Kristen A. Stilt, Green Fellow, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques professor of Islamic legal studies: “Halal Animals: Food, Faith, and the Future of Planetary Health”
Other fatwas have been issued against child marriage. "This is not the first time in Islamic history," says Salma Waheedi, associate director at the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World at Harvard University. Such a fatwa would be "unique because the fatwa is coming from a major institution like Al-Azhar, which carries a lot of weight in the Islamic world," says Waheedi.
So far, no one has been whipped under the new Sharia criminal law. "Brunei relies on soft authoritarianism", explains Visiting Fellow Dominik M. Müller.
Harvard University Professor of Law, Dr Kristen Stilt, will speak on Islamic law and halal slaughter, drawing on her extensive research into the intersection of animal law and religious law.