Category: Islamic Law and Jurisprudence

Some Q&A on Islamic Law in Indonesian Law

Very recently a Ph.D Student from Bangladesh came to me and asked some questions regarding his research on inter-faith marriage in Bangladesh, with comparative analysis to a few other countries including Indonesia. There are a few questions which I think I need to share to clarify possible misunderstandings by non-Indonesians who are learning about Indonesian

Understanding Islam in the Human Rights Discourse: The Role of “Fundamental Responsibilities” at Islam’s Core

  Understanding Islam in the Human Rights Discourse: The Role of “Fundamental Responsibilities” at Islam’s Core By Fajri Matahati Muhammadin Debates on Islam and human rights are always hot and ongoing. It seems that most debates lie on a right-per-right comparison or particular issues in the Muslim world. Some take a more positive approach by

Should Muslims Argue Exceptionalism/Particularism in International Law?

  Abstract This mini-paper takes context of a Muslim mind in the current discourse of (Western) Universalism versus Exceptionalism/Particularism in international law. Typically an international human rights discussion is at the center of this. I observe that most Muslim international law scholars with righteous aqeedah choose to argue Exceptionalism/Particularism. I argue that, while they may