SHARIAsource Hosts Major Conference on Judicial Procedure As a flagship project of the Islamic Legal Studies Program (ILSP), SHARIAsource hosted a conference on Courts and Judicial Procedure in Early Islamic Law this spring at Harvard Law School. The conference honored Professor Roy Mottahedeh’s retirement with an impressive array of scholarship on questions about the actual practice of Islamic law in its founding period. We may know much about the substance of early Islamic law, but even as we contest it, we know little about the procedures that litigants followed when they came to early Islamic courts. Participants from around the globe addressed this theme as a way of gaining insight into the full workings of Islamic law–both its substance and procedure. Read more. Image credit: ILSP at Harvard Law School 


SHARIAsource blog is Now LIVE SHARIAsource’s blog is now live! We’ll be updating regularly with experts’ insights into Islamic law and policy. If you have questions or ideas, f eel free to email us with a post or article pitch. Read more. Image credit: SHARIAsource


What Kind of Islamic Law Debates Arise after Violent Acts? On our new blog, Iran editor Roozbeh Jabbarizadeh organizes his thoughts about the pressure on Muslims to respond after violent acts. He reflects on how the response demanded is usually one of justification or defense.  Read more.  Image Credit: http://www.factcheck.org/2015/12/dearborns-anti-isis-rally/ 


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