Program in Islamic Law Celebrates Its New English Translation of al-MuwaṭṭaʾEarlier this fall, the Program in Islamic Law published the eighth volume in its Harvard Series on Islamic Law, an English translation of al-Muwaṭṭaʾ, the Royal Moroccan Edition, The Recension of Yaḥyā Ibn Yaḥyā al-Laythī. On December 9th, PIL celebrated the book’s launch by bringing together scholars from the accompanying online roundtable in a roundtable […]
Book Launch, PIL Special EventBook Launch: Al-Muwaṭṭaʾ Monday, Dec 9 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST | Wasserstein Milstein West A/B Online Conference: http://bit.ly/2P8fUrE RSVP: http://bit.ly/33J0VtF (RSVP requested for in-person attendance only) On the occasion of the publication of a new translation of al-Muwaṭṭaʾ, one of the earliest treatises on Islamic law, the Program in Islamic Law is […]
Book Launch, PIL Special Event, symposiumSymposium Roundtable: Al-Muwaṭṭaʾ Monday, Dec 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST | Location by invitation Online Conference: http://bit.ly/2OJ4s71 (Password required) RSVP: http://bit.ly/2LdZrB4 (RSVP requested for in-person or remote attendance) Following an online roundtable on the early Islamic law treatise al-Muwaṭṭaʾ (by Mālik b. Anas in the 8th century), featured on the ISLAMICLAWblog, a […]
Lunch Talk, Series in Islamic LawDr. Dana Lee presented her research in her lunch talk “Necessity, Taking Property, and the Dilemma of Compensation in the Islamic Legal Tradition.” Speaking to an audience comprised of comparative law, and history students and scholars, Dr. Lee discussed necessity within the Mālikī legal tradition. She provided a historically-rooted account of how Mālikī jurists engaged […]
Lunch Talk, Series in Islamic LawOn Tuesday, October 22nd, Professor Maya Shatzmiller of Western University spoke to an audience of eighteen scholars on “Equity and Equality: The Economics Behind Women’s Property Rights in Islamic Law.” Part of the PIL Islamic Law Lecture Series, this talk drew from research for Professor Shatzmiller’s forthcoming paper of the same name. She focused on […]
Lunch Talk, Series in Islamic LawIslamic Law Lecture Series :: Necessity, Taking Property, and the Dilemma of Compensation in the Islamic Legal TraditionDana Lee, Research Fellow, Program in Islamic Law Nov 12 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Austin 102 Jurists in the Islamic legal tradition discussed over centuries whether one must compensate for taking or consuming another person’s property due to necessity, and if so, why this is the case. In this paper, Dr. Lee […]
Lunch Talk, Series in Islamic LawIslamic Law Lecture Series :: Equity and Equality: The Economics of Women’s Property Rights in Islamic LawMaya Shatzmiller, Professor of Islamic History, Western University Islamic law gives women and men identical property rights. With some modifications, these rights enable women to earn and acquire income and property, transact with it and consent to the practice of birth control. This paper argues and empirically demonstrates that equity was behind equality. It shows […]
Open House, PIL Special EventSep 24 | 4.00-6.00p | Austin 102 The Program for Islamic law welcomes students, faculty, and staff back for the new year. Come learn about the program, meet others with similar interests, and more. Refreshments will be served.
Announcement, NewsProfessor Intisar Rabb will be a featured speaker alongside Professor Michelle Alexander, Reverend Dr. William J. Barber, and others at the Political Theology Conference to be held in October 2019. The sponsoring network of schools has posted registration information. From <https://politicaltheology.com> Political Theology names a multidisciplinary field of research that engages the unwieldy relationship between […]
NewsThe Mellon Foundation awarded SHARIAsource partners at UMD & OpenITI a grant of $800,000 to continue work on Corpus Builder: the first Arabic OCR tool for historical texts, and an integral tool for research on Islamic law. SHARIAsource provided significant support in building the initial infrastructure for CorpusBuilder 1.0 and will play a lead role […]
Opportunities, StudentsProfessor Rabb seeks Summer RAs for projects on Islamic Law Professor Rabb seeks 2-3 Research Assistants (HLS students or Harvard graduate students) for research on Islamic law, in conjunction with the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School. Knowledge of Arabic, Persian, or other foreign languages is not necessary (but welcome). Open to HLS […]
EventsFall 2019 Events Coming SoonCheck back soon for our fall 2019 schedule of lectures, lunch talks, and workshops!