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Articles

"Islamic Law Reform: Between Reinterpretation and Democracy." 18 Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (2013-15), pp. 44-90 (date of actual publication July 2017)

"Nature, Revelation and the State in Pre-Modern Sunni Theological, Legal and Political Thought", The Muslim World, vol. 106 (2016), pp. 271-290.

"Islamic Law and Constitution-Making: The Authoritarian Temptation and the Arab Spring", Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 53, 2 (2016).

"Religious Law, Family Law and Arbitration: Shari'a and Halakha in America", 90 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 163 (2015).

"Islamic Law Reform: Between Reinterpretation and Democracy," Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law Online, 18, 44-90 (2014).

Had It Been From Other Than God, They Would Have Found Therein Much Contradiction.” 15 J. Islamic L. & Culture 26 (2014).

Is There a Future for an Arab Human Rights Mechanism? Not Without Democracy,Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 32,1 March 2014, pp. 5-7.

Possibilities for Democratization in the Wake of the Exclusion of Political Islam in Egypt and the Arab World.” Rowaq Arabi, no. 65/66, Cairo Institute for Human Rights (2014), pp. 157-71. (In Arabic) (Journal Introduction, in English, can be found here)

Theology, Torture and the United States: Do Abrahamic Religions Have Anything Meaningful to Say?The Muslim World. Volume 103, Issue 2, pages 223–228, April 2013.

"Judicial Institutions, the Legitimacy of Islamic State Law and Democratic Transition in Egypt: Can a Shift Toward Common Law Model of Adjudication Improve the Prospects of a Successful Democratic Transition?" International Journal of Constitutional Law (2013), Vol. 11 No. 3, 646–665.

"Seeking an Islamic Reflective Equilibrium: A Response to Abdallahi A. An-Na'im's Complementary, Not Competing, Claims of Law and Religion: An Islamic Perspective." Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 39, p. 1257, 2013

"Muslim Reformists, Female Citizenship and the Public Accommodation of Islam in Liberal Democracy," Politics and Religion, 5 (2012), 2–35. (link to Journal)

"Modernist Islamic Political Thought and the Egyptian and Tunisian Revolutions of 2011," 3 Middle East Last and Governance 94-104.

"Public Corruption and the Egyptian Revolution of January 25: Can Emerging International Anti-Corruption Norms Assist Egypt Recover Misappropriated Public Funds?," 52 Harvard International Law Journal (2011). 

"Is Historicism a Viable Strategy for Islamic Legal Reform? The Case of 'Never Shall a Folk Prosper Who Have Appointed a Women to Rule Them'," 18 Islamic Law & Society 131-176 (2011).

"A Tragedy of Politics or an Apolitical Tragedy?," 131(1) Journal of the American Oriental Society (2011).

"Back to the Future: The paradoxical Revival of Aspirations for an Islamic State," 14(1) Review of Constitutional Studies (2009).

"Islamic Politics and Secular Politics: Can They Co-Exist?", 25(1) Journal of Law & Religion (2009).

"BCE and the Long Shadow of American Corporate Law" 48 Canadian Business Law Journal 190 (2009).

Commentator on "The Global Importance of 'Illiberal moderates', an Exchange: Partners in Peace to Precede a Concert of Democracies," Amitai Etzioni et al., 21, 2 Cambridge Review of International Affairs (June 2008), pp. 165-167.

Ribâ, Efficiency and Prudential Regulation: Preliminary Thoughts” 25 Wisconsin Journal of International Law 655 (2008).

"Public Reason as a Strategy for Principled Reconciliation: The Case of Islamic Law and International Human Rights" 8(1) Chicago Journal of International Law 1 (Summer 2007).

"The True, the Good and the Reasonable: The Theological and Ethical Roots of Public Reason in Islamic Law" (2008) 21:1 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 5.

"Classical Religious Perspectives of Adoption Law" (2004) 79 Notre Dame Law Review 693. (with D. Pollack, C.Reid, & M. Bleich).

"In the Name of God" Legal Times, December 22, 2003 50-51.  

"Reinterpreting the Guardian's Role in the Islamic Contract of Marriage: The Case of the Maliki School" (1998) 3:1 The Journal of Islamic Law 1.

"Two Women, One Man: Knowledge, Power and Gender in Medieval Sunni Legal Thought" (1997) 29 International Journal of Middle East Studies 185.

