ILSS: Haroun Rahimi

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Haroun Rahimi (The American University of Afghanistan) presented “Taliban and Modernity” as part of our Islamic Law Speaker Series. The presentation explored the Taliban’s approaches to law, rights, governance, education, and the public and private spheres, examining what they can tell us about the problems of modernity within these contexts. The presentation also assessed how to address these problems from within the Islamic tradition if we adopt the paradagim of multitude of modernities. In particular, the presentation focused on possible re-understandings of premodern conceptions of separation of power in the Muslim tradition as a way to counter theocratic authoritarianism in the Muslim context. Dilyara Agisheva (Harvard Law School) moderated the talk. Watch the video today!