News from the Research Group on law in Islamic countries

Dörthe Engelcke elected to the Arab-German Young Academy

In November of 2022, Dörthe Engelcke, senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, was admitted to the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA). She was one of eleven early-career scholars selected for membership last year. more

Ido Shahar (University of Haifa, Israel): Rupture or Continuity in Muslim Family Law: A New Look at the ‘Interpretative Viability’ of Codified Sharīʿa

Guest lecture as part of our series “Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law” on 8 December 2022. more

PD Dr. Manfred Sing (University of Freiburg): Islamic Bioethics: Development, Characteristics, Challenges

Guest lecture as part of the series “Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law” on 6 October 2022. more

Professor Ahmed El Shamsy (University of Chicago): Is Islamic law ethical?

Guest lecture as part of the series “Afternoon Talks on Islamic Law” on 25 August 2022. more

Call for Papers: Succession in Islamic Law

The conference Succession in Islamic Law (Hamburg, 30 - 31 March 2023) addresses the role succession law played in Muslim communities in the past, how it unfolds today and what it implies for future generations. We invite contributions that address the intergenerational transfer of property in various historical and regional contexts. Abstracts may be submitted until 15 September 2022. more

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