Roundtable on Islamic Legal Genres

We are excited to announce our upcoming Roundtable on Islamic Legal Genres, happening on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 9:00am-12:30pm EST / 3:00pm-6:30pm Germany / 5:00pm-8:30pm Turkey via Zoom. This Roundtable will conclude our Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres, convened by Professors Hakki ArslanNecmettin Kizilkaya, and Intisar Rabb, in which a group of scholars of Islamic law and history have been giving monthly lectures that explore the form and function of popular genres  in Islamic law. These monthly lectures will now culminate in an online discussion on how the development of different genres accompanied diverse functions and content to match the evolving needs of Islamic law and society.

This Roundtable features two panel discussions that interrogate genre as a tool for understanding Islamic law and relationships between theory and practice. The first panel, titled “Genre as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law: Theoretical and Practical Approaches,” will be held at 9:00am-10:45am US EST / 3:00pm-4:45pm Germany / 5:00pm-6:45pm Turkey, followed by the second panel, titled “Genre as a Tool for Understanding Relationships between Theory and Practice (uṣūl and furūʿ): Internal Perspectives,” at 11:00am-12:30pm US EST / 5:00pm-6:30pm Germany / 7:00pm-8:30pm Turkey. Professors Bilal Aybakan, Issam EidoOmar FarahatRobert Gleave,  Evgenia KermeliSerdar KurnazNorbert OberauerElias Saba, and Delfina Serrano will serve as panelists. The panels will then be opened up to a larger group of scholars who will join the panelists for a dynamic discussion on the topics.

You can watch previous lectures here and read their summaries on our blog. Registration is required