Dr Shahrul Hussain. 

Dr Hussain is the Director and Head of Research at the Ibn Rushd Centre of Excellence for Islamic Research. 

He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Aberdeen and specialises in Islamic Law.  An overview of his credentials are offered below:

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Islamic Studies. Area of study: Islamic Jurisprudence, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK;

  • B.A. Islamic Jurisprudence, University of Al-Azhar, Cairo, Egypt;

  • B.A. Islamic and Cultural Studies with Arabic (Fadil), Darul Uloom Islamic College, Birmingham, UK.

  • B.A. Islamic Studies, Correspondence Course, Accrediting body: Rabitah Madaris al-Islamiyyah


 

Journal articles:

  • 2016 Hussain, Shahrul, Ribā Based Mortgages in Dār al-Harb: An Issue of Modernist Application of Fiqh al-Aqalliyāt for Muslim Minorities. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 36:3, 364-382.

  • 2015 Hussain, Shahrul, The Ethico-legal Principals of Arms Trade and Arms Embargo in Early Sunni jurisprudence: Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law, 11:1, 26-48.

  • 2014 Hussain, Shahrul, The Theories of Coercion and the Influence of Social Class on the Rules Regarding Coercion in Contracts in Early Sunni Jurisprudence The Islamic Law and Culture Journal, Routlegde, DePaul University, USA :http://media.law.uark.edu/jilc/ Issue: Volume 2014, Number 1

 

Books:

  • 2019 Forthcoming The Contractual Capacity of Women: Legal Discourse in the Formative Period of Islamic Jurisprudence, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

  • 2012 Hussain, Shahrul, Islamic Commercial Contractual Law Between Muslims and Non-Muslims: A classical and contemporary comparative analysis: (Cambridge: Lambert Publishing, 2012).

 

Public-facing publications:
 

  • 2016 A Treasury of Sacred Maxim, (Markfield: Kube Publishing, 2016)

  • 2016 What the Living can do to Help the Dead, (London: Whitethread Publishing, 2016).

  • 2012 Dār al-Islām and Dār al-Ĥarb: An Analytical Study of its Historical Inception, Its Classical Definition and its Applicability in the Contemporary, (Birmingham: Al-Hikma Publications, 2012).

 

Current Research Projects:

  • Tamlīk-proper to Quasi-tamlīk: Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) of Zakat Money, Empowering the Poor and Contemporary Modes of Distributing Zakat Money with Special Reference to British Muslim Charities.

  • Khalifah, the Environment and Recycling Copies of the Holy Qur’an: A Symbiotic Sematic Consideration

 

Published Book Reviews:

 

  1. The Creation of Saudi Arabia: Ibn Saud and British Imperial Policy, 1914-1927, Askar H. al-Enazy, Routledge; 2010, published by The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 32, Issue 1, Autumn 2011.  

  2. Islamic Law and the Law of Armed Conflict: The armed conflict in Pakistan, Niaz A. Shah, Routledge; 2011, published by The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 32, Issue 1, Autumn 2011.

  3. Shari’a in the West, edited by Rex Ahdar & Nicholas Aroney, Oxford University Press: 2010, by The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 32, Issue 3, Spring 2012.

  4. Youth Work and Islam: A Leap of Faith for Young People, Edited by Brian Belton and Sadek Hamid. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2011. by The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 32, Issue 3, Winter 2012.

  5. Theological Approaches to Qur’anic Exegesis: A practical comparative-contrastive analysis. By Hussein Abdul-Raof. Oxon: Routledge, 2012. The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 33, Issue 3, Spring 2013

  6. Non-Muslims in the early Islamic Empire: From Surrender to Coexistence, Milka Levy-Rubin, Cambridge University Press, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 33, Issue 3, Spring 2013.

  7. Economic Problems and the Teaching(s) of the Qur’an. Edited by Ausaf Ahmad and Abdul Azim Islahi. Aligarh. The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 34, Issue 3, Spring 2014.

  8. Mālik and Medina: Islamic Legal Reasoning in the Formative Period. Umar F. Abd-Allah Wymann-Landgraf: Leiden: Brill, 2013. The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 34, Issue 3, Spring 2014.

  9. The History of the Qur’ān. Theodor Noldeke, Friedrich Schwally, Gotthelf Bergstraser and Otto Pretzl. Edited and translated by Wolfgang H. Behn: Leiden: Brill, 2013. Pp. 666. ISBN: 978-90-04-21234-3, The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 35, Issue 3, Spring 2014.

  10. The Transmission of the Variant Readings of the Qur’ān. By Shady Hekmat Nasser.: Leiden: Brill, 2013. Pp. 252. ISBN: 978-90-04-24081-0, The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 35, Issue 3, Spring 2014.

  11. Encyclopedia of Hadith Forgeries. By Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari Translated by Gibril Fouad Haddad: Rochdale: Beacon Books, 2013. Pp. 723. ISBN: 978-0-9926335-0-9, The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 35, Issue 1, Autumn 2014.

  12. Henry Stubbe and the Beginning of Islam: The Original & Progress of Mohometanism. Edited and Introduced by Nabil Matar: New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. Pp. 274. ISBN: 978-0-231-15664-6, The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 36, Issue 1, Autumn 2015.

13. Muslim Family Law in Western Courts, Edited by Elisa Giunchi: Oxon, Routledge, 2014. Pp. 196. ISBN: 978-0-415-81977-0, The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 36, Issue 1, Autumn 2015.

14. Performing Salah Using the Prophetic Example: Based on Authentic Hadiths From the Six Most Authentic Books. By M. Mushfiqur Rahman: USA: Fitrah Press, 2015. Pp. 274549. ISBN: 978-1-943108-00-8, The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 36, Issue 2, Winter 2016.

15. Politics of the Islamic Tradition: The Thought of Muhammad al-Ghazali. Mohammed Moussa, Oxon: Routledge, 2016. Pp. 186. ISBN: 978-1-138-84121-5
16. Women and Shari‘a Law. Elham Manea, Norwich: I.B. Tauris, 2016. Pp. 301. ISBN: 978-1-78453-735-7

 

Seminar & Conference Presentations:

  • The Ethico-legal Principals of Arms Trade and Arms Embargo in Early Sunni Jurisprudence: Forthcoming Friday 7th July 2017, Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham.

  • Fiqh al-Aqalliyat, al-Qardawi’s Reformation to Fiqh: A study of Riba Based Mortgages in Dar al-Harb. University of Exeter, 25 th November 2014.

  • Constitutionism and the Dār Issue: Understanding Non-Muslim Loyalty and Citizenship a Study of their Rights in Arms Trade: Thursday 7th January 2016, presented paper at University of Exeter.