SHARIAsource Selects 2018-2019 Visiting Fellow

ILSP: SHARIAsource is very pleased to announce that Mariam Sheibani will be joining us for the 2018-2019 academic year as a Visiting Fellow. We are excited to support her project Islamic Law in an Age of Crisis and Consolidation: ‘Izz al-Dīn Ibn ‘Abd al-Salām and the Ethical Turn in Medieval Islamic Law. While this year’s … Continue reading SHARIAsource Selects 2018-2019 Visiting Fellow

SHARIAsource Welcomes New Editors

SHARIAsource is pleased to welcome the following new editors: Mohammad Abderrazzaq Harvard University Emily O'Dell Yale Law School Sohair Omar Yemen Aid Jafar Shokrolah Zadeh SUNY Binghamton Katarzyna Sidło Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) These five scholars will be researching and commenting on a wide range of topics related to Islamic law, including … Continue reading SHARIAsource Welcomes New Editors

Celebrating Aron Zysow’s Scholarship

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

SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: A Gentleman and a Scholar: Profile of an Ottoman Judge in the Late Sixteenth Century

SHARIAsource guest lecturer Amir Toft presented to a group of twelve students and scholars on “A Gentleman and a Scholar: Profile of an Ottoman Judge in the Late Sixteenth Century” during the May 1st ILSP: SHARIAsource Lunch Talk. Toft is a 2017-2018 Research Fellow in the Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic … Continue reading SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: A Gentleman and a Scholar: Profile of an Ottoman Judge in the Late Sixteenth Century

SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: Early Islamic Political Theory Between Legal Discourse and Political Anthropology

SHARIAsource Visiting Fellow Rodrigo Adem presented to a group of eight students and scholars on "Early Islamic Political Theory Between Legal Discourse and Political Anthropology" during his April 26th ILSP: SHARIAsource Lunch Talk. Adem’s research not only pushed back against the idea of Sunnis and Shīʿites or caliphs and imams, but also against the very … Continue reading SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: Early Islamic Political Theory Between Legal Discourse and Political Anthropology

SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: A Southeast Asian Model of Sharīʿa Law? The Evolution and Possibility in Southeast Asian Countries

SHARIAsource Visiting Fellow Mansurah Izzul Mohamed presented her current research to a group of twenty-one students and scholars during her April 24th ILSP: SHARIAsource Lunch Talk entitled “A Southeast Asian Model of Sharīʿa Law? The Evolution and Possibility in Southeast Asian Countries.” Using the example of Brunei, Mohamed’s discussion outlined how a Southeast Asian Model … Continue reading SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: A Southeast Asian Model of Sharīʿa Law? The Evolution and Possibility in Southeast Asian Countries

SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: Comparing Waqf and Western Landed Trusts

SHARIAsource Policy Fellow Ebrahim Afsah presented his current research to a group of twenty students and scholars during his April 10th ILSP: SHARIAsource Lunch Talk entitled “Comparing Waqf and Western Landed Trusts.” His discussion compared the development of Western institutions, in particular universities and research centers, to the development of analogous institutions in Islamic countries. … Continue reading SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: Comparing Waqf and Western Landed Trusts

SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: Islamic Challenges to the Universality of International Law

SHARIAsource Policy Fellow Ebrahim Afsah presented to a group of twenty-five students and scholars on “Islamic Challenges to the Universality of International Law” during the March 27th ILSP: SHARIAsource Lunch Talk. He critically examined both the historical contribution of Islamic law to the regulation of international relations and whether relations with and between Islamic nations … Continue reading SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: Islamic Challenges to the Universality of International Law

ILSP Lunch Talk :: Hair and Identity in Islamic and Jewish Law: Uncovering an Unlikely Link

SHARIAsource Senior Scholar Ahmed El Shamsy presented to a group of seven scholars on “Hair and Identity in Islamic and Jewish Law: Uncovering an Unlikely Link” during the March 20th ILSP: SHARIAsource Lunch Talk. His discussion looked at how male grooming practices were used by early Muslims to distinguish themselves from those of other communities, … Continue reading ILSP Lunch Talk :: Hair and Identity in Islamic and Jewish Law: Uncovering an Unlikely Link