The Program of Islamic Law is currently developing a suite of digital Islamic law tools to expand access to and facilitate research in the field. The suite includes the StackLife Digital Library of Islamic Law to allow virtual browsing of the Harvard Libraries’ Islamic law collection as well as those of partner institutions as available, an Arabic OCR Tool to enable users to process text as data; a Courts and Canons Database to house information on Muslim judges, jurists, and muḥaddiths and to permit various forms of social network-mapping, geo-timelines, and other data visualization. Designed for close and distant reading, these tools will convert text, maps, and online representations of material culture and social history from varied periods throughout Islam’s 1400-year history, vast geographies, and pluralistic discourse into analyzable data. With these tools, scholars will be able to build on the current understandings in the field that require years of close individual reading, to gain new insight into major questions of Islamic legal studies that are only possible through the digital tools-enabled collaborative “distant” reading. The tools will, moreover, open possibilities for answering new questions about both Islamic legal history and contemporary law at scale and as they change over time and place.