Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "Religio-Secular Counter-Hegemonic Legal Knowledge Production and Its Glocal Dissemination," Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal, Ihsan Yilmaz explores unofficial ijtihads, micro-mujtahids, surfers on inter-madhhab, post-modern fragmentation of the unofficial Muslim law sphere, and the emergence of Islamic legal scholars, with a particular focus on the Gülen Movement. Nasir Qadri discusses the 2015 … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Shayara Bano v. Union of India, etc. (Supreme Court of India): Judgment on Constitutionalism of Triple Ṭalāq

In a 3-2 decision, the Supreme Court of India declared triple ṭalāq unconstitutional and gave India’s parliament six months “to consider legislation” for handling triple ṭalāq. In its opinion, the Court cited global advances in Islamic family law (in India, called Muslim personal law) in “even theocratic Islamic states” as evidence of the need for reform.  The Court … Continue reading Shayara Bano v. Union of India, etc. (Supreme Court of India): Judgment on Constitutionalism of Triple Ṭalāq