Law, Islam and The State
Research Seminar and Lecture
7th January 2016
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
1730: Lecture: Professor Mohammad Fadel (University of Toronto): " Islamic Constitutionalism as an Alternative Approach to Islamic Legal Reform"
During the day before the lecture, we are convening a research seminar bringing together researchers focussing on the relationship between Islam, as the system of belief and practice of Muslims, and Law, the regulation of human behaviour through a complex of rules, often enforced by a State or similar governing body. The programme information, including paper abstracts can be downloaded here.
0915 Introduction: Robert Gleave
Session 1: Constructing the Islam-Law Relationship
0930: Kumail Rajani: Sharīʿa: Legislative Delegation to the Prophet or the Word of God?
1000: Ryan Rittenberg: Ibn Ḥanbal and legal theory: the implications of his al-Radd ʿalā al-zanādiqa wa-l-jahmiyya
1030: Nathan Spannaus: “The Structural Relationship between Islamic Legal Institutions and State Power”
Session 2: Complicating the "Western" Values/"Sharia" Values dichotomy
1120: William Gallois: Ahmed Bey and R2P
1150: Salah al-Ansari: The clash and the harmony of Islamic and Western legal systems
Session 3: Rethinking Maqāṣid-State Doctrine
1330: David Warren: Reading Conceptual Change in Contemporary Islamic Thought: Conscious Choices and Unconscious Assumptions in the Work of Rashid al-Ghannushi
1400: Shahrul Hussein: Constitutionism and the Dār Issue: Understanding Non-Muslim Loyalty and Citizenship a Study of their Rights in Arms Trade
1430: Gianluca Parolin: Tareq El-Bishry on "political community" in the light of the maqāṣid doctrine.
Session 4: Islam, Law and Public Policy
1530: Ali-Reza Bhojani: The role for religion in a plural public sphere through the lens of an ʿAdliyya reading of Sharīʿa
1600: Asim Qureshi: Counter-extremism - an intersection between soft policy and hard law
1630: Closing remarks: Robert Gleave
Mohammad Fadel (University of Toronto): “Islamic Constitutionalism as an Alternative Approach to Islamic Legal Reform"
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