REVISITING THE PRACTICE OF ISLAMIC LAW:
IDEAS AND INSTITUTIONS
Recently, Islamic law (or shari’ah) and its adoption in many Muslim countries have received tremendous attention from around the world. After Islamic family law has been adopted in many Muslim countries for years, some other areas of Islamic law follow to be adopted into state legal systems. These latest adoptions include Islamic laws of economy, penal, and politics, complementing or replacing gradually the Western laws. While such adoption is basically accepted, criticism has been raised over stipulations no longer compatible with contemporary ideas of law and social values. For example, criticism mounted when local Shari’ah-inspired regulations in Indonesia are considered to bring about discrimination against women. One of the problems seems that the Shari’ah teachings in many Muslim countries remain to focus Islamic law in its theological aspects disregarding the more practical dimensions of the law and its relationship with current ventures.
Al-Jami'ah is organizing an international conference on the latest studies of Islamic law. The papers are expected to discuss various issues, including: the history of Islamic law and Islamic court system, the practice of Islamic law both in classical and contemporary world; the application of Islamic law in Muslim countries (Islamic family law, Islamic economy law, Islamic penal law, and others); the conflict and tension between Islamic law, adat (local customs), and state interest; the views or voices of legal scholars and functionaries, feminist and other actors; formal and informal legal institutions; courts, fatwa council, etc; legal status of women and children in private and public spheres; globalization and Islamic law; ideas and practices of legal pluralism. Other interesting related topics are welcome.
THE SCHEDULE AND VENUE
The conference is to be held on 11-13 November 2016 in the Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (a specific venue to be announced later).
Abstract acceptance: 1 August - 20 September
Abstract selection: 1 October 2016
Paper Submission: 25 October - 5 November
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Arif Maftuhin : firstname.lastname@example.org
Al-Jamiah Research Centre
Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University