Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Genre as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law” by Prof. Mohammad Fadel

By Omar Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar This is a summary of the lecture by Prof. Mohammad Fadel entitled "Form, Function and Historical Development of Mukthasars in Post-Mamluk Islamic Law," delivered on February 24, 2021 at 11am (EST), 5pm (Münster) 7pm (Istanbul) via Zoom.  The video recording of the lecture can be accessed here. Professor Fadel’s lecture described … Continue reading Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Genre as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law” by Prof. Mohammad Fadel

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

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Sherman Jackson on Taqlīd and the Evolution of Islamic Legal Reasoning

By Alicia Daniel Citation: Alicia Daniel, Review of Sherman A. Jackson, Taqlīd, Legal Scaffolding and the Scope of Legal Injunctions in Post-Formative Theory Muṭlaq and ʿĀmm in the Jurisprudence of Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī, [Islamic Law and Society 3, no. 2 (1996): 165–92], Islamic Law Blog (Mar. 2017) Summary Scholars currently disagree about the origins and … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Sherman Jackson on Taqlīd and the Evolution of Islamic Legal Reasoning