News 2011

​AKU offers CPD accredited courses - Engaging with Sharia: History and Contemporary Issues

November 12, 2011

What is sharia? How has it evolved? Should it play any role in society? What are the key legal issues across various Muslim contexts? This thought-provoking, two-day course explored the historical evolution of Muslim legal traditions and traced their development to the varied approaches.

Since 2010, AKU-ISMC has offered CPD accredited courses and lectures, primarily in the area of law and sharia. Engaging with Sharia: History and Contemporary Issues offered in November 2011, attracted like other CPD courses, a diverse audience, including students, solicitors, writers, researchers and even medical practitioners. Participants came from around the United Kindgom as well as from abroad. 

Our CPD courses and lectures are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. Accreditation is especially useful to barristers and solicitors in the UK who can enrol on such courses and gain points towards their continuous professional development.
The learning content has been designed to address pertinent issues and generate informed debate and discussion around them. 
Speakers for the last CPD course included:
  • Dr Arskal Salim (AKU-ISMC) - Emergence of Muslim Legal Communities
  • Dr Niaz Shah (University of Hull) - Rethinking Islamic Legal Tradition
    Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini (SOAS, University of London) - Contemporary Muslim Family Law
  • Dr Samia Bano (University of Reading - Shari’ah Councils and Resolving Matrimonial Disputes
  • Mr Ian Edge (SOAS, University of London) - Diversity in Muslim Legal Traditions: Many Ways to Sharia
  • Mr Sham Qayyum (Director of CEMS, SOAS, ​University of London) - Law, Religion and Society: A Comparative Perspective

Ms Anne Czambor