Liaquat Ali Khan Publications, Presentations, and Other Activity

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Arbitral Autonomy," 74 Louisiana Law Review 1 (2013).

"The Paradoxical Evolution of Law," 16 Lewis & Clark Law Review 337 (2012).

"Taking Ownership of Legal Outcomes: An Argument Against Dissociation Paradigm and Analytical Gaming," 55 Saint Louis University Law Journal 887 (2011).

"A Portfolio Theory of Foreign Affairs: U.S. Relations with the Muslim World," 20 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 377 (Symposium: A Critical Juncture: Human Rights and the U.S. Standing in the World under the Obama Administration, Iowa University School of Law) (2011).

"Fana and Baqa Infinities of Islam: Approaches to Islamic Law and Behavior," 7 University of St. Thomas Law Journal 511 (2010) (Symposium: Islamic Law and Constitutional Liberty).

"The Quran and the Constitution," 85 Tulane Law Review 161 (2010).

"Protection of Languages and Self-Expressions Under Islamic Law," 19 Journal of Transnational Law & Policy 61 (2009).

"Faith-Based Torture," 12 Global Dialogue 1 (Symposium: On Torture, Cyprus) (2010).

"Jurodynamics of Islamic Law," 61 Rutgers Law Review 231 (2009).

"Temporality of Law," 40 McGeorge Law Review 55 (2009).

"A Theoretical Analysis of Payment Systems," 60 South Carolina Law Review 425 (2008).

"The Immutability of Divine Texts," 2008 Brigham Young University Law Review 807 (2008).

"Advocacy under Islam and Common Law," 45 San Diego Law Review 547 (2008).

"Free Markets of Islamic Jurisprudence," 2007 Michigan State Law Review 1487 (Symposium: The Future of Islamic Legal Scholarship).

"Forcing them to be Free: Bush's Project for the Muslim World," 8 Global Dialogue 1 (2006).

"An Islamic View of the Battlefield," 7 Barry Law Review 21 (2006) (Symposium: God and War).

"The Essentialist Terrorist," 45 Washburn Law Journal 47 (2005).

"The Reopening of the Islamic Code: The Second Era of Ijtihad," 1 University of St. Thomas Law Journal 341 (2003) (Founding Symposium: God, the Person, History and the Law).

"Islam as Intellectual Property: 'My Lord! Increase Me in Knowledge'," 31 Cumberland Law Review 631 (2001) (Ray Rushton Distinguished Lecturer Series: Evangelism/Proselytism and International Religious Liberties).

"The Dignity of Labor," 32 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 289 (2001).
» Cited in: "Manual Labour," Webster's Online Dictionary.

"The Evolution of Money: A Story of Constitutional Nullification," 67 University of Cincinnati Law Review 393 (1999).

"A Theory of Universal Democracy," 16 Wisconsin International Law Journal 61 (1997).

"Lessons From Malcolm X: Freedom by Any Means Necessary," 38 Howard Law Journal 79 (1994).

"The Kashmir Dispute: A Plan for Regional Cooperation," 31 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 495 (1994).

"The Extinction of Nation-States," 7 American University Journal of International Law and Policy 197 (1992).

"The Hermeneutics of Sexual Order," 31 Santa Clara Law Review 47 (1990).

"Constitutional Kinship Between Iran and the Soviet Union," 9 New York Law School Journal of International & Comparative Law 293 (1988).

"A Legal Theory of Revolutions", 5 Boston University International Law Journal 1 (1987).

"A Legal Theory of International Terrorism", 19 Connecticut Law Review 945 (1987).

"The Invasion of Sexual Privacy", 23 San Diego Law Review 957 (1986).

"Professor Prufrock," 36 Journal of Legal Education 117 (1986).

Books and Monographs

Payment Systems: Prenotes, Cases, & Problems (Commercial Law Book 2), Kindle Edition (Amazon Digital Services, 2015).

Rebuilding Muslim Communities, Kindle Edition (Amazon Digital Services, 2015).

Islam Enters America (CreateSpace, 2015).

Secured Transactions: Prenotes, Cases, & Problems (Commercial Law Book 1), Kindle Edition (Amazon Digital Services, 2015).

Flexibility under Islamic Law: Convenience, not Hardship, Kindle Edition (Amazon Digital Services, 2015).

New Iliad, Kindle Edition (Amazon Digital Services, 2013).

Contemporary Ijtihad: Limits and Controversies (co-authored with Hisham M. Ramadan) (Edinburgh University Press, 2011).

A Theory of International Terrorism: Understanding Islamic Militancy. (Martinus Nijhoff, 2006).

A Theory of Universal Democracy: Beyond the End of History. (Kluwer Law International, 2003).

The Extinction of Nation-States: A World Without Borders. Kluwer Law International, 1996.

The Legitimacy of a Coup d'Etat. New York University, 1983.

Chapters in Books

Preface, Islam in the Heartland of America by Imam Omar Hazim (Schiel & Denver, 2010).

"Islam as Intellectual Property" and "Commentary on the Constitution of Medina" in Understanding Islamic Law: From Classical to Contemporary (Alta Mira Press, 2006).

"Legal Scholarship as an Act of Discovery" (chapter 15) in Legal Education for the 21st Century. (Fred B. Rothman & Co. 1999).

