Legal History of Religious Accommodation and Muslim Prisoners

Bernard Freamon chronicles the legal history behind the recent case regarding religious accommodation of prisoners, Conway v. Purves. Four Muslim prisoners incarcerated in four prisons in the Michigan prison system just settled a federal lawsuit against prison officials. The lawsuit, Conway v. Purves, No. 13-cv-10271 (E.D. Michigan, 2017) alleged that the prisoners were denied sufficient nutrition when … Continue reading Legal History of Religious Accommodation and Muslim Prisoners

ELECTION DAY 2016 :: Civil Rights Sharīʿa and the Elections as a Part of the American Political Process

On election day 2016, Professor Intisar Rabb, SHARIAsource founding editor-in-chief, reflects on the notion of “civil rights sharīʿa”: the role that Islamic law has historically played in honoring and pressing for shared commitments to justice and equality under the law. Modern American history already exemplifies this notion in the legacy of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died as … Continue reading ELECTION DAY 2016 :: Civil Rights Sharīʿa and the Elections as a Part of the American Political Process

IN SUMMARY :: Intisar Rabb and Manal Omar in Conversation with Ethan Zuckerman (Part of the MLTalks Series at MIT)

Wed, Oct 19 | 1.00-2.00pm Ethan Zuckerman, MIT; Intisar Rabb, Harvard Law School; Manal Omar, USIP. Presented at the MIT Media Lab. Ethan Zuckerman framed the conversation with HLS Professor and SHARIAsource Editor-in-Chief Intisar Rabb and USIP VP for the Middle East Manal Omar discussion within a larger approach of the Media Lab’s aim to … Continue reading IN SUMMARY :: Intisar Rabb and Manal Omar in Conversation with Ethan Zuckerman (Part of the MLTalks Series at MIT)

IN SUMMARY: White House Lawyer Raheemah Abdulaleem (HLS ’01) talks Big Law and Public Service (In Conversation with Intisar Rabb)

SHARIAsource hosted the first of its lunch discussions, entitled “From Big Law to Public Service in the White House.” Over lunch, Raheemah Abdulaleem, Associate General Counsel in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, the White House, intimated to current HLS students details of her first years as a newly barred lawyer and how … Continue reading IN SUMMARY: White House Lawyer Raheemah Abdulaleem (HLS ’01) talks Big Law and Public Service (In Conversation with Intisar Rabb)

Muhammad Ali’s Legacy & the Idea of “Civil Rights Shari’a” (BBC Interview with Intisar Rabb)

SHARIAsource founder and editor-in-chief Intisar Rabb discusses Muhammad Alī's legacy with the BBC at his funeral; in standing against injustice through practicing what we might call the 1960s idea of a "civil rights shari'a," Ali's declaration that  "I am America" may be even more relevant today.