Dr. Shahrul Hussain

PhD (University of Aberdeen)
Dr. Shahrul Hussain
Job Title:
Lecturer in Islamic Studies, BA Islamic Studies Course Leader
Research Interests:
  • Contemporary Jurisprudence: Geo-jurisprudence: Theological-Jurisprudence 
  • Qur’an and Hadith studies in classical, modern, pre-modern and post -modern periods
  • Islamic jurisprudence: contractual law, criminal law, personal law
  • Applied jurisprudence and ethics, neo-classical and modern approaches to Islamic  jurisprudence
  • Theology
  • Contemporary Muslim Political Movements, Thoughts and Groups
  • Islamic international law (Siyar)
Email:
shahrul.hussain@mihe.org.uk
Telephone:
01530 244922 (ext. 291)

Dr. Shahrul Hussain studied classical Islamic studies and Arabic at a specialist Islamic seminary, Darul Uloom Al-Islamiyah Al-Arabiyah College, Birmingham. After graduating from Darul Uloom he won a scholarship to study at the pre-eminent University of Al-Azhar, Cairo, Egypt, and graduated from the Faculty of Islamic Jurisprudence and Law in 2001. In 2010 he completed his PhD at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Research teaching interests:  

I employ a range of research methodologies for my work and actively look for new and innovative methods and styles of research. My key areas of research and teaching are jurisprudence, theology, Qur’an and Hadith studies. I have a keen interest in the study of Islam as a sociological phenomenon in modern, pre-modern and postmodern developments.

Publications:

Articles in peer reviewed journals

  • Hussain, S. 2015. The Ethico-legal Principles of Arms Trade and Arms Embargo in Early Sunni Jurisprudence. Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 26-48 (ISSN 1742-4941) 
  • Hussain, S. 2014. Coercion in Commercial Contracts and the Influence of Social Class on the Rules Regarding Coercion. Journal of Islamic Law and Culture on-line publication. Click this link: JILC 

Books

  • Hussain, S. 2016. What the Living can do for the Dead: According to the Qur'an and Sunna and the Opinions of the Classical Scholars of Islam, White Thread Press, (ISBN 978-1-93-376414-6)
  • Hussain, S. 2012. Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb:- An Analytical Study of its Historical Inception, Its Definition by Classical Scholars and its Applicability in the Contemporary, Al-Hikmah Publishing (ISBN 978-0-9573418-0-7)
  • Hussain, S. 2012. Islamic Commercial Contractual Law Between Muslims and Non-Muslims: A Classical and Contemporary Comparative Analysis (ISBN 10: 365592418390 ISBN 13: 978-3659241833)

Published Book Reviews 

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Non-Muslims in the early Islamic Empire: From Surrender to Coexistence, Milka Levy-Rubin, Camabrigde University Press, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. The Muslim World Book Review: vol. 33, Issue 3, Spring 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Henry Stubbe and the Beginning of Islam: The Originall & 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
  • 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

Conference papers

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

Professional memberships

  • British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS)
  • Muslims in Britain Research Network (MBRN)
  • International Society for Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS)
  • Islamic Studies Network (HEFCE)
  • Society of Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World (SCTIW)