Book Reviews

Book Review: "Learning Legal Reasoning," 30 Washburn Law Journal 265 (1991).

"Rethinking the Sources of International Law," 15 Denver Journal of International Law & Policy 167 (1986).

Other Publications

Blogs and YouTube Videos

Contributing Author, Commercial Law (2008- ).

Secured Transactions, YouTube Videos (2009- ).

Scripture on Parchment, YouTube Videos (2011- ).

Legal Commentaries

"Kansas Supreme Court Fights for Public Education Funding," Jurist, October 6, 2017.

"Washington Attorney General asks Judge to Block New Travel Ban," Jurist, March 10, 2017.

"Millennials Will Forge a New America," The Huffington Post, February 7, 2017.

"Trump's Muslim Persecution Will Fail," The Huffington Post, January 29, 2017.

"Trump Declares Holy War Against Radical Islamic Terrorism," The Huffington Post, January 21, 2017.

"Picking an American Muslim for the Trump Cabinet," The Huffington Post, November 26, 2016.

"Kansas Will Remain a Free State, Inshallah," The Huffington Post, November 18, 2016.

"Resisting Trump is the Only Way Forward," The Huffington Post, November 11, 2016.

"Why I Worry About Kansas, My Home State," The Huffington Post, October 16, 2016.

"Gingrich Is Mistaken On Shariah Deportations," The Huffington Post, July 17, 2016.

"Trump's Realism about the "Mexican" Judge is Legal," The Huffington Post, June 8, 2016.

"'Phony and Fraud' Anger of White Americans," The Huffington Post, March 7, 2016.

"American Muslims "Sue the Bastards," The Huffington Post, December 22, 2015.

"Indentured Graduates: Debt Serfdom in America - Part 3," The Huffington Post, December 10, 2015.

"White Servitude in America," Counterpunch (December 3, 2015).

"Debt Serfdom in America - Part 1," The Huffington Post, November 10, 2015. Reprinted by: Counterpunch (November 11, 2015)

"Reflections on Teaching Law - Cultivating Listening Skills," The Huffington Post, October 30, 2015.

"World Is Inchoate Without Iran: A Plea to U.S. Congress," The Huffington Post, July 20, 2015.

"Understanding Sufi Spirituality," The Huffington Post, June 1, 2015.

"A Quantum Leap Toward Universal Spirituality," The Huffington Post, May 20, 2014.

"Republican Platform Envisions America Without Human Rights," The Huffington Post, September 17, 2012.

"Kansas Legislature Does Harm in Barring Islamic Law," The Huffington Post, May 15, 2012.

"Murder as Instrument of Foreign Policy," MWC News (November 2, 2011). Reprinted by: Counterpunch (November 3, 2011); Dhaka Courier (November 3, 2011); Sri Lanka Guardian (November 4, 2011).

"Pakistan’s Nuanced Duplicity," MWC News (October 6, 2011).

"Petitioning Congress on Qur’an Burning," MWC News (April 19, 2011). Reprinted by: Jurist: Legal News & Research (June 14, 2011).

"Representative King’s Crusade against American Muslims," MWC News (March 9, 2011). Reprinted by: Jurist: Legal News & Research (March 9, 2011); Counterpunch (March 10, 2011); The News International (March 12, 2011).

"Understanding Due Process," (December 13, 2010) (co-authored with Jasmine Abou-Kassem) (reviews death sentence of Aasia Bibi under Pakistan Penal Code blasphemy statute). Reprinted by: Counterpunch (December 14, 2010); MWC News (December 14, 2010).

"Oklahoma Ban on Shariah is Unconstitutional," MWC News (November 9, 2010) (co-authored with Jasmine Abou-Kassem). Reprinted by: Counterpunch (November 11, 2010); Arab News (Saudi Arabia) (November 16, 2010).

"The Sovereignty of Muslim Nations," Counterpunch (December 18, 2009). Reprinted by: Middle East Online (December 18, 2009); Daily Star (December 20, 2009); MWC News (December 21, 2009).

"Now Pakistan – Sequential Destruction of Muslim Nations," Counterpunch (October 21, 2009). Reprinted by: MWC News (October 19, 2009); Middle East Online (October 19, 2009); Sri Lanka Guardian (October 21, 2009); AlJazeera Magazine (October 21, 2009); Daily Star (October 25, 2009).

"A Civil War: Obama’s Gift to Pakistan," Counterpunch (June 16, 2009). Reprinted by: MWC News (June 16, 2009); Middle East Online June 18, 2009; Daily Star (June 21, 2009); AlJazeera Magazine (June 22, 2009).

"Drone Attacks on Pakistan's Indigenous Tribes," Counterpunch (April 21, 2009). Reprinted by: Middle East Online (April 21, 2009; AlJazeera Magazine (April 21, 2009); MWC News (April 21, 2009); Daily Star (April 22, 2009); American Muslim (April 23, 2009); Daily Times (April 27, 2009).

"Challenges for Chaudhry: The Way Ahead for Pakistan's Reinstated Chief Justice," Jurist: Legal News & Research (March 19, 2009). Reprinted by: AlJazeera Magazine (March 25, 2009); Daily Times (March 27, 2009); Nigerian Tribune (March 30, 2009).

"Establishing an International Tribunal for the Mumbai Terror Suspects," Jurist: Legal News & Research (December 29, 2008). Reprinted by: MWC News (December 30, 2008).

