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.

PIL Book Talk Series: Dr Elias Saba, Grinnell College

Dr. Elias Saba (Grinnell College, Department of Religious Studies) will speak on his book, Harmonizing Similarities A History of Distinctions Literature in Islamic Law (De Gruyter 2019). He will be joined by discussant Prof. Ahmad A. Ahmad (University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Religious Studies). Registration required – register online here.

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Should a Muslim Woman Be President? Race, Gender, and the Insurgent Legacies of American Islam

Sylvia Chan-Malik, Associate Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University, author of Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color and American Islam (2018) The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion featuring: Nadia Marzouki, Research Fellow at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Paris); author of Islam: An American […]

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Roundtable Discussion: The Hawza and the Sharia

Seyed Masoud Noori, NYU Law School, PIL Global Academy Fellow Aun J. Ali, University of Colorado Aria Nakissa, Washington University, St. Louis Ali Moughania, PhD. Student Columbia University October 22 4:00-6:00 Online A discussion of the Sharia and the formation of jurists in the venerable ‘seminary’ institution of the Shi’ite tradition, with comparisons to the […]

PIL Book Talk: Prof. Elizabeth Urban

HLS Program in Islamic Law Book Talk Series Fall 2020   12:00-1:00PM ET via Zoom    Prof. Elizabeth Urban will discuss her book, Conquered Populations in Early Islam: Non-Arabs, Slaves and the Sons of Slave Mothers.    Additional details and registration information will be announced shortly.