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Dr Amin Al-Astewani

Lecturer in Law

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 593293

Research overview

General areas of research interest include:

  • Law and Religion
  • Public Law

Particular areas of research focus include:

  • the role played by religious tribunals in Western legal systems

  • the accomodation of Islamic Law in Western legal systems

PhD supervision

I welcome PhD proposals in the field of Law and Religion (within the context of the English Legal System)


Dr Al-Astewani focuses on the role played by religious tribunals in Western legal systems. Over the past few years, he has led cutting-edge research on a novel type of religious tribunal in the UK, namely Islamic Shariah tribunals. After conducting fieldwork research at four of the most prominent of these tribunals, Dr Al-Astewani submitted written evidence to Parliament on the legal status of their decisions and practices, as part of the government’s first public review of Shariah councils in the UK. His evidence was subsequently cited by over twenty media outlets, including internationally. As part of his engagement with communal organisations and bodies, Dr Al-Astewani has also advised the UK Board of Shariah Councils on the legal status of Islamic Tribunals. He continues to offer his expertise and advice to both policy-makers and Shariah councils on the legal status and role of Islamic tribunals in the modern English legal system.

Current Teaching

Public Law

Law and Religion

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Professional Role

Academic Journal Peer Reviewer for the following journals:

1) Religions

2) Australian Journal of Islamic Studies

3) Sage Open

4) Laws

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