Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources Roundup

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 several exciting resources to this list:

  • Islamic Law Materialized is a database of primary sources for Islamic law and legal practice in pre-modern Muslim societies from the 8th to 15th centuries. Documents are presented with the Arabic text in modern spelling and with full bibliographical data. Users have the option of browsing the documents by city or library inventory number, as well as searching for Arabic terms combined with document type, date, and keywords. Images and/or URL links are provided where possible.
  • The Analytical Database of Arabic Poetry is a database ont he transmission of Arabic poetry that offers analytical tools, lexical data on the vocabulary of the poetical texts, and information on the intellectual and cultural milieu in which the texts were distributed and transmitted. The database covers poetry from the 8th to 19th centuries.
  • The Khalidi Library Catalogue is a catalogue of the manuscripts in the Khalidi library in Jerusalem, covering subjects of law, science, poetry, biography, history, and medicine. The manuscripts are available in PDF format with digitized versions of the printed book in Arabic. The nearly 2000 entries date to the 10th to 20th centuries and are unsearchable.

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