"Mumbai and the Kashmir Dispute," Jurist: Legal News & Research (December 4, 2008). Reprinted by: Counterpunch (December 5/7, 2008); AlJazeera Magazine (December 12, 2008); Daily Times (December 15, 2008).

"Obama and the Second American Revolution," Jurist: Legal News & Research (November 5, 2008).

"Meltdown in American Markets: An Islamic Perspective," Counterpunch (September 27/28, 2008). Reprinted by: Middle East Online (September 27, 2008; AlJazeera Magazine (September 29, 2008); American Muslim (September 28, 2008); Arab News (Saudi Arabia) (September 29, 2008); MWC News (September 27, 2008).

"Presidency and the Constitution in Post-Musharraf Pakistan," Jurist: Legal News & Research (August 26, 2008). Reprinted by: MWC News (August 26, 2008); Counterpunch (August 27, 2008); American Muslim (August 26, 2008); Middle East Online (August 26, 2008); Daily Star (August 28, 2008).

"Pakistan's Proposed Constitutional Amendment: An Exercise in Futility," Jurist: Legal News & Research (May 24, 2008). Reprinted by: MWC News (May 22, 2008); Counterpunch (May 23, 2008); American Muslim (May 23, 2008); Middle East Online (May 26, 2008); Daily Star (June 2, 2008).

"Pakistan's Constitutional Shenanigans," Jurist: Legal News & Research (May 7, 2008). Reprinted by: MWC News (May 7, 2008); Counterpunch (May 8, 2008); American Muslim (May 8, 2008); Daily Star (May 11, 2008).

"Democracy Day in Pakistan: No Pardon for Musharraf," Jurist: Legal News & Research (March 16, 2008). Reprinted by: Counterpunch (March 17, 2008); MWC News (March 17, 2008); American Muslim (March 18, 2008); Daily Star (March 20, 2008).

"Arresting Pakistan's Musharraf," Jurist: Legal News & Research (February 21, 2008). See also: Counterpunch (February 22, 2008).

"NATO Genocide in Afghanistan," Jurist: Legal News & Research (January 29, 2008). Reprinted by: Middle East Online (January 30, 2008); Counterpunch (January 30, 2008); American Muslim (January 31, 2008); AlJazeera Magazine (online edition) (February 1, 2008); Daily Star (February 6, 2008). [See also, below under Media Interviews, the February 13, 2008 interview with Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 102.7 FM.]

"Perfidy in Pakistan: Understanding the Bhutto Assassination" Jurist: Legal News & Research (December 31, 2007). Reprinted by: Counterpunch (December 31, 2007); MWC News (December 31, 2007); American Muslim (December 31, 2007).

"Summoning Caesar to Trial in Pakistan," Jurist: Legal News & Research (December 16, 2007). Reprinted by: Middle East Online (December 17, 2007); American Muslim (December 17, 2007); MWC News (December 17, 2007); AlJazeera Magazine (online edition) (December 19, 2007).

"Pakistan Elections and the Lawyers' Movement," Jurist: Legal News & Research (November 27, 2007). Reprinted by: MWC News (November 27, 2007); Counterpunch (November 28, 2007); Middle East Online (November 28, 2007).

"Liberating Pakistan: A Test Case for the World Media," Counterpunch (November 15, 2007). Reprinted by: MWC News (November 14, 2007); Middle East Online (November 15, 2007).

"Solidarity with Pakistan's Lawyers," Jurist: Legal News & Research (November 7, 2007). Reprinted by: MWC News (November 7, 2007); Counterpunch (November 8, 2007).
This commentary has been set to photographs and music (6 minutes, 42 seconds).

"Pakistan's Lawless Plight: Prescription for Another Coup?" Jurist: Legal News & Research (November 4, 2007). Reprinted by: MWC News (November 5, 2007); Counterpunch (November 6, 2007); Middle East Online (November 6, 2007); PressTV (November 7, 2007); AlJazeera Magazine (online edition) (November 8, 2007).

"Pakistan's Constitutional Mess," Jurist: Legal News & Research (October 15, 2007). Reprinted by: Counterpunch (October 15, 2007); MWC News (October 15, 2007); The American Muslim (October 16, 2007); Arab News (Saudi Arabia) (October 16, 2007); Brunei Times (October 17, 2007).

"Staying Pakistan's Presidential Election," Jurist: Legal News & Research (September 30, 2007).

"Sharif's Lawless Deportation from Pakistan," Jurist: Legal News & Research (September 12, 2007). Reprinted by: The American Muslim (September 11, 2007); MWC News (September 11, 2007); Middle East Online (September 12, 2007).

"Pakistan Supreme Court Must Deliver a Bold Decision," Jurist: Legal News & Research (July 15, 2007). Reprinted by: AlJazeera Magazine (online edition) (July 17, 2007); MWC News (July 16, 2007); Counterpunch (July 16, 2007); The American Muslim (July 16, 2007); Middle East Online (July 16, 2007); Arab News (July 18, 2007); The Brunei Times (July 19, 2007); Daily Star (July 20, 2007); Pakistan Link (July 23, 2007).

"A Lawyers' Mutiny in Pakistan," Jurist: Legal News & Research (May 17, 2007). Reprinted by: MWC News (May 17, 2007); Counterpunch (May 18, 2007); The American Muslim (May 27, 2007).

