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 / […]

January Newsletter

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

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COVID-19 Updates

November 13, 2020 Harvard University has issued updated Coronavirus Workplace Policies. Unless otherwise advised, all staff, faculty, and academic personnel should plan to continue to work remotely through June 30, 2021. Effective January 15, 2021, idled Harvard employees whose work cannot be performed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency may use the emergency excused […]

December Newsletter

The Program in Islamic Law’s (PIL) monthly newsletter is out for the month of  December! Content includes a highlight on “PIL: Our Year in Review” which takes a closer look at our digital resources, such as our three major new projects set to soon launch: Courts & Canons (CnC), StackLife 2.0, and CorpusBuilder, the Online […]

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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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Podcast – Mohsen Kadivar

Join the discussion with Professor Mohsen Kadivar (Duke University) on Islam and tolerance following Harvard’s “Islam and Toleration” conference with Harvard PhD Candidate Ari Schriber. Available on the PIL podcast page and Soundcloud channel.  

November Newsletter

The Program in Islamic Law’s (PIL) monthly newsletter is out for the month of  November! Content includes a highlight on “How and Why to Study Islamic Law Online This Academic Year” featuring three major new projects set to soon launch: Courts & Canons (CnC), StackLife 2.0, and CorpusBuilder, Harvard Law School Library’s updated Guide to researching […]

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Video – E. Urban Book Talk Webinar

Book talk webinar video with Prof. Elizabeth Urban (WCU) speaking on her new book Conquered Populations in Early Islam: Non-Arabs, Slaves and the Sons of Slave Mothers. She was joined by discussant Prof. Matthew Gordon (Miami).  

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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.