Transnational Forms of Islamic Law
Transnational Forms of Islamic Law
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine where Muslims are fighting on both sides,1 yet another armed conflict in Europe dominated the transnational legal, geopolitical, and ideological discourses in 2022. In the Third World too, 2022 has seen no respite to conflicts, terrorism, unrest, and humanitarian crisis around the Muslim world. Situation in countries like Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar, South Sudan, Kashmir, and Yemen remain desperate without any signs of resolution in the underlying conflicts. In 2022, we saw protests in Iran against the enforcement of women’s hijab (headscarf),2 and in the Indian state of Karnataka against the ban of hijab.3 Whilst India is stretching boundaries of its own version of liberalism and secularism aiming at curbing rights of its Muslim minority,4 the hijab debate saw a new unfolding in Türkiye.5 The conservative government in the United Kingdom quietly abandoned its plans to define Islamophobia,6 and Taliban in Afghanistan banned women from higher education in the name of Shariah.
Ahmad Ghouri

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