Welcome Dr. Madlene Hamilton!

We are excited to welcome Dr. Madlene Hamilton to our team as the SHARIAsource Lab & Special Projects Manager. Dr. Hamilton holds a B.S in Child and Human Development and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership – Policy Studies from George Washington University. She is […]

March Newsletter

The Program in Islamic Law’s (PIL) monthly newsletter is out for the month of March! Content includes a welcome to our new SHARIAsource Lab and Special Projects Manager, Dr. Madlene Hamilton, a look at our recent #Hackathon and the primary source it focused on,  Ibn Isḥāq’s Kitāb al-maghāzī, last month’s guest blogger, Professor Aaron Rock-Singer, and […]

ILSS: Elizabeth Lhost

On Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Elizabeth Lhost (Dartmouth College) will give a book talk on her recent publication Everyday Islamic Law and the Making of Modern South Asia (University of North Carolina Press 2022). In this book, Lhost addresses how histories of Islamic law and legal practice in British-ruled India tend to focus on the evolution […]

Program in Islamic Law Writing Prize

We are excited to announce the call for submissions for the Program in Islamic Law Writing Prize! We award a prize of $1,000 annually to the Harvard Law School student writing the best paper in the field of Islamic legal studies or at the intersection of Islamic law and related fields. Papers eligible for consideration will be […]

ILSS: Marion Katz

On Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Marion Katz (New York University) gave a talk on her recent publication Wives and Work: Islamic Law and Ethics before Modernity (Columbia University Press, 2022). In this book, Katz addresses the widely held assumption that classical Islamic law frees wives from any obligation to […]

Critical Perspectives in the Development and Dynamics of Islam in Africa Lecture Series

Islam in Africa has become an important and increasingly vibrant sub-field in Islamic Studies, attracting numerous extremely talented students who are conducting fine studies that have great impact in all fields in the humanities and social sciences. Dozens of books are published yearly including through major university presses, and so the goal of Critical Perspectives in […]

ILSS: Haroun Rahimi

Join us on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, where Haroun Rahimi (The American University of Afghanistan) will present “Taliban and Modernity” as part of our Islamic Law Speaker Series. The presentation will explore the Taliban’s approaches to law, rights, governance, education, and the public and private spheres, examining what they can […]

SHARIAsource Lab: Hackathon: Arabic OCR Community Scribes

On Saturday March 4, 2023 at 11:00AM-4:00PM US EST at the Program in Islamic Law’s office in Austin Hall, our SHARIAsource Lab will lead a Hackathon: Arabic OCR Community Scribes event (registration ends February 27th by midnight EST). Join us for a chance to help write the next chapter in the history of the Arabic script […]

February Newsletter

The Program in Islamic Law’s (PIL) monthly newsletter is out for the month of February! Content includes an overview of our Spring calendar of events, the recently published Islamic Criminal Law Resource Roundup, primary sources on Islamic criminal law from across the world, last month’s guest bloggers, Professor Marina Rustow and her PhD students Amel […]

Congratulations Professor Haider Ala Hamoudi!

We are excited to share that the University of Pittsburgh School of Law has appointed Professor Haider Ala Hamoudi as Interim Dean, following his positions as Vice Dean, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development.  Professor Hamoudi’s scholarship focuses on Middle Eastern and Islamic Law. As concerns Islamic law, and specifically Islamic finance, where he […]