"Combating Defamation of Religions," The American Muslim (January 1, 2007). Reprinted by: MWC News (December 31, 2006).

"President's Incitements to Commit Genocide," Counterpunch (September 19, 2006). Reprinted by: MWC News (September 18, 2006); The American Muslim (September 18, 2006); Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (September 19, 2006); Middle East Online (September 21, 2006).

"Suppressive Rulings: Turkey's Headscarf Ban," National Law Journal (online edition) (July 24, 2006).

"The Challenges of Maximalist Democracy," Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (February 6, 2006). Reprinted by: MWC News Magazine (January 29, 2006); Daily Star (February 1, 2006); Daily Times (February 6, 2006).

"The Essentialist Terrorist," Daily Star (November 27, 2005). Reprinted by: MWC News Magazine (November 22, 2005); Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (November 28, 2005).

"The New Commandment on Political Murders: Thou Shalt Not Kill— But We Will," Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (October 29, 2005). Reprinted by: Statesman (October 29, 2005); Daily Star (October 30, 2005).

"The Invention of Porno Torture," Counterpunch (September 28, 2005). Reprinted by: Daily Times (October 3, 2005); Daily Star (October 7, 2005).

"Is There a Right to Armed Struggle?," Counterpunch (August 27, 2005). Reprinted by: Statesman (August 31, 2005); Daily Star (June 7, 2005); "The Changing Right of Armed Struggle," Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (September 16, 2005, updated).

"Friendly Renditions to Muslim Torture Chambers," Counterpunch (June 6, 2005). Reprinted by: Daily Star (June 7, 2005); Statesman (June 8, 2005); Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (June 7, 2005).

"Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Poised to Fall Apart," Counterpunch (May 4, 2005). Reprinted by: Statesman (May 5, 2005); Jurist (May 5, 2005); Planeta Porto (May 5, 2005) (English version and Portuguese translation); Daily Star (May 22, 2005).

"Alif for Allah, Baa for Bush," Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (January 25, 2005). Reprinted by: Bitácora Internacional (April 14, 2005) (Spanish translation) (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

"The Devil's Work: Bush's Minority Appointments," Counterpunch (November 26, 2004). Reprinted by: Statesman (November 27, 2004); Jurist (November 29, 2004); Daily Star (online edition) (November 30, 2004); La Prensa San Diego (online edition) (December 3, 2004); Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (December 17, 2004).

"The Jihad of Alan Dershowitz," Counterpunch (September 30, 2004). Reprinted by: "La Yihad de Alan Dershowitz," Rebelión (October 3, 2004) (Spanish translation); Daily Star (online edition) (December 5, 2004).
Professor Khan's article, "The Jihad of Alan Dershowitz," is based upon a July 27, 2004 telephone interview.

"Living Fully at Forty and Beyond. Reprinted by: Statesman (online edition) (September 30, 2004).

"From William Franklin to Omar Hazim: An Islamic American Story. Reprinted by: Daily Star (online edition) (September 5, 2004); Statesman (online edition) (September 30, 2004).

"The Murder They Wrote: US Plots to Assassinate Pakistani Ambassador," Jurist (August 16, 2004). Reprinted by: Axis of Logic (August 11, 2004); Daily Star (online edition) (August 16, 2004); Statesman (online edition) (August 22, 2004).

"US Veto Over the Wall Threatens the Rule of Law," Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (July 26, 2004). Reprinted by: Palestine Chronicle Weekly Journal (July 25, 2004); Daily Star (online edition) (July 25, 2004); Taipei Times (online edition) (July 28, 2004); Gulf Daily News (online edition) (July 27, 2004); Axis of Logic (August 3, 2004).

"Taking Care of Old and Frail Parents. Reprinted by: PakistanLink (online edition) (June 4, 2004). Statesman (online edition) (August 4, 2004).

"The Changing Law of Assassinations," Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (April 3, 2004). Reprinted by: Daily Star (online edition) (April 4, 2004); Middle East Times (online edition) (April 9, 2004) (Due to unauthorized editing, this version of the article contains errors.); Daily Times (online edition) (April 13, 2004); Middle East Window (online magazine and forum) (May 26, 2004); Diplomatic Traffic (April 2004).

"Justice Antonin Scalia: Living in Another World," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (March 29, 2004).

"Open a Thousand Libraries," Statesman (online edition) (March 16, 2004).

"A Culture of Solving Problems. Reprinted by: Statesman (online edition) (February 17, 2004); PakistanLink (online edition) (February 27, 2004).

"Saving Islamic Democrary in Iran: The Governing Council Should Be Juristic, Not Political," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (January 20, 2004). Reprinted by: Asia Times (online edition) (January 23, 2004); Middle East Times (online edition) (January 23, 2004).

"The Value of Individuals. Reprinted by: Statesman (online edition) (January 11, 2004).

"Cleanliness Can Be Learned," Daily Star (online edition) (November 15, 2003).

"How Americans Appreciate Cleanliness. Reprinted by: Statesman (online edition) (November 2003).

"God Goes to Law School," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (October 27, 2003).

"How Americans Appreciate the Dignity of Manual Labour," Statesman (online edition) (October 2003).

"Hi, Welcome to the Hotel California. Reprinted by: Statesman (online edition) (August 29, 2003).

