The Transformation of Anglo-Muhammadan Law: Muslims on British Benches

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

Shah Waliullah Dehlavi and His Neglected Views on Islamic Law

  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

Islamic Law and Its Implementation in Asia and the Middle East

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

The Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt: Hybridity, Law, and Gender

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

Call for Panels: Comparative Law, Faith and Religion: The Role of Faith in Law

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

Inaugural Lecture of the Harvard Law and Religion Lecture Series: Islamic Governance, Sharīʿa Interpretation, Imamic Yemen

Speaker: Professor Brinkley Messick, Professor in Anthropology and  Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University Date and Time: 22 March, 5-7pm Location: CGIS South, S020 - Belfer Case Study Room Professor Brinkley Messick specializes in the anthropology of law, legal history, written culture, and the circulation and interpretation of Islamic law.  He is … Continue reading Inaugural Lecture of the Harvard Law and Religion Lecture Series: Islamic Governance, Sharīʿa Interpretation, Imamic Yemen

EVENT: The JFK Jr. Forum: A Conversation with Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan at the Harvard Kennedy School's JFK Jr. Forum on February 15th, co-sponsored by ILSP: SHARIAsource. Though the crowd numbered far less than the Democratic National Convention's, Khan was no less eloquent. He recounted for the crowd his experience leading up to the Democratic National Convention and its aftermath. Under Intisar Rabb's, Harvard Law School Professor … Continue reading EVENT: The JFK Jr. Forum: A Conversation with Khizr Khan

17 Feb 2017: Amna Akbar on U.S. Law Enforcement’s Counter-Radicalization Efforts

This event was part of a series of lunchtime discussions for students and the public on Islamic law by faculty with research and clinical orientations. In its series of lunch-time talks, ILSP: SHARIAsource recently hosted noted civil rights scholar and attorney Amna Akbar, Assistant Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of … Continue reading 17 Feb 2017: Amna Akbar on U.S. Law Enforcement’s Counter-Radicalization Efforts