins his article by explaining … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Noah Feldman on Islamic Constitutionalism in Context: A Typology and a Warning

The Irony of Sharī’a Bans: Part III

By Haider Ala Hamoudi In my two previous posts on the matter of mahr in U.S. courts, I made the point that the enforceability of the mahr, or the nuptial … Continue reading The Irony of Sharī’a Bans: Part III

The Irony of Sharī’a Bans: Part II

By Haider Ala Hamoudi My previous post explained the problems surrounding the enforceability in U.S. courts of the Islamic mahr—the nuptial payment that a groom or his family must provide … Continue reading The Irony of Sharī’a Bans: Part II

The Irony of Sharī’a Bans: Part I

By Haider Ala Hamoudi The most common criticism of legislative attempts to ban the “creeping” of sharī'a into United States Courts is that they serve no actual purpose.  That is, … Continue reading The Irony of Sharī’a Bans: Part I