Islamic Legal Genres – Walter Edward Young

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12-1:30pm EST, Professor Walter Edward Young (McGill University) will present “Form, Function and Historical Development of Genres of Juristic Dialectic (ʿilm al-jadal and ‘ilm al-khilāf),” This lecture is next in our ongoing  Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres, which is convened by Professors  Hakki ArslanNecmettin Kizilkaya, and Intisar Rabb,  a group of scholars and students of Islamic law and history have been meeting monthly to explore the form and function of genres popular in Islamic law from the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries. The working group hypothesizes that the development of different genres accompanied different functions and diversity of content to match the evolving needs of Islamic law and society. 

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