Formerly under the rubric of the Islamic Legal Studies Program, we now announce a revamped Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School and the opening of applications for Visiting and Senior Fellowships. Applications are due Feb 1, 2019. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply to the Visiting Fellowship. Apply to the Senior Fellowship.
Dr. Nahed Samour, currently an Early Career Fellow at Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen Institute for Advance Study, presented her current work on the professionalization of judges in early Islamic courts at SHARIAsource's first lunch talk of the academic year. Using Western theories of professionalizatition, Samour is assessing how jurists in early Islamic court established power and authority. The … Continue reading SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: Authority through Organization? Professionalization and Bureaucratization at Early Islamic Courts
Aron Zysow (Harvard JD & PhD, 1984), the eminent scholar of Islamic law and theology, turns 70 this year. To celebrate his intellectual generosity and his immense contributions to Islamic studies, a group of his long-time friends gathered at Harvard Law School on May 6 for a one-day symposium on a topic close to Aron's … Continue reading Celebrating Aron Zysow’s Scholarship
Hosted by IAS-IIAS Advanced School in the Humanities June 12-14, 2017 Grad students from Princeton and beyond are very welcome to attend the sessions. See the program here.
On April 25th, SHARIAsource Fellow, Dr. Sohaira Siddiqui, at the Islamic Legal Studies Program used the 1881 case of Fidayat ul-Nissa and others v. Muhammad Ismail Khan (India) to frame her discussion of the creation of Anglo-Muhammadan law. Like the other five cases that she has researched during her fellowship this year, this case demonstrates the complexity of … Continue reading The Transformation of Anglo-Muhammadan Law: Muslims on British Benches
Islamic Legal Studies Program SHARIAsource / Fulbright Fellow Dr. Mubasher Hussain introduced the work of Shah Waliullah Dehlavi to the Harvard community on 17 April 2017. Hussain discussed Shah Waliullah often-overlooked thoughts on Islamic jurisprudence, focusing on the ways in which he differentiated between scholars of Islamic law labeled “first rank independent muftis” and … Continue reading Shah Waliullah Dehlavi and His Neglected Views on Islamic Law
International Conference, Friday, 6 October 2017 British Institute of International and Comparative Law & Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law In conjunction with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the editors of the Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (AYBHRHL) invite submissions for the above conference to be held … Continue reading Islamic Law and Its Implementation in Asia and the Middle East
Elizabeth H. Shlala, Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies April 4, 2017 |12:30 to 2:00 pm | CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St Cambridge, MA 02138 Elizabeth H. Shlala earned a PhD in History from Georgetown University. She has held academic positions at London School of Economics and Political Science, Oxford University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, … Continue reading The Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt: Hybridity, Law, and Gender
October 26-28, 2017 American University Washington College of Law Washington D.C. The American Society of Comparative Law and American University College of Law invites all interested scholars to consider submitting a panel proposal for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law that will be held between Thursday, October 26, and Saturday, … Continue reading Call for Panels: Comparative Law, Faith and Religion: The Role of Faith in Law