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September 01, 2023 Program Newsletter September 2023

We are pleased to welcome our students and visiting fellows to campus and to share with you our line-up of fall events, as well as some updates of what previous staff and fellows have been doing.

August 29, 2023 Salma Waheedi named Religion and Public Life Fellow in Conflict and Peace

Salma Waheedi, Lecturer on Law and Executive Director of the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, was named the Harvard Divinity School's 2023-2024 Religion and Public Life Fellow in Conflict and Peace. 

August 23, 2023 Do Islamic-law wills contravene the common-law prohibitions against delegation of testamentary powers and incorporation by reference?

Former Visiting Fellow Fatima Essop discusses whether standard Islamic Wills, in which testators delegate their testamentary powers to Ulama bodies to determine their Islamic law heirs, contravene certain common law rules, in her latest article published by the South African Law Journal.

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June 26, 2023 Not much legislative progress a year after the court ruling on Muslim marriages

Visiting Fellow Dr Fatima Essop writes on the status of legislation to recognize and regulate Muslim marriages in South Africa.