Islamic Law Speaker Series: Yusuf Celik

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, with Dr. Yusuf Celik, will speak about redefining the hermeneutical circle in the age of data science. Dr. Celik is currently the inaugural Data Science Fellow at the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School and at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at […]

Islamic Legal Genres: Anas Sarmini

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Professor Anas Sarmini, will speak on the form, function, and historical development of ikhtilāf al-fuqahāʾ as a genre as part of our ongoing monthly lecture series. Dr. Sarmini is an Assistant Professor at the Istanbul 29 May University. His research focuses on ḥadīth, uṣūl […]

Book Talk: Rachel Scott

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Professor Rachel Scott (Virginia Tech) will speak about her new book, Recasting Islamic Law: Religion and the Nation State in Egyptian Constitution Making (Cornell University Press, 2021). In this book, Scott examines the intersection of Islamic law, state law, religion, and culture in the Egyptian nation-building process, highlighting how the sharia, when attached […]

Islamic Legal Genres – Walter Edward Young

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12-1:30pm EST, Professor Walter Edward Young (McGill University) will present “Form, Function and Historical Development of Genres of Juristic Dialectic (ʿilm al-jadal and ‘ilm al-khilāf),” This lecture is next in our ongoing  Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres, which is convened by Professors  Hakki Arslan, Necmettin Kizilkaya, and Intisar Rabb,  a group of scholars and students […]

Islamic Legal Genres – Christian Müller

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12-1:30pm EST, Professor Christian Muller (CNRS – Paris) will present “Siǧill-s and transformations of the cadi documents in Islamic law (10th-16th centuries),” This lecture is next in our ongoing  Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres, which is convened by Professors  Hakki Arslan, Necmettin Kizilkaya, and Intisar Rabb,  a group of scholars and students of Islamic […]

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 […]

Islamic Law Speaker Series: Nathan Spannaus, University of Jyväskylä

Dr. Nathan Spannaus (University of Jyväskylä, Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy) will speak on his book, Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism, on December 8, 2020 at 12 pm.

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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 […]

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 […]

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.