Islamic and Middle Eastern Law

Schedule FS 2017

Schedule and Information IMEL FS 2017 (PDF, 141 KB) (aktualisierte Version per 13.4.2017)

Date Lecturer Topics Content Lecture Reading Material Materials / Student Seminar Reading
20 February 2017 No Class
27 February 2017

Mon 10:15-12:00

Room: KOL-G-220 
 
Andrea Büchler Historical Overview and Sources of Islamic Law 1 Introduction

Historical and Political Context incl. key doctrinal differences between Sunnism and Shi'ism

Main messages of Islam

Sources of Islamic Law, Qur'an, Sunna, 'ijma, qiyas
 

 

LUOMI MARI, Sectarian Identities or Geopolitics? The Regional Shia-Sunni Divide in the Middle East, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Working Papers 2008, No. 56, 4-47 (PDF, 639 KB)

 

Slides
Islamic and Middle Eastern Law - An Introduction (Online Ressource)

Law and More (Online Ressource)

Slides Historical Overview and Sources 1 (PDF, 2992 KB) (neue Version per 23.2.2017)

No student seminar








 
6 March 2017

Mon 10:15-12:00

Room: KOL-G-220
Andrea Büchler Historical Overview and Sources of Islamic Law 2 The early Development of Islamic law

Formation of madhabs, usul al-fiqh


The closed door of ijtihad, taqlid

Historical Overview 16th-21th Century
      Student seminar:

 

HENLEY ALEXANDER D.M., Religious Authority and Sectarianism in Lebanon, Washington D.C. 2016, 1-34 (PDF, 3964 KB)

 

Slides Historical Overview and Sources 2 (PDF, 298 KB) (neue Version per 23.2.2017)

 

Slides Religious Authority and Sectarianism in Lebanon (PDF, 1944 KB)

13 March 2017

Mon 10:15-12:00

Room: KOL-G-220
Andrea Büchler Personal Status Law 1 Introduction and Marriage 
 
   
 
 
 
20 March 2017

Mon 10:15-12:00

Room: KOL-G-220
Andrea Büchler Personal Status Law 2 Divorce
 
 
 
 
 
27 March 2017

Mon 10:15-12:00

Room: KOL-G-220
Andrea Büchler Personal Status Law 3 Children and Inheritance  
 
 
 
 
3 April 2017

Mon 10:15-12:00

Room: KOL-G-220
Andrea Büchler Criminal Law Islamic Criminal Law in the Middle East  
 
 
 
10 April 2017

Mon 10:15-12:00

Room: KOL-G-220
Andrea Bücher Islamic Law in Europe 1 Introduction

European discourse

International Private Law

Legal pluralism
 
 
 
 
 

PIATTI-CROCKER ARIANA/TASCH LAMAN, Veil Bans in Western Europe: Interpreting Policy Diffusion, Journal of International Women's Studies Vol 16 (2015), 15-29 (PDF, 456 KB)

 

GÜNTHER URSULA ET AL., Researching Mahr in Germany: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Review of Middle East Studies Vol. 49 (2015), 23-37 (PDF, 162 KB)

 

Slides Islamic Law in Europe 1 and 2 (PDF, 72 KB)

 

Slides Veil bans in Western Europe: Interpreting Policy Diffusion (PDF, 10403 KB)

24 April 2017

Mon 10:15-13:00

Room: KOL-G-220
Andrea Büchler Islamic Law in Europe 2 See Islamic Law in Europe 1 Literature: see Islamic Law in Europe 1

TIGCHELAAR JET/JONKER MEREL, How is a Judicial Decision Made in Parental Religious Disputes? An analysis of determining factors in Dutch and European Court of Human Rights case law, Utrecht Law Review Vol. 12 (2016), 24-40 (PDF, 308 KB)

 

SABBE ALEXIA ET AL., Forced marriage: an analysis of legislation and political measures in Europe, Crime, Law and Social Change, Vol. 62 (2014), 171-189 (PDF, 375 KB)

 

CHARSLEY KATHARINE/LIVERSAGE ANIKA, Transforming Polygamy. Migration, transnationalism and multiple marriages among Muslim minorities, Global Networks Vol. 13 (2013), 60-78 (PDF, 217 KB) (neu per 6.4.2017)

 

SARDAR ALI SHAHEEN, From Muslim Migrants to Muslim Citizens in Griffith-Jones Robin (ed.), Islam and English Law, Cambridge/New York 2013, 157-175 (PDF, 478 KB) (neu per 13.4.2017)

 

Slides From Muslim Migrants to Muslim Citizens (PDF, 72 KB)

8 May 2017

Mon 10:15-12:00

Room: KOL-G-220
Ziba Mir-Hosseini Gender and Islamic law 1

Competin gender Perspectives

 