"The Social Logic of Taqlid and the Rise of the Mukhtasar" (1996) 3:2 Islamic Law and Society 193.

"Ibn al-Hajar's Hady al-Sari: A Medieval Theory of the Structure of al-Bukhari's Al-Jami` al-Sahih, Introduction and Translation" (Summer 1995) 54:3 Journal of Near Eastern Studies 161.

"Fatwas and Social History" (October 1996) 8:2 Al-'Usur al-Wusta: the Bulletin of Middle East Medievalists 32-33, 59.
 

Book Chapters

"Authority in Ibn Abî Zayd al-Qayrawânî's Kitâb al-nawâdir wa al-ziyâdât 'alâ mâ fî al-mudawwana min ghayrihâ min al-ummahât: The Case of the 'The Chapter of Judgments' (Kitâb al-aqÃiya),"  in The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning: Studies presented to Wadad Kadi, ed. Maurice A. Pomerantz and Aram A. Shahin (Brill, 2016) pp. 207-226.

"Egyptian Revolutionaries’ Unrealistic Expectations" in Egypt beyond Tahrir Square, edited by Bessma Momani and Eid Mohamed (Indiana University Press, 2016) pp. 28-40.

"The Implications of Fiqh al-Aqalliyyat (Jurisprudence of Minorities) for the Rights of Non-Muslim Minorities in Muslim Majority Countries" in The Question of Minorities in Islam: Theoretical Perspectives and Case Studies,ed.  Mohamed El-Tahir El-Mesawi (The Other Press, 2015) pp..83-106.

"A Tale of Two Massacres: Charlie Hebdo and Utoya Island," in After the Paris Attacks: Responses in Canada, Europe and Around the Globe,” edited by Edward M. Iacobucci and Stephen J. Toope (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015), pp. 29-42.

"State and Sharia" in The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law, Rudolph Peters, ed. (Surrey: Ashgate, 2014), pp. 93107.

Istafti qalbaka wa in aftaka al-nas wa aftuka: The Ethical Obligations of the Muqallid Between Autonomy and Trust,” in Islamic Law in Theory: Studies on Jurisprudence in Honor of Bernard Weiss, eds. A. Kevin Reinhart and Robert Gleave, (Leiden: Brill, 2014) pp. 105-126. For abstract click here.

"Evaluating the recent changes of the Mudawwana in the light of the Maliki School of Jurisprudence" in al-Madhhab al-Maliki fi Siyaqatihi al-Mu`asira: Ashghal al-Nadwa al-'Akadimiyya al-Dawliyya al-Mun'aqida Ayyam 21-22-23, Rabi' al-Nabawi, 1433, al-Muwafiq 14-15-16 February, 2012 bi-Qasr al-Mu'tamarat bi-Fas, al-Maghrib, edited by Hamza al-Kattani, 'Abdallah Ba al-Nasr al-'Alawi, and Muhammad al-'Alami (al-Rabita al-Muhammadiyya li'l-`ulama: Morocco, 2013), pp. 527-39.

"'No Salvation Outside Islam': Muslim Modernists, Democratic Citiznship and Islamic Theological Exclusivism," in Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question, ed. Mohammad Hassan Khalil, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

"Political Liberalism, Islamic Family Law and Family Law Pluralism: Lessons from New York on Family Law Arbitration," in Marriage and Divorce in a Multi-Cultural Context: Reconsidering the Boundaries of Civil Law and Religion, ed. Joel Nichols, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

"Too Far From Tradition", in "Islam and the Challenge of Democracy" (2003) 28 Boston Review: a Political and Literary Forum 20-21.

"Istihsan is Nine-Tenths of the Law: The Puzzling Relationship of Usul to Furu' in the Maliki Madhhab" in  Bernard Weiss, ed., Studies in Islamic Law and Society (Brill 2002) 161-76.

"Rules, Judicial Discretion and the Rule of Law in Nasrid Granada" in Robert Gleave, ed., Islamic Law: Theory and Practice (I.B. Tauris 1997) 49-86.

Public Scholarship and Blogs

"Anxieties of Democracy," Forum, Boston Review, September 2015.

Toward a More Democratic Egypt: Lesson’s from January 25’s Failures,” Muftah, April 22, 2014.

The Future of Political Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian Politics,” The Immanent Frame, March 19, 2014.

What Killed Egyptian Democracy?” Forum, Boston Review, January 2014.

