Ala Alhourani is a lecturer in the Department for the Study of Religions at the University of Cape Town. He is a researcher in the project Islam, African Publics and Religious Values. His PhD is an anthropology of Islam that focused on performances and aesthetic formations of Muslim-ness in Cape Town and Muslim identity politics of difference and citizenship. His research interests include, Islam in Africa, Islamic Studies, postcolonial critique, aesthetic and ethics of religion, and art and material culture.
The Single Marriage Bill Professor Peter Danchin Professor of Law, Director of the International and Comparative Law Program and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. According to the South African Green Paper on Marriages (No 398, 4 may 2021), current marriage legislation “is a combination of legacy legislation (colonial and apartheid era) and new law that was introduced post-1994 to redress historical injustices. Instead of creating a harmonised system of marriage in SA, the State has sought to give recognition to different marriage rituals by passing a range of different marriage laws. [The Marriage Act 25 of 1961, The Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998, and The Civil Union Act 17 of 2006].”
Professor M Sani Umar
He is a professor in the Department of History of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (Nigeria). Prof Umar is the author, among other works, of Islam and Colonialism: The Intellectual Responses of Muslims of Northern Nigeria.
The Islam, African Publics and Religious Values AND Research Institute for Christianity and Society in Africa
Moral economies have been studied as alternative forms of community in the modern world. Against particularly capitalism, they represent a different kind of community cohesion and moral responsibility. There are relatively few studies on the moral economies of religious reform. By the latter is meant concerted attempts by a prominent individual or a group to introduce significant or manifest change in a religious tradition and/or society.