Field Guide to Islamic Law Online

The Field Guide to Islamic Law Online, 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:

  • Usman dan Fodio Jihad Poetry Manuscripts: “The aim of this project is the digitisation of 93 manuscripts of Fulfulde jihad poetry (approximately 600 pages) by various authors, which are owned by a private collector in ‘Yola (Nigeria). The bulk consists of 43 poems by Usman dan Fodio and 26 poems by his daughter Nana Asma’u. The present state of the documents varies from slightly yellowed paper to pages with torn edges – ink or oil is spilled on some of them. Some of the torn documents have been locally sewn together with thread.”
  • Danish National Library DIgitized Oriental Manuscripts is a  digitization project of the National Library of Denmark, in coordination with the University of Copenhagen.

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