Islamic Law Scholars’ Round Up: Nov 12th

Last week, US constitutional law professor and SHARIAsource Senior Scholar Asifa Quraishi-Landes wrote about the mid-term elections, asking whether American-Muslim voters should be guided by sharīʿa or the public good, or both? Quraishi-Landes was also one of the “thought leaders and change-makers” who was invited to speak at the 2018 Muslim Public Affairs Council Convention … Continue reading Islamic Law Scholars’ Round Up: Nov 12th

In the News: Islamic Courts in Greek Thrace

Last month, National Geographic published a photo essay on a Muslim minority community (known as Pomaks) who live in northeastern Greece, in a small, remote region called Western Thrace. What makes this region unique is that it is the only place in the European Union that has Islamic courts that are recognized by the national … Continue reading In the News: Islamic Courts in Greek Thrace

Recent Scholarship: Journal Issue on Unregistered Marriages

An upcoming special issue of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion focuses on unregistered Muslim marriages, which was also the topic of a recent SHARIAsource roundtable. The articles reiterate that one of the main challenges with unregistered marriages is that there are certain benefits and state protections that are only available to legally recognized … Continue reading Recent Scholarship: Journal Issue on Unregistered Marriages

In the News: Islam in China

Last month, thousands of Hui Chinese Muslims gathered for a rare protest against the planned demolition of a mosque. The local authorities claimed that the mosque was bigger than was initially approved, and therefore, eight of its nine domes would be torn down. Up to 30,000 people attend prayers at the mosque. The government's decision … Continue reading In the News: Islam in China

Recent Scholarship: Registration of Muslim Marriages

Last week’s roundtable discussed the registration of Muslim marriages in modern-day UK. For a historical and comparative perspective, read this article in Islamic Law and Society—written by SHARIAsource Russia, Central Asia & Caucasus Editor Rozaliya Garipova—about the registration of Muslim marriages in nineteenth-century Russia. “Married or Not Married? On the Obligatory Registration of Muslim Marriages … Continue reading Recent Scholarship: Registration of Muslim Marriages

Recent Scholarship: Roose on Multiculturalism

SHARIAsource Australia Editor Joshua Roose recently co-authored an article in The Sociological Review discussing how public perceptions of Islamic law have impacted the debate over Muslim immigration and multiculturalism in Australia. "The Limits of Multiculturalism in Australia? The Shari’a Flogging Case of R v. Raad, Fayed, Cifci and Coskun" This article examines a criminal case … Continue reading Recent Scholarship: Roose on Multiculturalism

Islamic Law in SCOTUS

Senior Scholar Noah Feldman commented yesterday in Bloomberg News on the U.S. Supreme Court “travel ban” case, Trump v. Hawaii, calling the Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold the Executive Order restricting immigration to the U.S. of citizens from seven countries—most of which are predominantly Muslim—"a decision that will live in infamy." He had previously suggested … Continue reading Islamic Law in SCOTUS

Islamic Law Scholarship Round Up: June 24th

Islamic Law in Modern Courts (Introduction) Islamic Law in Modern Courts, Aspen Casebook Series, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-4548-3039-9 By Haider Ala Hamoudi and Mark Cammack Posted on SSRN on 5 Jun 2018 Abstract This the first chapter of an entire published casebook on Islamic Law, and specifically the application of Islamic Law in modern courts. We expect that the work will … Continue reading Islamic Law Scholarship Round Up: June 24th

Contemporary Primary Sources: Response of New Zealand Advertising Standards Complaints Board to Lux Body Wash Ad (1996)

A complaint to the New Zealand Advertising Standards Complaints Board about an arguably Orientalist depiction of a Western woman in an Islamic country for a Lux Body Wash ad. The ruling is of interest for its discussion about the depiction of religion and community standards in New Zealand (at the time) and the level of … Continue reading Contemporary Primary Sources: Response of New Zealand Advertising Standards Complaints Board to Lux Body Wash Ad (1996)

Case Note: Sarsour v. Trump (E.D. Va. 2017): Upholding the “Muslim Ban” 2.0

Contributed by Katherine Gonzalez. On March 6, 2017, President Donald J. Trump issued a revised Executive Order which barred, with certain exceptions, entry to the United States of nationals from six predominantly Muslim countries, suspended the entry of refugees for 120 days, and reduced the number of refugees who can be admitted to the United … Continue reading Case Note: Sarsour v. Trump (E.D. Va. 2017): Upholding the “Muslim Ban” 2.0