"Lawlessness in Iraq and the Failure of Unilateralism," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (July 7, 2003).

"The Obligation of the Coalition Provisional Authority to Protect Iraq's Cultural Heritage," ASIL Insights (July 2003).

"Above and Beyond International Law," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (January 24, 2003).

"Mocking the Myth of Freedom: Pakistan Views America," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (January 24, 2003).

"Chechen Terror: The Play within the Play," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (November 4, 2002).

"Will the European Court Push Turkey toward Islamic Revolution?," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (September 9, 2002).

"Will the War on Afghanistan Reap Any Benefits?," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (November 5, 2001).

"Attack on America: An Islamic Perspective," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (September 2001).

Foreign Affairs Commentaries

"Pakistan's Hyperactive Supreme Court," Jurist, February 9, 2018.

"Barbados - A Promising Island for the Progeny of African Slaves," The Huffington Post, June 24, 2017.

"Profiling Islamaphobes," Counterpunch, March 22, 2017.

"The Isosceles Triangle of China-Russia-Pakisan: A Mighty Coalition? The Huffington Post, January 12, 2017.

"Shariah Permits Prosecuting Muslims who Destroy Historical Monuments such as Shrines in Timbuktu," The Huffington Post, August 29, 2016.

"Unviability of Islamic Caliphate: Who Can Be Caliph? - Part 2," The Huffington Post, January 14, 2016.

"Unviability of Islamic Caliphate: Ethnic Barriers - Part 1," The Huffington Post, January 7, 2016.

"Sick Over-Reactions to Islamic Terrorism," Counterpunch (November 19, 2015); Reprinted by: The Huffington Post, November 19, 2015.

"Pakistan Invents a Bipolar (Civil-Military) Form of Government," The Huffington Post, October 5, 2015.

"India-Pakistan Need a Defense Pact," The Huffington Post, June 22, 2015.

"Militarization of Pakistan Constitution," The Huffington Post, January 13, 2015.

"Takfirization of Pakistan," The Huffington Post, November 18, 2014.

"Pakistan's Bully Politics," The Huffington Post, September 25, 2014.

"Islamabad Revolutionaries Misunderstand the Right to Protest in the United States," The Huffington Post, September 2, 2014.

"Pakistani Generals Will Defend the Constitution," The Huffington Post, August 21, 2014.

"Pakistan's Mob Democracy," The Huffington Post, August 15, 2014.

"Bangladesh -- Toxic Factionalism and Constitutional Confusions," The Huffington Post, December 16, 2013.

"Understanding Pakistani Geopolitics," The Huffington Post, November 11, 2013.

"Georgia -- A Wounded Nation Seeking Self-Definition," The Huffington Post, July 25, 2013.

"The Crude Exuberance of Pakistani Talk Shows," The Huffington Post, July 8, 2013.

"Pakistan Must Cultivate Respect for Public Property," The Huffington Post, June 17, 2013.

"General Musharraf Must Face Justice," The Huffington Post, March 25, 2013.

"A Rising Confederation for Jihad," The Huffington Post, January 23, 2013.

"Pakistan's Collaborative Democracy -- Benefits of Dualistic Politics," The Huffington Post, January 2, 2013.

"The Dictators of the Middle East," The Huffington Post, November 26, 2012.

Firing Prime Ministers Harms the Pakistan Constitution," The Huffington Post, August 30, 2012.

Pakistan Supreme Court Should Exercise Judicial Restraint on Presidential Immunity," The Huffington Post, July 13, 2012.

Pakistan's Burgeoning Business of Nepotism," The Huffington Post, June 18, 2012.

"Attacking Iran Is Illegal," The Huffington Post, March 7, 2012.

"Rising Anti-Americanism in Pakistan ," The American Muslim (June 11, 2011). See also: MWC News (June 11, 2011); Middle East Online (June 12, 2011); Counterpunch (June 13, 2011).

"Constitutional Enforcement in Tunisia, Yemen, and Egypt," Jurist: Legal News & Research (January 29, 2011). See also: MWC News (January 30, 2011); Counterpunch (January 31, 2011).

"The Pakistan Chief Justice Story: A Personal Narrative," Jurist: Legal News & Research (April 15, 2007).

"The Veil and the British Male Elite," The American Muslim (October 26, 2006). Reprinted by: MWC News (October 26, 2006); Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (October 26, 2006); Counterpunch (October 30, 2006).

"Fighting Words: The Abuse of Islam in Political Rhetoric," Jurist: Legal News & Research (August 20, 2006). See also: MWC News (July 30, 2006).

"The War Crime Machine: Defeating the IDF," Counterpunch (July 29/30, 2006). See also: MWC News (July 30, 2006).

"Hagarism: The Story of a Book Written by Infidels for Infidels," Baltimore Chronicle and Sentinel (online edition) (April 26, 2006). See also: The Daily Star (April 8, 2006); MWC News (April 30, 2006).

"Lesson that City Bombers Need to Learn," The Daily Star (July 31, 2005). Reprinted by: Accra Daily Mail (online edition) (July 26, 2005); Statesman (online edition) (July 29, 2005); Counterpunch (July 30/31, 2005); Wichita Eagle (online edition) (August 3, 2005).

