This week’s issue of the Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal includes:
“Is Islam Incompatible with European Identity?” by Wojciech Brzozowski
This article examines “whether following the rules of Islam in everyday life (e.g. wearing of religious clothing and symbols, respecting gender equality, exercising parental rights) can be reconciled with the Western standards of human rights” from a legal perspective. Topics include the 1953 European Convention on Human Rights, the 1990 Cairo Declaration of Human Rights, political Islam, and the headscarf debate.
“Muhammad Iqbal’s Constitutionalism” by Adeel Hussain
This article explores Muhammad Iqbal’s legal vision for an “Islamic republic,” discussing Islamic constitutionalism and the intellectual history of Pakistan and India’s Constitutions.