COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Syllabus

Reading Reports

CALANDAR

January 21 - MLK Day

January 23 - Introduction to seminar and requirements

January 28 - Schacht, 1-75

January 30 - Schacht, 76-111

February 4 - Schacht, 112-160

February 6 - Schacht, 160-211

February 11 - Mukhtasar of Quduri, chapters 1-5 Ritual law, with tables on zakat

February 13 - Mukhtasar of Quduri, chapters 6-9 Financial matters and contracts 1

February 18 - Mukhtasar of Quduri, chapters 10-22 Financial matters and contracts 2

February 20 - Mukhtasar of Quduri, chapters 23-43 Law of persons

February 25 - Mukhtasar of Quduri, chapters 44-50 Criminal law 1

February 27 - Mukhtasar of Quduri, chapters 51-58 Criminal law 2

March 4 - Mukhtasar of Quduri, chapter 59 Siyar [with selections from Ibn Rushd]

March 6 - Mukhtasar of Quduri, chapters 60-62 Bequests

March 11 - Spring Break

March 13 - Spring Break

March 18 -

March 20 - Mukhtasar, chs. 48 (highway robbery) and 59 (siyar)

March 25 - Davis, Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters, chs. 1 and 2

March 27 - Robinson, Neck Sealing

April 1 - Sadeghi, Criterion for Emending the Quran

April 3 - Jaziri, Menstruation

April 8 - Ceasarean Moon Births

April 10 - Aleem v. Aleem

April 15 - (finish discussion of Aleem v Aleem)

April 17 - Hanshaw, American Muslims, Islamic Law and U.S. Courts in Conflict, ch. 5 and 6

April 22 - (finish discussion of Aleem v Aleem)

April 24 - Over the weekend, please watch the rest of John Witte's lecture at Berkeley, as well as his Conversations with History interview (below the fold). Please also spend a little time on youtube, poking around in the bowel's Anjem Choudary's mind (search on his name and 'shariah' and/or shariah4UK).

April 29 - NYT, Don't Fear Islamic Law in America (here) and CFR, Islam: Governing Under Sharia (at CFR). If you're writing a reading report for today, feel free to depart from standard form, and engage in a more substantive debate with the ideas of these short pieces.

May 1 - Niaz Shah, The 2006 Women Protection Act of Pakistan (2010)

May 6 - Wrapping up; dossiers due

READINGS

Joseph Schacht, An Introduction to Islamic Law. Oxford, 1982.

The Mukhtasar Al-Quduri: A Manual of Islamic Law according to the Hanafi School, Ta-Ha Publishers (May 13, 2010).