"US Democratisation Gift to Muslim Nations: What is in the Belly of Trojan Horse?," Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (June 30, 2005) [response by: J. Russell Tyldesley (July 3, 2005)]. Reprinted by: Statesman (online edition) (June 30, 2005); Counterpunch (July 6, 2005); The Daily Star (July 8, 2005).

"Who is feeding the Bin Laden legend?," Counterpunch (December 29, 2004). See also: Statesman (online edition) (December 27, 2004); Daily Star (December 28, 2004); Taipei Times (January 2, 2005); The Hindu (online edition) (January 4, 2005); Bangladesh Observer (online edition) (January 19, 2005).

"An India-Pakistan Defence Pact?," Daily Star (online edition) (June 28, 2004). Reprinted by: Daily Times (online edition) (June 24, 2004).

"Let Muslim Countries Replace U.S. in Iraq," CJ Online (Topeka Capital-Journal) (May 16, 2004).

"Political Cleansing in Iran," DAWN (online edition) (January 22, 2004).

"Does the Bush Administration Care for Facts?," Baltimore Chronicle and Sentinel (online edition) (January 3, 2004). See also: Hi Pakistan (online edition) (January 5, 2004) ; The Nation (Lahore, Pakistan) (online edition) (January 5, 2004).

"The Value of Flextime. See also: Statesman (online edition) (December 9, 2003); Daily Star (online edition) (December 2003).

"Funding a Fragile Occupation of Iraq," Baltimore Chronicle and Sentinel (online edition) (October 20, 2003).

"Khan: Congress should attach strings to Iraqi funding," CJ Online (Topeka Capital-Journal) (October 21, 2003).

"Educational qualification plea likely to affect members of religious parties," Gulf News (online edition) (July 17, 2003).

"Degrees of difficulty in Pakistan," Asia Times Online (July 16, 2003).

"A Bold New Future," PakistanLink (May 30, 2003).

"Why Support the War?," PakistanLink (April 11, 2003).

Law and Literature

"The Hazards of Being a Scholar," The Huffington Post, July 24, 2016.

"Transgender Dignity in Islam," The Huffington Post, May 23, 2016.

"Meister Eckhart - Rediscovering a German Sufi," The Huffington Post, May 18, 2016.

"Obatala - The Sweetest God from Africa," The Huffington Post, May 3, 2016.

"Beelzebub: An Unfairly Demonized Deity?," The Huffington Post, April 25, 2016.

"Secrets of Beings: The Pillars of Shiva," The Huffington Post, March 8, 2016.

"Adding The Word "Modefolkers" To Political Vocabulary," The Huffington Post, September 21, 2015.

"Misunderstood Beings - Such as Ostriches," The Huffington Post, September 5, 2015.

"Fantasies of Flying," The Huffington Post, August 17, 2015.

"Perils of Self-Illumination," The Huffington Post, August 3, 2015.

"Deleting Creative Work," The Huffington Post, December 2, 2013.

"Let Me Tell You A Story Of The Two Kings," Baltimore Chronicle and Sentinel (online edition) (June 2, 2006). See also: MWC News (June 2, 2006); Counterpunch (June 3/4, 2006); Statesman (online edition) (June 11, 2006).

"Science & Creation: Views From People of Faith," Panelist. Sponsored by Kansas State University Center for the Understanding of Origins (May 3, 2005).

"I've never been to Alabama" and "Cotton Deserts," 21 PW Review (May 2005) (30 KB PDF) (poems originally read at the February 22, 2005 "Poetry Slam" sponsored by the Black Law Student Association at Washburn University School of Law).

"Internationalizing the Law School Curriculum," 22 Syllabus 8 (Spring 1991)

  • The Iliad: A Dialogue on Hate Speech by Ali Khan
  • The Ditch: A Legal Story by Ali Khan

The Bells: "Ghantian" (977 KB PDF) and "Ghunghru" (2.3 MB PDF) (two books of short stories written in Urdu in the mid-1970s; requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Media Interviews

"Escalating Tensions Between India and Pakistan," Press TV (October 1, 2016) (Professor Khan discusses the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan after the recent attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir that left 17 soldiers dead.) (comments begin at 4:40).

"17 Soldiers Killed in Indian Army Base Attack," Press TV (September 18, 2016) (Professor Khan comments on the attacks on the Indian soldiers in Northern Kashmir) (comments begin at 1:30).

"Military Means Unhelpful in Solving Pakistan Militancy: Academic," Press TV (December 14, 2015) (Professor Khan comments on a recent bomb attack in a mainly Shia area of northwest Pakistan).

"OIC, HRC Should Support Rohingya Muslims: Academic," Press TV (November 24, 2015) (Professor Khan comments on the impact of political change in Myanmar on the fate of the country's Rohingya Muslims).

"Mina Tragedy Needs International Investigation: Pundit," Press TV (October 1, 2015) (Professor Khan discusses the recent deadly crush during the Hajj rituals in which hundreds of people were killed near Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca).

"Faiths in Action," I've Got Issues (produced by Washburn University's public broadcasting station KTWU), April 30, 2015.

"Imran Khan Undemocratic in Trying to Get His Way: Professor," Press TV (September 2, 2014) (Professor Khan comments on public protests in Pakistan led by Imran Khan calling for the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif).

"Both the US and Taliban Killing Innocent Civilians," Press TV (January 1, 2013) (Professor Khan comments on the pattern of violence in Pakistan).