The Charter of Quebec Values,” The Immanent Frame, Off the Cuff, February 20, 2014.

Revolution, Legitimacy and State Formation in Sunnī Political Theology,” in Political Theology and Islamic Studies Symposium, on the Political Theology Today Blog, August 9, 2013.

Egyptian Elections,” The Immanent Frame, Off the Cuff, July 2, 2012.

National Public Radio, Democracy, Islam and Egypt’s Economy, on “To the Point,” Dec. 6, 2011.

Why Egyptian Progressives Should Be Chanting ‘Economy First,’” Middle East Channel – Foreign Policy, July 18, 2011.

“Labor and the Future of the Egyptian Revolution,” The Middle East Channel – Foreign Policy, Feb. 28, 2011, available at (http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/02/28/labor_and_the_future_of_the_egyptian_revolution).

“Can Black Swans Lead to a Sustainable Arab-Israeli Peace,” The Middle East Channel – Foreign Policy, Feb. 2, 2011, available at (http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/02/02/can_black_swans_lead_to_a_sustainable_arab_israeli_peace).

“The Supreme Court’s Troubling Decision on ‘Material Support,’” The Middle East Channel – Foreign Policy, June 23, 2010, available at (http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/06/23/unsurprised_but_still_disappointed).

“The Supreme Court and Material Support for Terrorist Organizations,” The Middle East Channel – Foreign Policy, March 10, 2010, available at (http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/03/10/the_supreme_court_and_material_support_for_terrorist_organizations?hidecomments=yes).

“The Future of the Middle East,” The Blue and White, March 9, 2011, available at (http://theblueandwhite.ca/article/2011/03/09/09/11/27/january-25-egyptian-revolution.html).

“What’s Next for Egypt,” The Mark, Feb. 14, 2011, available at (http://www.themarknews.com/articles/4088-what-s-next-for-egypt).

“Why Egyptians Should Insist That Citizen Mubarak Stay,” Palestine Note, Feb. 2, 2011, available at (http://palestinenote.com/blogs/blogs/archive/2011/02/02/why-egyptians-should-insist-that-citizen-mubarak-stay.aspx#comments).

Book Reviews

"The Islamic Marriage Contract: Case Studies in Islamic Family Law," Edited by Asifa Quraishi and Frank E. Vogel, Journal of Islamic Studies 2011.

International Treaties (Mu'āhadāt) in Islam: Theory and Practice in Light of Islamic International Law (Siyar) according to Orthodox Schools, Labeed Ahmed Bsoul, 27,1 American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (2010) pp. 128-132.

Original Islam: Mālik and the Madhhab of Madīna, Ysin Dutton, Journal of Islamic Studies (2010).

The Islamic School of Law: Evolution, Devolution, and Process, Edited by Peri Bearman, Rudolph Peters and Frank Vogel, Journal of Islamic Studies 2009 20(2): 259-263.

Shari'a: Islamic Law in Contemporary Context, eds. Abbas Amanat and Frank Griffel, 24,2 Journal of Law and Religion 101 (2008-2009).

Structural Interrelations of Theory and Practice in Islamic Law: A Study of Six Works of Medieval Islamic Jurisprudence, Ahmad Atif Ahmad, Studies in Islamic Laws and Society, Brill, ed. Ruud Peters and Bernard Weiss, 40,4 International Journal of Middle East Studies 680-682 (2008).

Islamic Law and the Challenge of Modernity, ed. Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad and Barbara Freyer Stowasser, 24,1 American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 98-102 (2007).

A History of the Early Islamic Law of Property -- Reconstructing the Legal Development, 7th-9th centuries, Hiroyuki Yanagihashi, Studies in Islamic Law and Society, Brill, ed. Ruud Peters and Bernard Weiss, 18(1) Journal of Islamic Studies 100-102 (2007).

Law and Power in the Islamic World, Sami Zubaida, 16 Journal of Islamic Studies No. 1, 72-74 (2005).

Between the State and Islam, Charles E. Butterworth and I. William Zartman, eds., Middle East Studies Association Bulletin (Summer 2002), pp. 62-63.

Studies in Modern Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, by Oussama Arabi, 9 Islamic Law and Society 423-25 (2002).

Analogical Reasoning in Islamic Jurisprudence: a Study of the Juridical Principle of Qiyas, by Ahmad Hasan, 15 Journal of Law and Religion 359-62 (2001).

