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” Links to’s Stock and Cryptocurrency Trade Signal Platform AMAL workshop on Cryptocurrency , Bitcoin and Islamic Perspective -Bitcoin and How Islamic Law Creates […]

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 […]

Isn’t Drop Shipping Haram? No, and here’s why

When discussing any business model, it’s important to drill down on the mechanics of each deal and understand how it differs compared to similar businesses and methods of selling. So what is drop shipping?  Drop shipping is a supply chain management technique in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers […]