Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center’s (SQCC) Research Fellowship Program

Applications due September 17, 2017 The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) supports and encourages advanced research on Oman across a variety of academic disciplines through the SQCC Research Fellowship Program. Launched in 2010, this program funds American scholars to conduct research in the Sultanate of Oman. This program is offered annually and is open to Ph.D. … Continue reading Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center’s (SQCC) Research Fellowship Program

2017 MESA Annual Meeting Program

Due dates: Reservations for group rate at the hotel: October 20, 2017 Pre-registration: October 24, 2017 The MESA 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC will be held November 18-21 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Deadlines for hotel reservations, pre-registration, and final program updates are quickly approaching. The Preliminary Program (pdf) has been posted. … Continue reading 2017 MESA Annual Meeting Program

Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law in Fukuoka, Japan

Due dates: Abstracts: September 15, 2017 The International Academy of Comparative Law will host the first-ever Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law, to be held in Fukuoka, Japan on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 as part of the larger quadrennial Congress of Comparative Law. "Younger scholars" are defined as those with no more than ten years … Continue reading Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law in Fukuoka, Japan

Opportunity: Practitioner Chair (Part Time), Queen’s University Belfast

This post is available immediately for 5 years on 0.4fte basis, to provide leadership in the development, management and delivery of Institute engagement with non-academic practitioners working in the field of peace, security and justice in the Muslim World and to sustain a personal research plan, including research grant application. Further information about the Institute … Continue reading Opportunity: Practitioner Chair (Part Time), Queen’s University Belfast

Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Islamic World History, Lehigh University

The Department of History and the Center for Global Islamic Studies at Lehigh University welcome applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in a particular region of the Islamic World combined with broad training in the history of Islam’s transnational, cross-cultural, and global dimensions. This position carries a 2/2 teaching load of graduate (M.A. … Continue reading Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Islamic World History, Lehigh University

CASE: Farooq Siddiqui v. Mst. Farzana Naheed (Federal Shariat Court, Pakistan): Judgment on Surrogacy

A baby produced through medical intervention by the sperm and egg of duly wedded couples (without involving a third party) is permissible under Islamic law. However, surrogacy is not allowed because marriage is the only means through which children should be produced under Islamic law. Surrogacy is likely to give rise to innumerable legal problems regarding … Continue reading CASE: Farooq Siddiqui v. Mst. Farzana Naheed (Federal Shariat Court, Pakistan): Judgment on Surrogacy

Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan on Surrogacy: From Judicial Islamization of Laws to Judicial Legislation

Pakistan editor Zubair Abbasi examines the legality of surrogacy under Islamic law. In Farooq Siddiqui v Mst. Farzana Naheed, decided on 16 February 2017, the Federal Shariat Court (FSC) determined the legality of surrogacy under Islamic law. In this case note, Abbasi analyzes the judgment of the FSC on surrogacy. Based on this analysis, he argues that this judgment signifies a historical … Continue reading Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan on Surrogacy: From Judicial Islamization of Laws to Judicial Legislation

Stanford Hiring for Law/Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies: Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law and Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position focused on law and legal institutions of Islam and/or Muslim societies in any time period. The successful applicant for this position will be jointly appointed in the Stanford Law School and one of the following departments within the School … Continue reading Stanford Hiring for Law/Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies: Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law and Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies

MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition

Deadline: August 15, 2017 The Middle East Studies Association invites submissions of graduate student research papers on any aspect of post 600 CE Middle East studies for the 2017 Graduate Student Paper Prize. The author of the winning paper will be presented with a certificate and $250 cash award at the Awards Ceremony at MESA's … Continue reading MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition