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.” This week we added three exciting resources to this list:
- Manuscripts of the Muslim World is an ongoing digital repository, including digital editions of more than 500 manuscripts and 827 paintings from the Islamicate world broadly construed. Columbia University, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, and Haverford College have collaborated to digitize intellectual and cultural heritage of Muslim lands from 1000 to 1900, covering mathematics, astrology, history, law, literature, as well as the Qur’an and Hadith.
- Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture has a database of Egyptian and other Mamluk Dār al-ʿadl, or Medieval Palace of Justice, locations. This database contains descriptions, sketches, photographs, blueprints, and more.
- Online Catalogue of Manuscripts for the Centre of the Great Islamic Encyclopedia is a catalogue of 1755 Islamicate and Iranian manuscripts. Each manuscript comes with a short description of the content and form. Some manuscripts are accompanied by photographs. The site is searchable in Farsi.