Book Talk: New Translation of al-Muwaṭṭaʾ

Book Launch: Al-Muwaṭṭaʾ

Monday, Dec 9 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. EST | Wasserstein Milstein West A/B

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On the occasion of the publication of a new translation of al-Muwaṭṭaʾ, one of the earliest treatises on Islamic law, the Program in Islamic Law is hosting a public book talk. The book talk will engage the broader community in conversations about this new translation and the significance of the text, which has central, enduring relevance for Islamic law and society across time and place. It will feature commentary on the book from the author-translators, Professors Mohammad Fadel (University of Toronto Faculty of Law) and Connell Monette (American College Casablanca), as well as from an esteemed panel of commentators, including Professor Kecia Ali (Boston University), Professor Ahmed El Shamsy (University of Chicago), and Dr. Mariam Sheibani (Harvard Law School). Published by PIL and distributed through Harvard University Press, this new translation of al-Muwaṭṭaʾ was based on a Moroccan first-of-its-kind critical edition published in 2013.

A reception and book signing will follow this event. Light lunch will be served.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Please direct any questions on this event and the preceding symposium roundtable to pil@law.harvard.edu

Co-sponsored by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard.