Reinterpreting Islamic Law from Women to War

Reinterpreting Islamic Law from Women to War

Reinterpreting Islamic Law from Women to War

When: 5.30pm , Thursday 8 June 2017

Where: The University of Auckland Business School Lecture Theatre OGGB4, Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland

The LRF Visiting Scholar, Professor Raj Bhala presents this lecture. As a sacred legal system, Islamic Law (Sharī‘a) has prescribed sources for its rules. Four of them are agreed on, but additional sources are disputed. One of the most important such additional sources is independent reasoning (ijtihād).

This lecture will begin with an analysis of the conventional and controversial sources. It then will provide poignant examples of how they are used – and abused – in practice, such as domestic violence, women’s dress, abortion, drinking, laws of war, and terrorism. To register click HERE. For more information click HERE.