National Seminar on Islam & Contemporary Legal Issues in India

National Seminar  on Islam & Contemporary Legal Issues in India

National Seminar

Islam & Contemporary Legal Issues in India

[22nd& 23rd September, 2018]

Organized by

[Council on Legal Studies, New Delhi in association with Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi]

Concept Note

About the Institutions

The Council on Legal Studies, New Delhi was established under aegis of Centre for Study and Research, Hyderabad in the year 2015 with objectives to promote and foster unity and integrity of the Nation, socio-cultural harmony through legal discourses and also to promote the interests of legal education and legitimate rights to raise awareness of the richness of Islamic heritage, its role and importance in modern times. The activities of Council on Legal Studies include:

  • Encouraging studies and research which contribute to the Islamic philosophy of law inside and outside the academic world.

  • Calling upon scholars to elaborate on the correlation between contemporary issues so as to facilitate understanding the wisdom behind, and objectives of Islamic rulings.

  • Holding conferences, symposia, seminars, training courses and lectures to stimulate research and discussions on topics related to the field of Law and society and on understanding the Islamic Principles in contemporary world. Promoting and publishing proceedings of Seminar/Symposia/ Lectures of scholars who have contributed to the legal studies.

  • Encouraging versatile students and young researchers to study the philosophy of Islamic law and conduct research that shows the universality of Islamic law in all cultural contexts, giving special consideration to new research in the theories of priorities, utility, consequences and universal principles of Islamic law. Student fellowships for advanced studies. Student fellowships which support research, travel, and training for students engaged in projects related to Islamic law and civilization.

  • Establishing a holistic and comprehensive understanding to forward the findings/recommendations to the concerned authorities on contemporary issues of socio-legal importance.

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) was established in 1920. Jamia Millia Islamia is one of the few educational institutions which came into being in response to the nationalist call of freedom struggle to boycott educational institutions supported or run by the British colonial rule. Its mentors, teachers and students played a vital role during the Indian struggle for independence. It became a Central University by an Act of Parliament in 1988. In Urdu, Jamia means ‘University’, and Millia means ‘National’. Jamia has nine faculties namely, Education, Humanities& Languages, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Law, Architecture & Ekistics and Dentistry. Besides, it has 30 centres of learning and research. Jamia Millia Islamia has been ranked at the 12th position among Universities in the country and stands 6th among Central Universities as per the MHRD’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings Report-2018.

The Faculty of Law was established in 1989. Over the past three decades, the Faculty has made significant progress in order to give due emphasis to the expanding horizons of the legal profession. In its continuous endeavours in this regard, the Faculty has since introduced a Five-Year Integrated B.A.LL. B (Hons.) Programme from the academic session 2002-2003 thereby replacing the three-year LL.B. Course; a two-year Post-Graduate Programme (LL.M.) in three specialized streams of Personal Laws, Corporate Laws and Criminal Laws and a Ph.D. Programme, both having commenced from the academic session 2000-2001. The Faculty of Law has also started the LL.M. (Executive) Programme for legal professionals from the year 2017. LL.M. (Executive) Programme presents a unique opportunity to specialize in the core topics of legal practice and to do so through a flexible structure that accommodates the demands of professional life.

JMI’s Faculty of Law is one of few law faculties that are preparing to offer a new Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Laws (PGDLL) from the year 2018 to equip students/professionals with the knowledge and capacities required to act as dispute resolution practitioners, including arbitrators, mediators and conciliators. As a holistic occupationally directed programme, it will produce graduates ready to practice after undergoing the basic practical exposure considered necessary by the industry.

The scientific and technological developments in the field of air and space are so rapid that they have posed challenge to the legal fraternity. The constant increasing volume of disputes in the field of air and space has also resulted in the manifold increase in the legal practitioners working in the field of air and space in the developed countries like United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, Japan, France, Australia etc. Keeping this in mind, the Post Graduate Diploma in Air and Space Laws (PGDASL) is a unique initiative undertaken at Faculty of Law, JMI, New Delhi. The Course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of Air Law and Space Law along with some fundamental principles of public international law related to air and space. The course would be extremely useful to the candidates having wide-ranging background from

legal to scientific. The Faculty of Law, JMI has been placed at 6th position in the MHRD’s National Institutional Ranking Framework India Rankings Report-2018.

About the Seminar

Islamic law is one of the longest enduring and most widely practiced systems of law in the world. At the same time, however, it is one of the most maligned and misunderstood the system of law. The present Consultative talk will offer listeners a firm grounding in the principles, concepts, and terminology of Islamic law, as well as its role in the contemporary era. Through discussions of both practice and theory, as well as interactive exercises, participants will gain practical insights into the sources and constructs of religious-based legal system, including the substantive difference between Shari’ah and jurisprudence, analysis of the Qur’an, Traditions of Prophet Muhammad, the Schools of law, differences between Shia and Sunni Islamic law, the advent and growth of Islam and modern resurgence of Islamic law and Islamic political movements. Participants will also gain an in-depth understanding of selected aspects of Islamic constitutionalism, Islamic criminal law, and not only how classical and contemporary Islamic law comports with international human rights law, but also how Islamic law can be misapplied and misunderstood. This National Seminar will use real-world examples and interactive exercises throughout, in order to give listeners a practical understanding of these concepts, as they apply today.

