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Event Video – S. Zahra Moballegh

On March 8, 2021, Professor Moballegh presented “Beyond God the Commander: Data Analysis Uncovering the Narrator God and Reconstructing an Islamic Narrative Theology.”

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Event Video – Islamic Law, Data Science, AI Lab

On March 22, 2021, Ahmet Faruk Çelik and Taha Emre presented ” AI for Comparing and Understanding Ottoman Fatwa Collections.”

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Event Video – Professor Elias Saba

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Dr Elias Saba (Grinnell College, Senior Lecturer, Departments of History and Religious Studies) spoke on his new book, Harmonizing Similarities: A History of Distinctions Literature in Islamic Law .He was joined by discussant Professor Ahmad A. Ahmad (UC-Santa Barbara) and Program in Islamic Law Research Fellow, Dr. Sohaib Baig, moderated […]

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Event Video – Sohaib Baig

Sohaib Baig surveyed the dynamic histories of the Hanafi school (madhhab) and Sunni legal pluralism in the Indian Ocean in the early modern and modern periods. He explored how Hanafi interplay with other Sunni schools and traditions across multiple empires produced major transformations as Indian Hanafis reformulated foundational concepts concerning legal authority, including independent reasoning […]

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Event Video – Issam Eido

Issam Eido lectured on ʿĪsā b. Abān – a 9th-century Ḥanafī legal scholar who studied with and influenced leading Ḥanafī scholars of his period. He studied with Abū Ḥanīfa’s student Al-Shaybānī, and the well-known jurist Jaṣṣāṣ quoted him extensively in ways that offer further insight into the shape of early Ḥanafī law than has previously […]

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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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COVID-19 Updates

May 12, 2021 Harvard University hopes to be able to offer a less restricted, robust on-campus experience this fall. The latest information on the return to campus can be found on the University’s coronavirus website. To repopulate campus in the summer and fall, Harvard expects to continue to draw upon health and safety protocols that […]

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Video – Roundtable on Islamic Legal History and Historiography Live Webinar

The Program in Islamic Law hosted a live webinar to conclude and discuss the various contributions to the Roundtable on Islamic Legal History and Historiography! The Live Roundtable, which took place on Friday, March 5, 2021, takes stock of the state of scholarship on Islamic legal history and explores themes that emerged from the Roundtable that […]

Journal of Islamic Law Open for Submission

The Journal of Islamic Law is still accepting Spring 2021 volume submissions for the following: Scholarship Reviews Book reviews of books or articles published within the last two years 2019-2021) will be accepted. Book review submissions should have fewer than 1,500 words, including footnotes. Digital Humanities / Data Science Essays or Reviews [New!] Digital humanities / […]

March Newsletter

The Program in Islamic Law’s (PIL) monthly newsletter is out for the month of  March! Content includes an overview of February’s contributions to our  Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography, including an essay by  PIL faculty director, Professor Intisar Rabb, alongside many other contributions by scholars in the field, a highlight on our latest […]