Book on “Islam, Sharia and Alternative Dispute Resolution” — Video Interview with Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee on his book— Institute of Ismaili studies UK

Interview with Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee on Islam, Sharia and Alternative Dispute Resolution October 2013 Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee ( photo courtesy IIS UK) (Click here to watch the video at source) Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee’s book, “Islam, Sharia and Alternative Dispute Resolution” examines both Sunni and Shi‘a applications of Islamic law, demonstrating how political, cultural and other…

Tajik women face divorce epidemic – BBC News story

Gulhumor (in blue) had to move back in with her parents after her divorce Growing numbers of Tajik women are being divorced by husbands working away in Russia, leading to serious social issues, reports the BBC’s Rayhan Demytrie from Tajikistan. “When I moved back here, my youngest daughter was only four. Now she is eight…

Sharia: Myths, Facts & the U.S. Constitution – Dr. Tariq Ramadan

Dr. Tariq Ramadan speaks at Shura Council event on April 17, 2012 on Religious Freedom and the US Constitution. Dr. Tariq Ramadan is a Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University. He also taught at several colleges and universities in different European countreis. Ramadan established the Mouvement des…

Institute of Ismaili Studies Alumni Explore the Theme of Shari‘a in Contemporary Times – IIS News on the Academic Seminar in Istanbul

  March 2012 Thirty IIS alumni from across Asia, Europe and North America came together in Istanbul, Turkey, in November 2011 to discuss the theme Contested Landscape: Shari‘a Today. The Academic Seminar provided an opportunity for the alumni to engage with scholars specialising in the field and discuss shari‘a and its relevance to ethical, intellectual…