November 06, 2022 Fellows Final question for MMDA reforms in Sri Lanka: Is the practice of polygamy Islamic?

It is vital to have a considered conversation about polygamy within Muslim communities of this country, says Visiting Fellow Ermiza Tegal.

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May 11, 2019 Fellows Brunei, negara yang menjadikan titah Sultan sebagai pedoman hukum

Visiting Fellow Dominik Muller told the BBC that the Sultan has increasingly converted to religion in the last three decades, especially since his first pilgrimage to Mecca in 1987. He has repeatedly stressed the God -given obligation to introduce Sharia criminal law and its benefits in this world and the hereafter.

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May 07, 2019 Fellows Western boycotts soften Brunei’s sharia law

Dominik Müller, a social anthropologist at Germany’s Max Planck Institute and Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School's Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, told Asia Times that the sultan’s remarks represented a “clarification” rather than a “U-turn”, as reported widely by international media and made explicit “what many government people have long unofficially said and what most Bruneians have assumed.”

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May 02, 2019 Fellows What International Criticism of Brunei’s Harsh New Penal Code Overlooks

Visiting Fellow Dominik Müller discusses the long history of Sharia in Brunei, how Islamic thought in Brunei has been shaped by foreign influence, and how international criticism is being received in the country