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COVID-19 Updates

August 20, 2020 Harvard University has extended its prohibition on University-related domestic and international travel and continues to strongly discourage personal travel. Those who require travel for work directly and immediately related to the COVID-19 pandemic or that enables critical research activities may file for the petition process with the Office of the Vice Provost […]

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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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Journal of Islamic Law – Open for Submissions!

The Journal of Islamic Law is now accepting submissions for its Spring 2021 second issue. We are actively accepting scholarship submission to the new  Journal in Islamic Law for new scholarship in Islamic law, as well as for its dynamic Forum designed to feature scholarly responses, debates, or new developments in Islamic law scholarship or at […]

October Newsletter

The Program in Islamic Law’s (PIL) monthly newsletter is out for the month of  October! Content includes a highlight of the  Middle East Studies Association’s (MESA) Annual Meeting currently underway from October 5 through October 17, 2020 with a curated roundup list of panels related to Islamic law/Islamic history and data science/digital humanities, the Kariye Museum conversion […]

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Podcast – Ahmed El Shamsy

Join the discussion with Professor Ahmed El Shamsy (Associate Professor, University of Chicago, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) on the study of Islamic Law, co-hosted by Harvard Law School Visiting Fellow Dr Dana Lee and PhD candidate Ari Schriber. Available on the PIL podcast page and Soundcloud channel.

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Podcast – Mohammed Fadel

Join the discussion with Professor Mohammed Fadel (Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto) on al-Muwatta’ of Malik b. Anas, co-hosted by Harvard’s Dr Dana Lee and PhD candidate Sheza Atiq. Available on the PIL podcast page and Soundcloud channel.  

Congratulations to SHARIAsource Editor Dr. Mehdi Berriah

The Program in Islamic Law extends a warm congratulations to SHARIAsource Editor Dr. Mehdi Berriah who is appointed an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Religion and Theology, Texts and Traditions at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.  

Congratulations to PIL Research Fellow 2019-2020 Professor Dana Lee

The Program in Islamic Law extends a warm congratulations to former HLS Program in Islamic Law Research Fellow (2019-2020), Prof. Dana Lee who is appointed an Assistant Professor of Law and the Mohannad and Rana Malas Scholar in Islamic Legal Studies at the University of California, Irvine School of Law where she will be teaching […]

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Video – N Yahaya Book Talk Webinar

Book talk webinar video with Prof. Nurfadzilah Yahaya (NUS) speaking on her new book, Fluid Jurisdictions: Colonial Law and Arabs in Southeast Asia. Joined by discussant Dr Iza Hussin (Cambridge).

Sep 2020 Newsletter

Start this unprecedented academic year with the Program in Islamic Law’s (PIL) new monthly newsletter out for the month of  September! Content includes a welcome message from Faculty Director Prof. Intisar Rabb, information on PIL’s Fall 2020 event line-up, and new podcasts and videos. We also take a look at Guest Editor Zuhair Abbasi’s most recent […]