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ILS Conference 2018

The IX Islamic Legal Studies Conference, convened by the International Society for
Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS), will be held under the auspices of the Universities of
Helsinki and Tampere, Finland, June 69, 2018.The conference is open to the public;
for information regarding attendance or to register, please contact Susanne Dahlgren

The conference will be divided into two parts. In the first, which will take place in
Helsinki on June 6, a keynote address and an invited panel of five speakers will
present on Islamic Law and the Relationship between Ruler and Ruled. The keynote
will be given by Frank Vogel (Harvard Law School), who will explore Sharia doctrine
regarding legal status of the governed. It will be followed by a panel made up of
Lena Salaymeh (Tel Aviv University), Christian Mller (CNRS, Paris), Rob Gleave
(University of Exeter), Evgenia Kermeli (Haceteppe University, Ankara), and Mulki al-
Sharmani (University of Helsinki), who will each present case studies from different
periods evidencing the shaping and reconstituting of subjecthood in legal practice.
The second part, which will take place in Tampere over two-and-a-half days, will
consist of twenty diverse presentations divided among five panels. See the Program

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (Small Festival Hall, University of Helsinki)
13:00 Welcome: ISILS President, Peri Bearman (Harvard Law School)
Keynote Lecture, Frank Vogel (Harvard Law School)
14:0017:00 Panel I: Islamic Law and the Relationship between Ruler and Ruled
Lena Salymeh (Tel Aviv University)
Christian Mller (CNRS, Paris)
Rob Gleave (University of Exeter)
Evgenia Kermeli (Haceteppe University, Ankara)
Mulki al-Sharmani (University of Helsinki)

Thursday, June 7, 2018 (Auditorium, University of Tampere)

9:3012:00 Panel II: The Court and Islamic Law
Sohaira Siddiqui (Georgetown University): Contesting Anglo-Muhammadan Law in
Colonial Courtrooms
Ari Schriber (Harvard University): Functionalization of the Moroccan Q: The
Statut des Cadis Decree of 1937-1938
Erin E. Stiles (University of Nevada): Who Is an Heir? Legal Pluralism and
Inheritance Disputes in and out of Zanzibars Islamic Courts
Dominik Krell (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law,
Hamburg): The Concept of the Best Interests of the Child in Saudi Arabian Courts

14:0017:00 Panel III: Women and Islamic Law

Marion Holmes Katz (New York University): Is Marriage Really Like a Sale? Marriage
and Its Metaphors in the Fifth-Sixth Century AH/Eleventh-Twelfth Century CE
Delfina Serrano (CSIC, Madrid): Legal Views on the Duration of Pregnancy and Their
Impact on Islamic Notions of Paternity (nasab): Past and Present
Rozaliya Garipova (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan): An Islamic Legal Debate on
Anchored Women in the Russian Empire
Irene Schneider (University of Gttingen): Divorce Gaza style: The tamm of 2016
Ayang Utriza Yakin (Universit Catholique, Louvain): Women, Right to Sexual
Pleasure, and Malu: Sexual Enjoyment, Impotence, and Modesty in Indonesian
Religious Courts

Friday, June 8, 2018 (Auditorium, University of Tampere)

9:3012:00 Panel IV: Fiqh Discourse I
Ron Shaham (Hebrew University, Jerusalem): Legal Maxims (qawid fiqhiyya) in
Ysuf al-Qaradaws Jurisprudence and Legal Opinions
Serena Tolino (University of Hamburg): Eunuchs in Islamic Law: The Gender of
Castrated Men in the Islamic Legal Discourse
Faris Zwirahn (Princeton University): Your Marriage Contract Is Unlawful: The
Validity of Virtual Communication Technology in Islamic Law
Carlo De Angelo (University of Naples): The Salafi Conception of wal wa-bar and
Muslims Integration into Western Societies: A Negative Impact

14:0015:30 Panel V: Islamic Law and Governance

Maribel Fierro (CSIC, Madrid): The Ruler and the Invocation after Prayer: A Legal
Debate in the Medieval Maghrib
Gianluca Parolin (Agha Khan University, London): Al-ahw Translating the 1814
French Charter: Crafting a New Semiotics of Law and Governance in 19th-Century
Knut S. Vikr (University of Bergen): Imamate and Sultanate in Twentieth-Century
Ib Thought
ISILS Business Meeting

Conference Dinner, Finlayson Palace

Saturday, June 9, 2018 (Auditorium, University of Tampere)
9:3012:00 Panel VI: Fiqh Discourse II
Steven Judd (Southern Connecticut State University): Muammad al-Marwazs
Treatment of Sufyn al-Thawr in his Ikhtilf al-fuqah
Nurit Tsafrir (Tel Aviv University): The Persian Influence on the Irq anaf Law:
Some Notes on Its Literary Aspect
Arzoo Osanloo (University of Washington): Preserving Right, Forgiving Wrong:
Mercys Law in Iranian Criminal Sanctions
Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen (University of Copenhagen): Featuring Fiqh