Tag Archives: islamic law

Survey shows dozens of Muslims think things we’re uncomfortable with!

The Wall Street Journal ran a headline a few days ago that was simply, “Britain’s Muslim Problem,” proving once and for all that the WSJ has be fully integrated into the Murdoch news machine, which is sad, but also a bit … Continue reading

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Homosexuality in Islam

Umar asked: Hey Jessica, I was wondering if you could make a post about homosexuality in Islamic history, i.e how open has it been, what were the reactions, etc. Thanks. — Okay, I guess to start with I should warn … Continue reading

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Modern hadith studies

Nader asked: Hi Jessica, A very nice blog attracting sincere and relevant questions 🙂 Congratulations for this job. I have been reading for a while papers dealing with the authenticity of the hadiths and I must admit I still didn’t … Continue reading

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Arabia, Wonderland, and Why We’re Still Obsessed with the Haram

ETA: I wrote this about a week ago, and then cleverly never remembered to actually publish it.  I’m brilliant!  It’s obviously a bit dated now, but hopefully still interesting to some people. I recognize that I’m the millionth person to … Continue reading

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Ramadan mubarak!

Ramadan mubarak! I’m still fumbling around without enough brainpower to write, but I am still obsessed with buzzfeed, which has a relatively cute post about fasting here. Also the Atlantic has done its traditional big, shiny picture spread of Ramadan … Continue reading

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Anti-sharia law vetoed in Missouri!

Breaking news!  An American lawmaker knows how the law works!! Okay, this really shouldn’t be big news, but considering how many states have tried to pass anti-sharia legislation, I wonder sometimes… The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, has vetoed a … Continue reading

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Schacht, Hallaq and Islamic law

Qolyehudi asked: I hope everything is well with you. I would like, if you have the time and feel for writing a little about it, to hear your opinion on the debate between the orientalists and the anti-orientalists in regards … Continue reading

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