Book Review

Manchester Journal of Transnational Islamic Law & Practice

ISSN 2633-6626

Call for Book Reviews 2021 Issue

The Manchester Journal of Transnational Islamic Law & Practice (MJTILP) is pleased to announce the call for book reviews for its forthcoming issue. MJTILP is a peer reviewed journal recently accepted to be listed in Scopus, which is available at the and can also be accessed on HeinOnline.

We would like to invite reviewers to review a number of recently published books that may be of interest to the Islamic law scholars and researchers. Books will be allocated for review on a first-come-first-served basis and you would have about one month to carry out the review. If you are interested in reviewing one of these books, please email Dr Khaled Bashir ( with the name of book you are interested in reviewing and we will arrange for a copy (paper or online format) to be sent to you.

We also invite readers to propose books that they wish to review. Books should be rooted in scholarly analysis and critique and/or empirical study of Islamic law and can be targeted at practitioners or written primarily for scholars in the field of Islamic law. Kindly send the titles to Dr Khaled Bashir.

Submission Guidelines: Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word format and double-spaced (including quotations, excerpts, and footnotes). To facilitate our anonymous review process, submissions are to be prepared for anonymous review. Include a cover page with the author’s name, affiliation, title, and email address. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and when used should follow OSCOLA referencing guide. Deadline for submission of review for the forthcoming Issue is June 30th, 2021.

Recommended Format: A good book review provides a quick overview of the main ideas in the text. Also helpful is an account of how the book fits into, or engages in, an on-going philosophical debate. While not required, a compare and contrast approach can be useful to demonstrate both the main ideas and unique positioning of a book. An overview for a book review is good when it is broad and concise, including all and only the main points of the text. A good book review evaluates the text and deploys an argument regarding how successful the book is in achieving its own goals. This may, but need not, involve substantive disagreement with the argumentation found in the text. Many reviews will be best when they: (i) begin with any important background information (e.g. author biography); (ii) provide a summary of the contents of the book; and (iii) end with the reviewer’s evaluations.

The currently available books (courtesy of our good friends at Edward Elgar, Palgrave Macmillan, Cambridge University Press, Routledge, Oxford and Ashgate Publishers) are:

Islamic Law in a Nutshell

Haider Ala Hamoudi

ISBN: 9781628100426

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

Islamic Banking and Finance: Definitive Texts and Cases

Omar Masood

ISBN: 978-0-230-33839-5

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Stephen H. Jones

ISBN: 9781838605858

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Halal Cryptocurrency Management

Edited by Mohd Ma'Sum Billah

ISBN: 978-3-030-10748-2

Publisher: Palgrave

Migration and Islamic Ethics: Issues of Residence, Naturalization and Citizenship


Editors: Ray Jureidini and Said Fares Hassan

ISBN: 978-90-04-41734-2

Publisher: Brill

Behind the Veil: A Critical Analysis of European Veiling Laws

Neville Cox,

ISBN: 978 1 78897 084 6

Publisher: Edward Elgar

Islamic Economics and Finance: A European Perspective

Edited by Jonathan Langton, Cristina Trullols and Abdullah Q. Turkistani

ISBN: 978-0-230-30027-9

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Encyclopaedia of Islamic Insurance, Takaful and Retakaful

Edited by Mohd Ma’Sum Billah and Ezzedine Ghlamallah,

ISBN: 978 1 78811 582 7

Publisher: Edward Elgar

Gender, Religion, Extremism: Finding Women in Anti-Radicalization

Katherine E. Brown

ISBN: 9780190075699

Publisher: OUP

Halal Food: A History

Febe Armanios and Bogac Ergene

ISBN: 9780190088408

Publisher: OUP

Law, Empire, and the Sultan: Ottoman Imperial Authority and Late Hanafi Jurisprudence

Samy A. Ayoub

ISBN: 9780190092924

Publisher: OUP

al-Muwaṭṭaʾ, the Royal Moroccan Edition: The Recension of Yaḥyā Ibn Yaḥyā al-Laythī

Mālik b. Anas

Harvard Series in Islamic Law 8

Edited by Mohammad Fadel and Connell Monette

ISBN 9780674241350

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Human Rights in Islamic North Africa

E. Ike Udogu

ISBN-10: 1476680655

Publisher: McFarland

Islam, Law and the Modern State: (Re)imagining Liberal Theory in Muslim Contexts (Iclars Series on Law and Religion)

Arif A. Jamal

ISBN-13: 978-0367893729

Publisher: Routledge

al-Muwaṭṭaʾ, the Royal Moroccan Edition: The Recension of Yaḥyā Ibn Yaḥyā al-Laythī