The Council on Legal Studies, New Delhi in association with Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi is organizing a two-day National Seminar-the first of its kind in India-to address the issue of influence of Islamic law on legal systems all around the world. It aims at first on providing a platform for initiation of an academic discourse of all concerned with Indian legal system. Second, it seeks to help generate some energy for legislation and spur a more proactive approach of judges in administrating justice.

Objective of the Seminar

India is currently going through a phase of transition as it embarks on a great journey towards development. This is a very interesting and probably the most important phase which the country is witnessing. Today, old ideas and institutions are being challenged by modern ideas. Innovative solutions are being provided to old and new issues alike. However, there are few major issues and challenges which need to be dealt with effectively for a successful journey. The aim of the National Seminar is to promote the exchange of knowledge and views of educationists, jurists, practicing professionals, social activists, and individuals in their areas of interest, relating to social justice and social change on the sub-themes mentioned below in the light of Islamic jurisprudence.

  • Gender Justice and Islam
  • Family Law and Islam
  • Criminal Justice System and Islam
  • Environmental Protection and Islam

  • Property Rights and Islam
  • Democracy and Islam
  • Human Rights and Islam
  • Consumerism and Islam
  • Banking Laws and Islam
  • Technology and Islam

The above themes are self-indicative and the author can send the article on any topic related to the broad theme of the Seminar.

Although the Seminar has been designed bearing students of law and advocates in mind, people from across different professions, fields of study, intellectual interests and religions are encouraged to attend owing to the complexity of the subject and the myriad controversies that surround it. The more scrutiny by varied perspectives, the better the quality of the discussion.

Call for Papers

Seminar papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, researchers, scholars and students on the issues related to the above themes. It is also proposed that the selected papers by the Committee will be published in a special volume on the Seminar in the form of an edited book with ISBN No. Authors of selected papers would be given an opportunity to present their papers as per requirement of the theme during sessions on the day of the Seminar.

Guidelines for Submission

Interested authors should submit an abstract of their original research/conceptual papers and empirical studies/case studies briefly describing objectives, methodology, major results and its implications in about 300-350 words. All abstracts will be peer reviewed and evaluated before final acceptance. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit and present full paper at the seminar. Accepted abstracts are likely to be published in the Souvenir of the projected Seminar. The length of the full papers shall not exceed 5000 words (excluding tables, figures, illustrations and references etc.) and it must be typed in Times New Roman Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1” margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word. The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.) must be strictly adhered to while submitting the abstract and full papers.

All the Abstracts and Full-length papers shall be sent as an attachment on email id.:

Registration Procedure & Fees

Participants willing to attend the Seminar should fill the enclosed Registration Form and submit it latest by the 20th September, 2018. Filled-in registration form can be sent

electronically or by post. Registration Fees can only be paid in cash at the Registration Desks on the inaugural day at the venue [India Islamic Cultural Centre, 87 - 88, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003]


Types of Delegates    Registration Fee
Professionals (NGOs/Media Persons/Policymakers)    Rs. 500
Academicians    Rs. 350
Research Scholars    Rs. 250
Students    Rs. 200

Last Date for Submission of Abstracts by Post/E-mail (Softcopy): August 25, 2018
Intimation on Selection of the Abstract: August 27th, 2018

Last Date for Submission of Full Paper: September 15th, 2018
Soft Copy of the Submissions should be addressed at:

Details of Conference Sessions will be updated on the web-site of Council on Legal Studies, New Delhi []

On the spot registration will be available at Registration Desk on the day of Seminar.

No TA/DA will be paid to participants.


The venue of the Seminar will be India Islamic Cultural Centre, 87 - 88, Lodhi Road,

New Delhi-110003.

In Case of Queries and Clarification the    Contact Address
following may be Contacted:    
[Timing: 9:30 am-4:30 pm]    
1. Dr. Faizanur Rahman    The Dean, Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia
Assistant Professor    Islamia, New Delhi-110025
Faculty of Law    
Mobile No.: +91-8348333999    &
2. Dr. Javed Zafar    D-317, Dawat Nagar, Abul Fazal Enclave
Coordinator, CSR    Part 1, New Delhi-110025
Mobile No.: +91-9560723982    
    Prof. Nuzhat Parveen Khan

National Seminar


Islam & Contemporary Legal Issues in India

[India Islamic Cultural Centre, 87 - 88, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
22nd-23rd September, 2018]


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Islamic law has exercised its influence in legal systems of most Muslim countries. More recently a notable and growing group of Muslim immigrants and societies has advocated to gradual introduction of their law in the West and other non-Muslim

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