Shah Waliullah Dehlavi and His Neglected Views on Islamic Law



Islamic Legal Studies Program SHARIAsource / Fulbright Fellow Dr. Mubasher Hussain introduced the work of Shah Waliullah Dehlavi to the Harvard community on 17 April 2017. Hussain discussed Shah Waliullah often-overlooked thoughts on Islamic jurisprudence, focusing on the ways in which he differentiated between scholars of Islamic law labeled “first rank independent muftis” and “first rank affiliated muftis.” Hussain’s discussion of this “overlooked contributor to Islamic law’s” work concluded with questions from the audience comprised of professors and students.