Mālik b. Anas

Edited by Mohammad Fadel, Connell Monette

ISBN 9780674241350

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Islam and International Criminal Law and Justice

Tallyn Gray

ISBN-13: 978-8283481884

Publisher: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher

Law and the Wearing of Religious Symbols in Europe Hardcover

Erica Howard

ISBN: 9780367178901

Publisher: Routledge

Corpus Juris of Islamic International Criminal Justice

Farhad Malekian

ISBN-13: 978-1527513907

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

International Law and Islam: Historical Explorations

Brill’s Arab and Islamic Laws Series, Volume: 14

Edited by Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral and Ayesha Shahid

ISBN: 978-90-04-38837-6

Publisher: Brill

Islamic Law and the Law of Armed Conflict: The Armed Conflict in Pakistan

Niaz A. Shah

ISBN: 978-0-415-56396-3

Publisher: Routledge

The Impact of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women on the Domestic Legislation in Egypt

Brill’s International Studies in Human Rights, Volume: 124

Nora Salem

ISBN: 978-90-04-34684-0

Publisher: Brill

National Trials of International Crimes in Bangladesh: Transitional Justice as Reflected in Judgments

M. Rafiqul Islam

ISBN: 978-90-04-38938-0

Publisher: Brill

Dār al-Islām Revisited Territoriality in Contemporary Islamic Legal Discourse on Muslims in the West

Brill’s Muslim Minorities, Volume: 29

Sarah Albrecht

ISBN: 978-90-04-36454-7

Publisher: Brill

Ottoman Law of War and Peace: The Ottoman Empire and Its Tribute-Payers from the North of the Danube

Viorel Panaite

ISBN: 978-90-04-40637-7

Publisher: Brill

Studies in Legal Hadith

Series: Studies in Islamic Law and Society, Volume: 47

Hiroyuki Yanagihashi

ISBN: 978-90-04-39109-3

Publisher: Brill

Early Islamic Law in Basra in the 2nd/8th Century: Aqwal Qatadah b. Da'amah al-Sadusi

Brill’s Islamic History and Civilization, Volume: 142

Edited by Abdulrahman al-Salimi

ISBN: 978-90-04-33947-7

Publisher: Brill

Enlightening Europe on Islam and the Ottomans: Mouradgea d’Ohsson and His Masterpiece

Brill’s The History of Oriental Studies, Volume: 5

Carter Vaughn Findley

ISBN: 978-90-04-36312-0

Publisher: Brill

The European Court of Human Rights and the Freedom of Religion or Belief: The 25 Years since Kokkinakis

Brill’s Studies in Religion, Secular Beliefs and Human Rights, Volume: 13

Edited by Jeroen Temperman, T. Jeremy Gunn and Malcolm D. Evans

ISBN: 978-90-04-34690-1

Publisher: Brill

An Islamic Court in Context: An Ethnographic Study of Judicial Reasoning

Erine E. Stiles

ISBN: 978-0-230-61740-7

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

State, Religion and Muslims: Between Discrimination and Protection at the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Levels

Series: Muslim Minorities, Volume: 33

Edited by Melek Saral and Şerif Onur Bahçecik

ISBN: 978-90-04-42151-6

Publisher: Brill

From Transnational Relations to Transnational Law: Northern European Laws at the Crossroads

Edited by Anne Hellum, Shaheen Sardar Ali and Anne Griffiths

ISBN: 978-1-4094-1896-2

Publisher: Routledge

Minority Religions under Irish Law: Islam in National and International Context

Brill | Nijhoff’s Muslim Minorities, Volume: 31

Edited by Kathryn O'Sullivan

ISBN: 978-90-04-39823-8

Publisher: Brill

How Muftis Think Islamic Legal Thought and Muslim Women in Western Europe

Brill’s Studies in Islamic Law and Society, Volume: 44

Lena Larsen

ISBN: 978-90-04-36779-1

Publisher: Brill

Dār al-islām / dār al-ḥarb: Territories, People, Identities

Brill’s Studies in Islamic Law and Society, Volume: 40

Edited by Giovanna Calasso and Giuliano Lancioni

ISBN: 978-90-04-33103-7

Publisher: Brill

Modern Islamic Investment Management: Principles and Practices

Mohd Ma'Sum Billah

ISBN: 978-3-030-17627-3

Publisher: Palgrave

Human Rights and Islam: An Introduction to Key Debates between Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Abdullah Saeed,

