In September, we look back at some of our most read essays published in the past year as well as the roundtables we convened in the past that attracted a lot of interest. Each week, we focus on essays and posts that touch on a similar topic relating to Islamic law. This week, we focus on Islamic legal literature. As the essays below from the past year that have been widely read and shared demonstrate, scholarly interest in Islamic legal literature is varied and ranges from studying riddles that implicate questions of law to a survey of libraries and their holdings related to Islamic law.
- Matthew L. Keegan, Why Study Islamic Legal Riddles?
- Kumail Rajani, Introducing the Twelver Uṣūl Bibliography
- Sohaib Baig, Islamic Law Collections across 14 North American Libraries