Essays & Updates

Essays & Updates

Separate And Unequal

Abstract: On May 11, 2019, the US federal government indicted 50 individuals, charging them with bribery and fraud in a widespread college admission scandal involving wealthy parents, coaches, administrators, and business executives, paying bribes to buy their children’s way into the nation’s elite schools. For weeks thereafter, the public discourse had become engaged primarily with […]

Contesting Justice: Women, Islam, Law, and Society

Contesting Justice: Women, Islam, Law, and Society Editorial Reviews Review “…[Souaiaia’s] ideas are illuminating … his examination of Qur’anic laws, particularly those concerning women, should resonate well in the international community. Moreover, he offers moderate Muslims a refreshing new approach to the sort of interpretations that have traditionally stifled women’s advancement.” ― Religion “Contesting Justice […]

Theories and Practices of Islamic Finance and Exchange Laws: Poverty of Interest

While Islamic scriptures clearly prohibit profiting from the poor, supposedly sharī’ah-compliant Islamic financial and exchange laws circumvent prohibitions and limitations on ribā, monopolism, debt, and risk while failing to address the fundamental purpose behind the prohibitions — mitigating poverty. This study provides a historical survey of the principles that shape Islamic finance and exchange laws, […]