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Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: Genres as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law

Professor Ahmed El Shamsy, University of Chicago:  “What kind of thing is a gloss (hashiya)?” Organized by: Hakki Arslan (Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1385) at the Münster University) Intisar Rabb (Program of Islamic Law at Harvard Law School) Necmettin Kızılkaya (Department of Islamic Law at Istanbul University Faculty of Theology) April 28, 2021 at 12pm […]

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Should a Muslim Woman Be President? Race, Gender, and the Insurgent Legacies of American Islam

Should a Muslim Woman Be President? Race, Gender, and the Insurgent Legacies of American Islam November 12 @ 4:15 – 5:45 Sylvia Chan-Malik, Associate Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University, author of Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color and American Islam (2018) The lecture will be followed by […]

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Podcast – Khaled Abou El Fadl

Join the discussion with Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl (Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law) on his book “Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari‘ah in the Modern Age” and his recent lecture at Harvard Law School titled “Islam in the Age of Fear”. Available on the PIL podcast […]

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Podcast – Sylvia Vatuk

Join the discussion with Professor Sylvia Vatuk (Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Chicago, Anthropology) on her recently published book “Marriage and its Discontents: Women, Islam and the Law in India”. Available on the PIL podcast page and Soundcloud channel.

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PIL Book Talk 2020: Elizabeth Urban

Join us on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, with Professor Elizabeth Urban (West Chester University, Assistant Professor of History, Department of History) who will speak on her new book, Conquered Populations in Early Islam: Non-Arabs, Slaves and the Sons of Slave Mothers (Edinburgh, 2020). She will be joined by discussant Professor Matthew Gordon (Miami University, Philip R. […]

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Fall 2020 Calendar

The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School (PIL) is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of virtual events this Fall 2020. We hold myriad public events and provide other programming and support for students, research fellows, and scholars working in the field of Islamic legal studies, with attention to the intersection of those […]

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Book Talk Fall 2020

September 15 @ 12:00 – 1:00PM  ET via Zoom Prof. Nurfadzilah Yahaya (National University of Singapore, Dept of History) will speak on her new book, Fluid Jurisdictions: Colonial Law and Arabs in Southeast Asia. She will be joined by discussant Dr. Iza Hussin (University of Cambridge, Pembroke College, Dept. of Politics and International Studies), author of the book The Politics of Islamic […]

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Remaining Events in 2019–2020 Academic Year Are Cancelled

All Program in Islamic Law events for the remainder of the 2019–2020 academic year have been cancelled. Please refer to the Program in Islamic Law’s COVID-19 Updates page for further details.

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Dis-information & Islamic Values

All Program in Islamic Law events for the remainder of the 2019–2020 academic year have been cancelled. Please refer to the Program in Islamic Law’s COVID-19 Updates page for further details. “Disinformation, Defamation, and Islamic Values” Mar 10 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Austin 102 The Program in Islamic Law is pleased to […]