Year in Pictures It’s time to look back at the past academic year, and reflect on the exciting people and work that have come together at the Program in Islamic Law and the SHARIAsource Lab. We’ve brought it all together with a  video montage of the year in pictures, and include here details and links to featured events throughout the year.


CONTENT: Expanded Online Companion to Text and Interpretation  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. We recently expanded the Online Companion to Text and Interpretation: Imam Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq and His Legacy in Islamic Law, a supplement to the recently published 2022 print volume by Professor Hossein Modarressi (Princeton University), with over a hundred new sources, including excerpts from al-Kulaynī’ s Kitāb al-Kāfī and al-Ṭūsī’s Tahdhīb al-aḥkām! This companion serves as a resource for readers interested in deeper exploration of the book by including access to some of the chapters as well as a large selection of primary source materials referenced by the individual chapters. Explore the collection today!

CONTEXT: Maps of The Life and Legacy of Imam Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq Professor Hossein Modarressi’s (Princeton University) Text and Interpretation: Imam Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq and His Legacy in Islamic Law (Harvard University Press, 2022) examines the main characteristics of the legal thought of Imam Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq, a preeminent religious scholar jurist of Medina in the mid-eighth century CE. While previous literature has focused on the current status of the school in its developed and expanded form, this book presents an intellectual history of how the school began. As part of the online companion, we’ve created historical and modern maps on the “The Life and Legacy of Imam Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq” which relates to places where Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq lived, visited, or are otherwise associated with him. Start exploring to see what these sites looked like historically!