::Roundtable:: Islamic Legal History & Historiography: Methods and Meaning in Islamic Law

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Edited by Intisar A. Rabb (Harvard Law School) and Mariam Sheibani (University of Toronto)* In light of recent developments in the field, this Roundtable on Islamic Legal History and Historiography is designed to take stock of the state of the field. We invited leading and emerging scholars of Islamic law and history to weigh in … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: Islamic Legal History & Historiography: Methods and Meaning in Islamic Law

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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Last Wednesday, Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo, received an injection of the Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine. Johor (Malaysian state) ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar imposed new restrictions under the Movement Control Order. The Order, among other things, limits daily and Fridays prayers to a congregation of twelve people at most.

Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources Roundup

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The Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law, in the form of a Google document, is a collection of resource links and annotations to SHARIAsource and other Harvard resources, global online digital resources, and a robust “Digital Islamic Law Collection.” We recently added exciting resources to this list: Ihsan "is the online part of the Thesaurus … Continue reading Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources Roundup

Crime during the Mamluk Period and the Study of Legal History

By Carl F. Petry (Northwestern University) This essay is part of the Islamic Law Blog’s Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography, edited by Intisar Rabb (Editor-in-Chief) and Mariam Sheibani (Lead Blog Editor), and introduced with a list of further readings in the short post by Intisar Rabb: “Methods and Meaning in Islamic Law: Introduction." … Continue reading Crime during the Mamluk Period and the Study of Legal History

Islam and Data Science Roundup

In "Institutional isomorphism and environmental sustainability: a new framework from the Shariah perspective" (Environment, Development and Sustainability (2021)), Norita Mohd Nasir, Mahendhiran Sanggaran Nair and Pervaiz K. Ahmed (Monash University Malaysia) investigate the role played by understandings of Islamic law on shaping corporate environmental sustainability initiatives. Using a data set on "the managers of public … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

The Ottoman History Podcast's series on "The Making of the Islamic World" is now available online in its entirety. The project is a ten-part series consisting of interviews with a diverse group of scholars on a number of scholarly issues, ranging from the question of "What is Islamic Law?" to "The Early Modern Islamic World." … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Roundtable on Islamic Legal History and Historiography: Week in Review

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On December 10, 2020, the Islamic Law Blog launched its Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography: Methods and Meaning in Islamic Law, edited by Intisar Rabb (Editor-in-Chief) and Mariam Sheibani (Lead Blog Editor). The Roundtable’s inaugural introductory essay “Methods and Meaning in Islamic Law: Introduction,” is authored by Intisar Rabb, who succinctly introduces the themes and purpose … Continue reading Roundtable on Islamic Legal History and Historiography: Week in Review

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

The Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation's futuristic design of the new Ayodha Mosque, planned to be built on the site of the Babri Masjid that was demolished in 1992, sparked debate in the country. An amendment to Saudi Arabia's harassment law that will enable the "naming and shaming" of convicted offenders was approved by the country's cabinet.

The Neglected History of Furūʿ and the Premodern/Modern Binary

By Marion Katz (New York University) This essay is part of the Islamic Law Blog’s Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography, edited by Intisar Rabb (Editor-in-Chief) and Mariam Sheibani (Lead Blog Editor), and introduced with a list of further readings in the short post by Intisar Rabb: “Methods and Meaning in Islamic Law: Introduction." … Continue reading The Neglected History of Furūʿ and the Premodern/Modern Binary

A Note on the Quantitative Analysis of Hadith

By Hiroyuki Yanagihashi (The University of Tokyo) This essay is part of the Islamic Law Blog’s Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography, edited by Intisar Rabb (Editor-in-Chief) and Mariam Sheibani (Lead Blog Editor), and introduced with a list of further readings in the short post by Intisar Rabb: “Methods and Meaning in Islamic Law: … Continue reading A Note on the Quantitative Analysis of Hadith