The Rule of Law in the Middle East and the Islamic World: Human Rights and the Judicial Process, Eugene Cotran and Mai Yamani, eds., 18 American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences No. 4 167-171 (2001).

Ibn Rushd wa kitabuhu al-muqaddimat, by al-Mukhtar b. al-Tahir al-Talili, Al-'Usur al-Wusta: The Bulletin of Middle East Medievalists 6, 1 (1994), pp. 23-24.

Muhadarat fi tarikh al-madhhab al-maliki fi'l-gharb al-islami, Al-'Usur al-Wusta: The Bulletin of Middle East Medievalists 6, 1 (1994), pp. 24-25.
 

Encyclopedia Articles

"Arbitration," Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, ed. Gerhard Böwering (Princeton University Press) (2013).

"Contracts," Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, ed. Gerhard Böwering (Princeton University Press) (2013).

"Collective Obligations," Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, ed. Gerhard Böwering (Princeton University Press) (2013).

"Judicial Courts," Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, ed. Gerhard Böwering (Princeton University Press) (2013).

"History of Islamic International Law," Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, ed. Dr. Frauke Lachenmann et al. (Oxford).

"Public Authority (Sultan)," Oxford Encyclopedia of Legal History, ed. Stanley N. Katz (Baber Johansen, Islamic Law editor) (2009).

"Public Law and Private Law," Oxford Encyclopedia of Legal History, ed. Stanley N. Katz (Baber Johansen, Islamic Law editor) (2009).

"Proof and Procedure in Islamic Law," Oxford Encyclopedia of Legal History, ed. Stanley N. Katz (Baber Johansen, Islamic Law editor) (2009).

"Forum, Exterior (Zahir), and Interior Forum (Batin)," Oxford Encyclopedia of Legal History, ed. Stanley N. Katz (Baber Johansen, Islamic Law editor) (2009).

"Torture," Oxford Encyclopedia of Legal History, ed. Stanley N. Katz (Baber Johansen, Islamic Law editor) (2009).

"Murder," Encylopaedia of the Qur'an, ed. Jane Damen McAuliffe (Brill).

"Punishments and Chastisements," Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an, ed. Jane Damen McAuliffe (Brill).

"Islamic Law," Encyclopedia of Islam in America, ed. Jocelyn Cesari (2007).

"Law and Jurisprudence," The Encyclopedia of Medieval Islamic Civilization, ed. Joseph W. Meri (Routledge) (2006).

"Schools of Jurisprudence," The Encyclopedia of Medieval Islamic Civilization, ed. Joseph W. Meri (Routledge) (2006).

"Hiraba, or Brigandage," The Encyclopedia of Medieval Islamic Civilization, ed. Joseph W. Meri (Routledge) (2006).

"International Law, Regional Developments: Islam", Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, ed. Frauke Lachenmann.Back to TopG

 

Guest Appearances

Who Speaks for Islam, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, November 5, 2014.

Carlo Dade and Mohammad Fadel : The U.S. Election, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, October 25, 2012.

Following the Arab Spring, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, May 5, 2012.

Egypt's Unfinished Revolution, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, November 25, 2011.

Five Questions About 9/11, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, September 9, 2011.

Arab World Prospects, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, August 5, 2011.

Arab Spring: No Thaw for Israel, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, May 9, 2011.

Middle East Expectations, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, March 31, 2011.

This Revolution was Televised, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Feb. 11, 2011.

The Debate: Arabs Reflect on Change, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Feb. 8, 2011.

The Battle Over Egypt, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Feb. 2, 2011.

East vs. West, The Agenda with Steve Paiken, December 13, 2010.

Who is a Moderate Muslim?, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, November 25, 2010.

After Nasser, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, September 23, 2010.

Talking Philosophy: Secularism, “Ideas with Paul Kennedy,” Canadian Broadcast Corporation, April 19-20, 2010. (Part 1 and  Part 2 - audio only)

Reasonable Accommodation, Canadian Broadcast Corporation, April 19, 2010.

“The End of History?” at 20, “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” Feb. 12, 2010.

Censorship and Forbidden Reading, “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” Dec. 9, 2009.

Jihad, “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” Jan. 22, 2009.

Islamic Finance, “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” May 16, 2008.

Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Human Rights Commissions, “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” January 21, 2008.