ISBN: 978 1 78471 657 8

Publisher: Edward Elgar

Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law

Edited by Khaled Abou El Fadl, Ahmad Atif Ahmad and Said Fares Hassan

ISBN-10: 1138803170 20th March 2020

Publisher: Routledge

Islamic Jurisprudence on the Regulation of Armed Conflict: Text and Context

Brill’s History of Warfare, Volume: 127

Nesrine Badawi

ISBN: 978-90-04-41062-6

Publisher: Brill

Islamic Law and International Law: Peaceful Resolution of Disputes

Emilia Justyna Powell

ISBN: 9780190064633

Publisher: OUP

Women, Islam and Education in Iran

Edited by Goli M. Rezai-Rashti, Golnar Mehran, Shirin Abdmolaei

ISBN-13: 978-0367660352

Publisher: Routledge

Modern Hadith Studies: Continuing Debates and New Approaches

Edited by Belal Abu-Alabbas, Christopher Melchert, Michael Dann

ISBN-13: 978-1474441797

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Muslim Minorities and Social Cohesion: Cultural Fragmentation in the West (Routledge Studies in Religion)

Edited by Abe W. Ata

ISBN-13: 978-0367484668

Publisher: Routledge

The Internal Law of Religions: Introduction to a Comparative Discipline (ICLARS Series on Law and Religion)

Burkhard Josef Berkmann

ISBN-13: 978-0367437220

Publisher: Routledge

Fluid Jurisdictions: Colonial Law and Arabs in Southeast Asia

Nurfadzilah Yahaya 

ISBN-13: 978-1501750878

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Islam and Biomedical Research Ethics (Biomedical Law and Ethics Library)

Mehrunisha Suleman

ISBN-13: 978-0367191474

Publisher: Routledge

Routledge Handbook of Freedom of Religion or Belief

 Edited by Silvio Ferrari, Mark Hill QC, Arif A Jamal, Rossella Bottoni

ISBN-13: 978-1138301290

Publisher : Routledge

Why Religious Freedom Matters for Democracy: Comparative Reflections from Britain and France for a Democratic “Vivre Ensemble”

Myriam Hunter-Henin

ISBN-13: 978-1509904747

Publisher: Hart Publishing

The Edinburgh Companion to Shari'ah Governance in Islamic Finance

Edited by Bahnaz Al Quradaghi, Syed Nazim Ali, Wijdan Tariq

ISBN-13:  978-1474436007

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

A Secular Need: Islamic Law and State Governance in Contemporary India (Global South Asia)

Edited by Jeffrey A. Redding, K. Sivaramakrishnan, Anand A. Yang

ISBN-13: 978-0295747088

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Slavery and Islam: A thorough exploration of slavery from the perspective of Islam's authoritative texts as well as moral and philosophical debates on the subject

Jonathan A.C. Brown

ISBN-13: 978-1786076359

Publisher: Oneworld Academic

Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society Paperback

Nadirsyah Hosen

ISBN-13: 978-1839107597

Publisher: Edward Elgar

Shariʿa, Justice and Legal Order: Egyptian and Islamic Law: Selected Essays

Series: Studies in Islamic Law and Society, Volume: 51

Rudolph Peters

ISBN: 978-90-04-42062-5

Publisher: Brill

Muslims in Spain, 1492-1814: Living and Negotiating in the Land of the Infidel

Series: Mediterranean Reconfigurations, Volume: 03

Eloy Martín-Corrales

ISBN: 978-90-04-44376-1

Publisher: Brill

State, Religion and Muslims: Between Discrimination and Protection at the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Levels

Series: Muslim Minorities, Volume: 33

Edited by Melek Saral and Şerif Onur Bahçecik

ISBN: 978-90-04-42151-6

Publisher: Brill

Revisiting the Geneva Conventions: 1949-2019

Edited by Md. Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan and Borhan Uddin Khan

ISBN: 978-90-04-37554-3

Publisher: Brill

Visions of Sharīʿa: Contemporary Discussions in Shī ͑ī Legal Theory

Series: Studies in Islamic Law and Society, Volume: 50

Edited by Ali-reza Bhojani, Laurens de Rooij, and Michael Bohlander

ISBN: 978-90-04-41394-8

Publisher: Brill

Leaving Iberia: Islamic Law and Christian Conquest in North West Africa (Harvard Series in Islamic Law)

Jocelyn Hendrickson

ISBN-13: 978-0674248205

Publisher: Harvard University Press

War and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Jolyon Mitchell and Joshua Rey


Publisher: Oxford University Press

01 June 2021


Punishment, Penalty, and Practice: Reinterpreting the Islamic Penal Code (Hudood)

Report by Salah Al-Ansari and Usama Hasan

Publisher: the Quilliam Foundation