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Summer 2018

New Articles

This update includes new entries on Islam and Law (edited by Johnathan Brown) and new entries in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics (edited by Ayman Shabana). There are also several exclusive OISO articles, edited by Nyla Ali Khan (Kashmir), Kathleen Bailey (Central Asia), and Samar Habib (Gender and Sexuality).

Islam and Law
ʿAlbānī, Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-
Middle East: Iraq
Middle East: Isreal and Palestine
Middle East: Syria
North Africa: Libya
People of the Book
Saudi Arabia
Shaltūt, Mahmūd
South Asia: India
Southeast Asia: Indonesia
Southeast Asia: Malaysia
ʿUthmānī, Muḥammad Taqī

Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics
Agency
Birth Control
Castration
Conscientious Objection
Islamic Fiqh Academy of India
Institutionalization of Bioethical Deliberations
Law and Ethics in the Islamic Normative Tradition
Legal opinions
Pregnancy
Schools of Legal Thought
Sex Selection in Islamic Perspective

Exclusive OISO articles
Central Asia, Islamic Music in
Central Asia, Islamic Radicalism in
Cultural and Religious Pluralism in Kashmir
Jammu & Kashmir Lok Sabha Elections, 2014
Same-Sex Marriage in Islam

 


Letter from the Editor

In this update we feature a special Letter from the Editor by John Esposito, which discusses Shariah law.


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The Rohingya, Rising Asian Islamophobia, and the Tenuous State of Muslim-Buddhist Relations in Contemporary Southeast Asia, by Imtiyaz Yusuf.

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