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Journal of Islamic Law New Book Symposium (New Translation of The Muwaṭṭaʾ)

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9 Dec 2019 | Online Forum 

The Program in Islamic Law has newly launched a Journal of Islamic Law, which will host a first-time symposium on our forthcoming book publication: a translation of one of the earliest treatises on Islamic law, Al-Muwaṭṭaʾ (by Mālik b. Anas in the 8th century), which has central, enduring relevance for Islamic law and society across time and place. An esteemed panel of ten scholars will debate major issues that arise in the book, reception of core legal ideas in its major spheres of influence ranging from Egypt and Iraq to Senegal and Spain, and the ways in which the laws have changed over time in response to societal change. Distributed through Harvard University Press, this translation was conducted by Professors Mohammad Fadel and Connell Monette, based on a Moroccan first-of-its-kind critical edition published in 2013.