We are delighted to introduce our first monthly guest blogger for the 2019-2020 academic year: Mohammad Fadel, Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Throughout the month of September, Professor Fadel will share a series of posts on diverse topics on Islamic law and legal history.
Professor Fadel holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where he wrote his dissertation on legal process in medieval Islamic law. Professor Fadel was admitted to the Bar of New York in 2000 and practiced law with the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, New York. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Honorable Anthony A. Alaimo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.
Professor Fadel has published numerous articles in Islamic legal history and Islam and liberalism. His most recent contribution is a co-edited translation of the Muwaṭṭaʾ, published by the Harvard Series in Islamic Law. Currently, Professor Fadel is at work on three book projects: a study of the place of sacrifice in Islam and what this conception of sacrifice tells us about Islam’s conception of politics, a revision of his dissertation on legal process in medieval Islamic law, and an introduction to Islamic law.