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Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: Anas Sarmini, “Form, Function and Historical Development of Ikhtilāf al-fuqahāʾ as a Genre”

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Professor Anas Sarmini (Istanbul 29 Mayis University), will speak on the form, function, and historical development of ikhtilāf al-fuqahāʾ as a genre as part of our ongoing monthly lecture series. Dr. Sarmini is an Assistant Professor at the Istanbul 29 May University. His research focuses on ḥadīth, uṣūl al-fiqh (jurisprudence), […]

Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres – Walter Edward Young

“Form, Function and Historical Development of Genres of Juristic Dialectic (ʿilm al-jadal and ‘ilm al-khilāf)” Walter Edward Young (McGill University)   The importance of the genres of juristic dialectical theory known as jadal and khilāf for Islamic legal studies can not be overstated. For Sunnī traditions in particular, they comprise the venue in which the […]

ISLAMIC LAW SPEAKER SERIES: Nathan Spannaus, University of Jyväskylä

On December 7, 2020, Nathan Spannaus (University of Jyväskylä) will speak about his new book Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism (Oxford University Press, 2019). He will be joined by moderator Dr. Sohaib Baig, a research fellow at the Program in Islamic Law.

Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres – Christian Müller

  Christian Müller (CNRS – Paris)   „Siǧill-s and transformations of the cadi documents in Islamic law (10th-16th centuries)”   Ottoman court registers (sicill-s, sijillāt) are known for being major sources in social, economic and legal history during the 15th-19th centuries. Undoubtedly, these judicial archives were products of applied law; whether they followed the jurists’ sharia-law requirements remains […]

Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: Genres as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law

Professor Ahmed El Shamsy, University of Chicago: “What kind of thing is a gloss (hashiya)?” Organized by: Hakki Arslan (Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1385) at the Münster University) Intisar Rabb (Program of Islamic Law at Harvard Law School) Necmettin Kızılkaya (Department of Islamic Law at Istanbul University Faculty of Theology April 23, 2021 at 12pm […]

Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: Genres as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law

Dr. Sohail Hanif, Cambridge Muslim College:  “Form, Function and Historical Development of the sharh-Literature as a Genre. A Quantitative and Qualitative Study” Organized by: Hakki Arslan (Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1385) at the Münster University) Intisar Rabb (Program of Islamic Law at Harvard Law School) Necmettin Kızılkaya (Department of Islamic Law at Istanbul University Faculty […]

ISLAMIC LAW SPEAKER SERIES – Issam Eido, Vanderbilt University, Early Ḥanafī Approaches to Islamic Legal Interpretation, 3rd/9th – 4th/10th Century

Issam Eido will lecture on ʿĪsā b. Abān – a 9th-century Ḥanafī legal scholar who studied with and influenced leading Ḥanafī scholars of his period. He studied with Abū Ḥanīfa’s student Al-Shaybānī, and the well-known jurist Jaṣṣāṣ quoted him extensively in ways that offer further insight into the shape of early Ḥanafī law than has […]

ISLAMICLAWblog LIVE Roundtable on Legal History & Historiography

In light of recent developments in the field, we convened a three-month Roundtable on Islamic Legal History and Historiography to take stock of the state of the field. Leading and emerging scholars of Islamic law and history weighed in on varied approaches to questions of history and historiography. Following Professor Intisar Rabb’s introductory essay on […]

ISLAMIC LAW SPEAKER SERIES – Sohaib Baig, Harvard Law School, Towards a Transregional History of Sunni Legal Pluralism: Indian Hanafis in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1926

Sohaib Baig surveys the dynamic histories of the Hanafi school (madhhab) and Sunni legal pluralism in the Indian Ocean in the early modern and modern periods. He explores how Hanafi interplay with other Sunni schools and traditions across multiple empires produced major transformations as Indian Hanafis reformulated foundational concepts concerning legal authority, including independent reasoning […]

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 . REGISTRATION REQUIRED Full event details.