On December 9, 2019, Professor and Faculty Director of the Program in Islamic Law, Intisar Rabb and former research fellow, Dana Lee, convened the symposium and book talk for al-Muwatta’. Joined by author-translators Professor Mohammad Fadel (University of Toronto Faculty of Law) and Vice Chancellor Connell Monette (American College Casablanca), along with commentators Professor Kecia […]
The Program in Islamic Law’s monthly newsletter is out for the month of August! Some of the content we covered this month includes the Turkish Decision on Hagia Sofia on the Islamic Law Blog. Other content included an exploration into Maxim Romanov’s al-Turayyā Project, and a short piece on our Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) […]
On Friday, July 10, 2020, Professor Najam Haider (Barnard College) presented “What Geography and Maps Can Sound Like” as part of our Digital Islamic Law Lab series. He discussed how textual sources, with the proper computational power, can self-generate maps and geographic designations. Haider examined Hajj pilgrimage manuals as an example of sources that can help […]
On October 22, 2019, Maya Shatzmiller (University of Western Ontario) gave a lecture on “Equity and Equality: The Economics Behind Women’s Property Rights in Islamic Law.” Watch her lecture and other lectures hosted by the Program in Islamic Law (PIL) on the Program in Islamic Law Vimeo Channel.
Join the Program in Islamic Law Podcast discussion with Omar Farahat on his new book, “The Foundation of Norms in Islamic Jurisprudence and Theology.” This podcast is available to stream on SoundCloud.
Join the Program in Islamic Law Podcast discussion with Maya Shatzmiller on “Equity and Equality: The Economics Behind Women’s Property Rights in Islamic Law.” Available now to stream on SoundCloud.
The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the launch of the new open-access peer-reviewed Journal of Islamic Law. We invite you to digitally explore the first issue at journalofislamiclaw.com with features including a look at developments at the intersections of law and data science, internationally engaging with scholars across the field […]
On Friday June 26, 2020, Jamie Folsom (Performant Software) presented the Courts and Canons (CnC) Project as part of our Digital Islamic Law Lab series. The CnC project is an interactive, collaborative project that places the Islamic legal tradition in historical, socio-political, and geographic context. He explains how this tool will allow researchers to examine […]
The Program in Islamic Law follows and supports the University announcement of closure to commemorate Juneteenth this Friday, June 19. “An Open Letter to Our Students and the Community,” A Group of Harvard Law School Faculty We also encourage all students to prioritize attending to all aspects of your personal health, including mental health.
All Program in Islamic Law events for the remainder of the 2019–2020 academic year have been cancelled. Please refer to the Program in Islamic Law’s COVID-19 Updates page for further details.