Posted on September 16, 2022
Fall Events Line-Up As we begin our return to campus this semester, we look forward to a new year of new research and learning. We are particularly pleased to announce our lineup of Fall events, many of which use the data science tools we are developing at SHARIAsource! We hope that you are able to join us at our forthcoming events and we wish you the best of luck with the semester ahead!
CONTENT: NEW! Online Companion One aim of SHARIAsource is to provide access to primary and secondary sources of Islamic law to support research on salient issues of Islamic law and history. Our latest feature on the SHARIAsource portal is the new Online Companion to Text and Interpretation: Imam Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq and His Legacy in Islamic Law (Harvard University Press, 2022) by Professor Hossein Modarressi (Princeton University), providing online access to the recently published 2022 print volume. This companion serves as a resource for readers interested in deeper exploration of the book by including access to each of its chapters as well as a large selection of primary source materials referenced by the individual chapters. Explore the collection today!
CONTEXT: Issam Eido Fellow Spotlight Our Fellow Spotlight series features interviews with current and previous Program Fellows, highlighting their work with the Program in Islamic Law, their path getting here, and the road going forward. This month we featured one of our previous fellows, Professor Issam Eido! Professor Eido is currently Assistant Professor of the Practice of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on the Qur’ān in late antiquity and the semantic development of Qur’ānic concepts, and the relationship between legal canons and interpreting ḥadīth. During his time at PIL, he presented his research at our Islamic Law Speaker Series and our Islamic Legal Genres monthly series. To learn more about his current research and what he likes to do for fun, visit our blog!
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