Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Can the Taliban Be Convinced to Reverse Course?" (Human Rights Watch, February 12, 2023), John Sifton and Fereshta Abbasi (HRW), commenting on the Taliban's policies regarding women, argue that "[n]o country can function with half its adult population locked up at home." In "Project Illumine — a Qur’an commentary … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In the News: Sharīʿa Courts in the UK

A recent article in The Huffington Post profiled Dr. Amra Bone, the first female “sharīʿa court” judge in the UK. As a member of the Sharia Council at Birmingham Central Mosque, Dr. Bone hears divorce cases from Muslim couples seeking to get divorced in accordance with their religious traditions (in 2016, she and her colleagues … Continue reading In the News: Sharīʿa Courts in the UK