We are excited to announce the launch of the Journal of Islamic Law! This open-access, peer-reviewed journal features new scholarship in Islamic law, legal history, and data science. In addition to attracting cutting-edge scholarship from leading scholars in the field, two innovative new features make it stand out: links between the scholarship and related primary sources or data science tools on the SHARIAsource portal, and an ongoing Forum to highlight less formal and more timely conversations and debates among scholars on recent developments in the field.
We recently launched a new Islam and Data Science Roundup. The weekly collection points to news and scholarship in fields at the intersection of Islamic law, Islamic history, and data science. We explore new developments in digital and AI tools as well as research about them or scholarship deploying them in the field. Recent highlights include Junaid Qadir and Amana Raquib award from Facebook’s Ethics in AI Research Initiative for their project on Islamic legal ethics and AI, and Professor Mairaj Syed’s two part series on natural language processing, machine learning, and Islamic law.
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