Category Archives: Commentary

To Make A Fair Show In the Flesh: Defamation under Islamic Law & the Dangers of Ambiguity

In this Article: – The Purpose of Legal Deterrents – Mandatory vs. Discretionary Penalties – Slander: Express or Metaphorical – Defamation of Character and Damage to Reputation – What constitutes defamation under Islamic law? – The Burden of Proof and Personal Dignity – Why ambiguous accusations are counter-productive “Punishment is now unfashionable… because it creates […]

A note on Cryptrocurrencies and How Islamic Law Creates Rulings

On this page you’ll find the following: Video from the Association of Muslim Accountants and Lawyers, Durban SA My article: “A note on Bitcoin and the epistemological foundations of Islamic law” AMAL workshop on Cryptocurrency , Bitcoin and Islamic Perspective -Bitcoin and How Islamic Law Creates Rulings | Shaykh Joe Bradford The Article:  There seems […]

Solomon’s Horses: What are the legal and moral implications for creating Strong AI in Sharia?

A few days ago, Yonatan Zunger released “Artificial Intelligence, Talmud, and Sharia.” After reading this very interesting piece, I decided I’d attempt to add to the conversation specifically in the area of Sharia/Islamic thought. Before we talk about the problem of creating Strong AI, let’s talk about how Islamic law categorizes rulings. While Yonatan  presents […]