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Academic Articles


Towards Conceptualising User-Friendly Shariah Councils

Dr R.C. Akhtar
Journal of Islamic State Practice in International Law
Volume 9, Issue 2, 2013, pp 112-135.

Book Review: Islam and the Secular State, Negotiating the Future of Shari'a (Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im)

Reviewed by R.C. Akhtar
Law, Social Justice & Global Development Journal (LGD)
Issue 16, 2011 (1)
Online here

Muslim women, the Hijab and Activism in the United Kingdom

In Islam and the Veil, Dr Theodore Gabriel and Rabiha Hannan (Eds)
Continuum Books
Publication date - Spring 2011

british muslims and the Evolution of the Practice of Islamic Law with Particular Reference to Dispute Resolution

R.C. Akhtar
Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law
Volume 6, Issue 1, 2010, pp 27-39


Islamic law and the Muslim Diaspora

Prof. Shaheen Ali, Dr Aysha Shahid, Dr Mamman Lawan, Zahra Maranlou, Rajnaara Akhtar and Musa Abubakar




Media Articles


Should the Burkha be Banned? No.

Daily Express


Let's draw a veil over Mr Straw

The Times


Asserting Ourselves

The Guardian (Comment is free)


The backlash has begun

The Independent


Same Hijab, Different Attitude

Muslim News