A closer examination of classical fiqh rulings

RAHMAN FAZLUR, Survey of Modernization of Muslim Family Law, International Journal of Middle East Studies 11 (1980), 451-465 (PDF, 343 KB)

 

MIR-HOSSEINI ZIBA, The Construction of Gender in Islamic Legal Thought: Strategies for Reform, Hawwa: Journal of Women in the Middle East and the Islamic World 1/1 (2003), 1-28 (PDF, 395 KB)

Viewing Divorce Iranian Style (1998)

 

MIR-HOSSEINI ZIBA, Making "Divorce Iranian Style", ISIM Newsletter 2 (1999), 17 (PDF, 149 KB)

 

Slides Gender and Islamic Law 1 (PDF, 219 KB)

 
12 May 2017

Fri 14:00-15:45

Room: KOL-G-220
Ziba Mir-Hosseini Gender an Islamic Law 2 Courts and practices: the cases of Iran and Morocco
 
 

ALI KECIA, Marriage Contracts in Islamic Jurisprudence, Feminist Sexual Ethics Project, Brandeis University, https://www.brandeis.edu/projects/fse/muslim/marriage.html

 

ALI KECIA, Divorce, Feminist Sexual Ethics Project, Brandeis University, https://www.brandeis.edu/projects/fse/muslim/divorce.html

 

RAHMAN FAZLUR, The Status of Women in Islam: A Modernist Interpretation, in Papanek H./Minault G. (eds.), Separate Worlds: Studies of Purdah in South Asia, Delhi: Chanakya, 1982, 285-310 (PDF, 876 KB)

 

Slides Gender and Islamic Law 2 (PDF, 169 KB)

 

Slides Marriage Contracts in Islamic Jurisprudence (PDF, 78 KB)

15 May 2017

Mon 10:15-12:00

Room: KOL-G-220
Ziba Mir-Hosseini Gender and Islamic Law 3

Legal Reforms & Gender Inequality

 

Male Guardianship (Qiwamah and Wilayah)

 

Debates for & Approaches to Change

 
MIR-HOSSEINI ZIBA/ANWAR ZAINAH, Decoding the "DNA of Patriarchy" in Muslim family laws, OpenDemocracy, 21 May 2012, available at https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/zainah-anwar-ziba-mir-hosseini/decoding-%e2%80%9cdna-of-patriarchy%e2%80%9d-in-muslim-family-laws

ALI KECIA, Progressive Muslims and Islamic Jurisprudence: The Necessity for Critical Engagement with Marriage and Divorce Law, in Safi Omid (ed.), Progressive Muslims ond Justice, Gender and Pluralism, Oxford: OneWorld, 2003, 161-189 (PDF, 1778 KB)

 

AL-HIBRI AZIZA, Islam, Law and Culture: Redefining Women's Rights, American University Journal of International Law and Policy, 12 (1997), 1-44 (PDF, 2819 KB)

 

Slides Gender and Islamic Law 3 (PDF, 266 KB)

 

Slides Progressive Muslims and Islamic Jurisprudence: The Necessity for Critical Engagement with Mariage and Divorce Law (PDF, 73 KB)

 
19 May 2017

Fri 14:00-15:45

Room: KO2-F-174
Ziba Mir-Hosseini Towards Egalitarian of Gender Rights 1 Searching for Egalitarian Gender rights from Within
KADIVAR MOHSEN, Revisiting Women's Rights in Islam: "Egalitarian Justice" in lieu of "Deserts-based Justice", in Mir-Hosseini Ziba/Larsen Lena/Moe Christian/Vogt Kari (eds.), Gender Equality in Muslim Family Law: Justice and Ethics in Islamic Legal Tradition, London: I.B. Tauris, 2013, 213-234, available at http://en.kadivar.com/2013/05/24/revisiting-womena-rights-in-islam/
 
 
 
 
 
 
22 May 2017

Mon 10:15-12:00

Room: KOL-G-220
Ziba Mir-Hosseini Towards Egalitarian of Gender Rights 2  

MIR-HOSSEINI ZIBA, Moral Contestations and Patriarchal Ethics: Women Challenging the Justice of Muslim Family Laws, in Heffner Robert (ed.), Shari'a and Islamic Ethics in Transition, Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2016, 62-82 (PDF, 538 KB)

 

Musawah Framework for Action, available at http://www.musawah.org/about-musawah/framework-action

 

OSLO COALITION ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND BELIEF, Justice Through Equality: Building Religious Knowledge for Legal Reform in Muslim Family Laws, Report, May 2013 (PDF, 357 KB)

 
 
 
29 May 2017 No Class