Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Indian Union Women’s League (IUWL) has requested the Indian Parliament to not amend Muslim personal law in a way that would contravene Islamic law. "The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently reaffirmed that a Muslim girl who reaches the age of 15 can marry whoever she wants, and such a marriage … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islam and Data Science Roundup

In "Islam and Mass Preferences towards Foreign Direct Investment in Tunisia" (Harvard Dataverse 1 (2021)), Amaney Jamal (Princeton University) and Helen Milner (Princeton University) assess changing support for foreign direct investment in Tunisia when it accommodates or, alternatively, rejects Islamic norms. In "Relationship between Internet Addiction and Attitudes and Practical Commitment to Prayer in Students: … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

Religious freedom in post-revolution Tunisia

By Nadia Marzouki* Summary Tunisia has often been too quickly branded as the poster child of the Arab Spring, without consideration of the real challenges and uncertainties faced by this fragile democracy. However, the creation of its 2014 constitution offers a crucial lesson in governmental protection of religious freedom, especially in a state with a … Continue reading Religious freedom in post-revolution Tunisia