"US Ignores Pakistanis’ Feelings about Drone Attacks: Analyst," Press TV (June 7, 2012) (Professor Khan comments on US continued attacks to help defend itself against what it has called terrorist threats).

"US Wants to Reserve Right to Kill Across Border," Press TV (April 29, 2012) (Professor Khan comments on U.S. refusal to make an apology for a November airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on the Afghanistan border).

"Obama Makes 'Great Confession' on Drone Strikes," Press TV (January 31, 2012) (Professor Khan comments on President Barack Obama's confession on U.S. military drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas).

"US Resumes Drone Strikes in Pakistan," Press TV (January 11, 2012) (Professor Khan shares his opinion on the resumption of US drone attacks).

"US-Pakistan Ties Cannot be Reconstructed Easily," Press TV (December 14, 2011) (Professor Khan says anti-American sentiments in Pakistan are so high that the mending of U.S.-Pakistan ties seems difficult).

"The Wrath of Khan," Christopher Hitchens Watch (December 6, 2011) (In an extensive interview lasting over an hour, Dr. Lubna Qureshi, a history scholar in Sweden, interviews Professor Khan who criticizes Conservative Writer Christopher Hitchens’ views on the right to self-defense, terrorism, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the legitimacy of drones, and a number of other international topics).

"US Bullying Pakistan in Drone Row," Press TV (October 10, 2011) (Professor Khan comments on US drone attacks in Pakistan).

"US Fighting a Failed War in Afghanistan," Press TV (October 8, 2011) (Professor Khan comments about the pressure on the Pakistani government in its fight against US-made terrorism to support Obama's last ditch attempt to manifest a departure victory against the Taliban).

"President Obama 'Has Morally Degenerated," Press TV (August 13, 2011) (Professor Khan comments on U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan).

"Foreigners Escalate Pakistan Civil War," PressTV (June 12, 2011) (Professor Khan comments on civil war in Pakistan).

"US Leaving Big Mess in Pakistan," PressTV (May 31, 2011) (Professor Khan comments how in the name of hunting militants, the US is forcing its foreign policies on the Pakistani nation).

"Pakistan Forfeits National Interest for US," PressTV (May 28, 2011) (Professor Khan comments on Pakistan-US relation and Pakistan's further risk of an internal unrest as a result of US affiliation).

"Pakistan, US Lie on Bin Laden Killing," PressTV (May 4, 2011) (Professor Khan comments on the Pakistani government's foreknowledge of the U.S. raid to take out al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden).

"Pak Sufis Become Victim of West's Great Expectations," The Times of India (April 10, 2011) (by Sameer Arshad) (Professor Khan comments on Sufism in Pakistan).

"US Drone Attacks in Pakistan 'a Deliberate Message," PressTV (March 18, 2011) (Professor Khan says the United States keeps targeting Pakistani tribal areas with its deadly drone strikes to "send a deliberate message" to Islamabad declaring its presence in the volatile region).

"Peter King is 'Launching a Crusade in the United States," PressTV (March 11, 2011) (Professor Khan expresses concern over congressman Peter King, Chairman of the House for Homeland Security Committee, who is launching a new crusade against Muslims in the United States with his so-called hearing on Radicalization of American Muslims) (length: 2 minutes, 17 seconds).

"Governments Arising from Arab Unrest may not Fulfill U.S. Hopes," Kansas City Star (February 12, 2011) (by Rick Montgomery and Darryl Levings) (Professor Khan comments on Fusions States).

"Religious Laws Long Recognized By U.S. Courts," NPR (September 8, 2010) (interviewed by Barbara Bradley Hagerty) (Professor Khan's comments are made at 2.55 to 3.42) (Professor Khan comments on Islamic influence and sees a scenario where non-Muslims could be governed by Islamic law). (length: 4 minutes, 34 seconds).

"Muslim-American Men Sentenced on Terror Charges," NPR (June 24, 2010) (interviewed by Tony Cox) (Professor Khan with Nihad Awad discuss the charges and reaction in the United States of five Muslim-American men from the Northern Virginia area who were sentenced each to ten years in prison by a Pakistan court. The young men were arrested in Pakistan last December and were convicted for conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks) (length: 9 minutes, 17 seconds).

Quoted, "Act of Transition," 27:10 Frontline: India's National Magazine (May 8-21, 2010).

"Pakistan Issues," Interview on PressTV (broadcast from Tehran, Iran) (October 9, 2009) (interviewed by Waqar Rizvi) (Discussing U.S. aid to Pakistan and fighting Al-Qaeda.) (length: 6 minutes).

"Competing Narratives of the Taliban," Vancouver, British Columbia, Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 102.7 FM (July 1, 2009) (interviewed by Gail Davidson) (length: 50 minutes, 48 seconds).

"Threat of Taliban to Pakistan," Phone interview on PressTV (broadcast from Tehran, Iran) (April 27, 2009) (The Shariah deal between the Pakistan government and the Taliban will not be durable because parties are negotiating in bad faith. The government broke the deal and attacked the Taliban to please NATO forces, and the Taliban are finding excuses to extend their rule to other parts of Pakistan.) (length: 7 minutes, 18 seconds).

