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Negation of Paternity in Islamic Law between Li'an and DNA fingerprinting
This essay explores the impact of DNA fingerprinting on the Islamic law of paternity, with a particular focus on paternity negation and the continued validity of liʿān (mutual oaths of condemnation). After surveying the ...
On Blackberry and Beads: Religion in the Matrix of Information Media
(Kalam Verlag für islamische Theologie und Religionspädagogik KG, 2013)
This paper examines the ways in which the demise of the “representational cultures” of religious civilisations has left a vacuum of meaning. This vacuum has opened a battleground between the “religion” of mediatised ...
Religious and Cultural Legitimacy of Bioethics: Lessons from Islamic Bioethics
Islamic religious norms are important for Islamic bioethical deliberations. In Muslim societies religious and cultural norms are sometimes confused but only the former are considered inviolable. I argue that respect for ...