Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Afghanistan’s supreme leader has ordered judges to fully enforce aspects of Islamic law that include public executions, stonings and floggings, and the amputation of limbs for thieves, the Taliban’s chief spokesman said." For more content and context on the recent developments in Afghanistan, consult our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb's “Resource … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Social Dependencies of Islamic Law: A View Through the Legal Commentary

By Sohail Hanif My research has centred on unpacking layers of argumentation in works of Islamic law, particularly legal commentaries. As one unpacks these layers, one comes to learn that what actually is ‘law’ is not always clear, and that it is within the arguments that one finds the principles and reasoning for the sake … Continue reading Social Dependencies of Islamic Law: A View Through the Legal Commentary

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to cut interest rates, arguing that the cut is also in line with Islamic law. In a recent interview, one of the few female judges in Palestine, Kholoud al-Faqeeh, commenting on religious courts and women, stated: "A woman’s whole life cycle is before these … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Dār al-Iftā’ Fatwā: Working in Banks

By Aaron Spevack Source: http://www.dar-alifta.org/Foreign/ViewFatwa.aspx?ID=5912&text=working%20in%20banks This fatwā listed on Dār al-Iftā'’s website - the official fatwa institution of Egypt and connected with scholars of al-Azhar - deals with the question of whether working in banks is permissible on account of their dealing in what appear to be interest-based transactions. In the Arabic text used for … Continue reading Dār al-Iftā’ Fatwā: Working in Banks