"Feds Convict Five of Fort Dix Conspiracy," Free Speech Radio News (December 23, 2008) (Federal Prosecutors have convicted five men on charges of conspiracy to attack the Fort Dix military base in New Jersey. Critics accuse the government of entrapment and persecuting the Muslim American community. Professor Khan comments on how the government collects evidence from a group through infiltration techniques.)

Khan's comments on political situation in Pakistan are published in the Lebanese paper As-safir (in Arabic) (August 26, 2008).

"ICC Arrest Warrant for President Bashir," Middle East Today on PressTV (broadcast from Tehran, Iran) (July 15, 2008) (the broadcast is approximately 43:05 minutes and Professor Khan's comments are made at 3:42 and 9:45). (Professor Khan joined by phone other commentators in discussing the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the arrest warrant against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan. During Professor Khan's comments Tehran TV showed his photograph and the Topeka capital building.) (To watch the episode, either download and install Microsoft Silverlight as instructed on the page OR click the Windows Media Player link at the top center of the page.)

Roundtable Discussion on Constitutional Crisis in Pakistan and U.S.-Pakistan Relations (in Urdu), Radio Aap ki Dunyaa (Voice of America (VOA) News) (March 21, 2008) (discussion begins approximately 11:40 minutes into the broadcast and lasts about 33:20 minutes).

"Islamic Consultation Best Formula for Pak[istan] Democracy," PressTV (February 20, 2008).

"NATO Genocide in Afghanistan," Vancouver, British Columbia, Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 102.7 FM (February 13, 2008) (interviewed by Gail Davidson and Charles Boyland) (length: 58 minutes, 11 seconds).

"What Martial Law Means for Pakistani Families," National Public Radio (NPR) (November 13, 2007) (interview begins approximately 8 minutes into story).

"Martial law and precarious democracy in Pakistan," PressTV (November 7, 2007).

"Pakistan Political Future Remains Unsettled Despite Musharraf Election Win," VOA News (Voice of America) (October 11, 2007).

"Khan Speaks on Sabbatical to Middle East," The Review (Washburn University) (online edition) (September 24, 2007).

Quoted, "US Muslims Fear American Scapegoating", CJ Online (Topeka Capital-Journal) (September 13, 2001).

Quoted, "Expert: U.S. Navigating Dangerous Waters", CJ Online (Topeka Capital-Journal) (March 21, 2003).

Quoted, "Law Professor Raises Question on Iraq Policy," Goodland Daily News (December 4, 2002; Steve Haynes column) [148 KB PDF; requires Adobe Acrobat Reader].


"How Muslims View the Travel Ban," Washburn University Brown Bag International Lecture, Topeka, Kansas, February 22, 2017.

"Treatment of Shariah and American Muslims under the U.S. Constitution and Laws CLE," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, September 16, 2016.

Panelist, “Islamic Law (CLE),” J. Reuben Clark Law Society 2014 Annual Conference, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, February 14, 2014.

Keynote Speaker, "Seeking Perfection Through Kalaam-e-Iqbal," Annual 'Iqbal Day', Iqbal Society of Metropolitan Chicago, East-West University, Chicago, Illinois, April 17, 2011 (commentary on the keynote address).

Symposium Speaker, "Ethics in War, Terrorism, and Military Law," Fourth Annual Law Review Symposium, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, March 25, 2011.

"American Muslims and the Right to Religious Freedom," The Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, March 15, 2011. (See report in March 16, 2011 Kansas State Collegian, page 6.)

Plenary Speaker, "Islamic Law and Constitutional Liberty," Spring Law Journal Symposium, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 12, 2010.

"A Legal Theory of Foreign Policy Portfolios: U.S. Relationship with the Muslim World under the Obama Administration," A Critical Juncture: Human Rights & US Standing in the World Under the Obama Administration, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems Symposium, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, March 5, 2010.

Plenary Speaker, "The Quran and the Constitution," Religious Legal Theory: The State of the Field Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, November 13, 2009.

Presented, "Basics of Islamic Finance," University of Missouri Kansas City Law School, Kansas City, Missouri, April 23, 2009.

Speaker, "Islamic Law of Resistance to Occupation," University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, March 16, 2009.

"Islamic Culture and Terrorism," U.S. Attorney's Citizens Academy, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, October 7, 2008.

"Religious Minorities Under Islamic Law," Racial Profiling at Borders Conference, Kwantlen University College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 25, 2008.

"The Islamic Boundaries of Investment Risk," Eighth Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 19, 2008.

Symposium Speaker on panel with Ahmad Amara of the Harvard Human Rights Clinic, "All Governments Are Abusers of Human Rights," Lessons Learned, Future Paths: A Human Rights Symposium, University of Kansas School of Law, April 11, 2008.

Keynote Speaker, "Conversions and Conflict: An Interreligious Discussion on Evangelization," University of St. Thomas, Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 7, 2008.

Keynote Speaker, "The Constitutional Crisis in Pakistan," Washburn University School of Law, Prelaw Advisor Conference, Topeka, Kansas, February 28, 2008 (length: 36 minutes, 39 seconds) [These remarks discuss the evolution of the constitutional crisis in Pakistan, explaining the difference between Parliamentary and Presidential forms of government. The Pakistani armed forces prefer the Presidential system whereas political forces prefer the soverignty of the Parliament with a strong Prime Minister.]

Professional Service

Taught an intensive week long course in secured transactions to lawyers and law students in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (July 11-18 2013).