Weekend Scholarship Roundup


On Islamic Law

  • In “Dynamics of Islamic Law in Indonesia During the Reformation Period” (Marga: Journal of Innovation and Creativity 1, no. 1 (2024)), Wildan Habib Azhari (Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia) and others explore the development of Islamic law in Indonesia’s history, with a focus on “opportunities and challenges for Islamic law amidst the plurality of national laws in the reform era.”
  • In “Intention To Create Legal Relations In Islamic Law Of Contracts” (Al-Qanatir: International Journal of Islamic Studies 33, no. 2 (2024)), Mohammad Tahir Sabit Mohammad and Mohammad Naqib Ihsan Jan (International Islamic University Malaysia) argue that “the inward intent of contracting parties is significant, which sometimes is inferred from express words and statements of parties and no evidence to the contrary is entertained except in specific areas of law.”
  • In “Islamic Law of Inheritance among the Yoruba of Southwest Nigeria: A Case Study of Dar ul-Qadha (Arbitration Panel)” (Journal of Islamic Law 5, no. 1 (2024)), Abdulmajeed Hassan Bello (University of Uyo, Nigeria) analyzes “the application of Islamic inheritance law in three cases of private legal disputes resolved by Dar ul-Qadha from 2008 to 2013.”

On Islam and Data Science

  • In “Shariah Supervisory Board and Shariah Compliance Risk: Empirical Evidence from Indonesia” (Iranian Economic Review, February 12, 2024), Hasan Mukhibad (Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia) and others examine “the effect of educational level, educational background shariah/Islamic law/Islamic law jurisprudence, cross-membership, and tenure of shariah supervisory board (SSB) members, as well as market competition on shariah compliance risk.”


The Field Guide to Islamic Law Online is an ever-growing collection of links to hundreds of links to primary sources and archival collections around the world, online.We recently added new resources to this list:

  • Translatio is a digitization project that “focuses on Arabic, Persian and Ottoman-Turkish periodicals published during the Middle Eastern and Asian ‘saddle period’ between 1860 and 1945 and making them digitally accessible.”


PIL & Harvard Calendar:

  • Islamic Law Speaker Series: “The Transition of Ottoman Land Law: Theory and Practice between 16th-18th Centuries” with Fatma Gul Karagoz, Program in Islamic Law, April 9, 2024.
  • Fellowship: Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program, April 15, 2024.
  • Lecture: From Ownership to Partnership: Rethinking the Theory of Marriage in Islamic Law with Havva Guney-Ruebenacker, Harvard Law School, April 17, 2024.
  • Islamic Law Speaker Series: “The Umayyad Empire” with Andrew Marsham, Program in Islamic Law, May 14, 2024.

Global Calendar:

  • Award: Julien Mezey Dissertation Award Accepting Submissions, March 15, 2024.
  • Call for Panel Proposals: American Society for Legal History, March 15, 2024.
  • Conference: The other narratives of early Islam, Goethe-University Frankfurt, March 22-23, 2024.
  • Leiden Yemeni Studies Lecture Series: Indian Problems, Yemeni Solutions? Legal Exchanges in the Sixteenth Century, March 25, 2024.
  • Book award: The Sharmin & Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University, April 1, 2024.
  • Call for Proposals: The 5th Wallace Johnson First Book Mentoring Program, Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University, April 1, 2024.
  • Call for Panel Proposals: Conference by Commission on Legal Pluralism and Universitas Indonesia, April 1, 2024.
  • Call for Proposals: Open Source Submissions Program, 2025 Association of American Law Schools Meeting, April 8, 2024.
  • Call for Proposals: Discussion Groups, 2025 Association of American Law Schools Meeting, April 8, 2024.
  • Summer Course: “Reading Aljamiado Mansucripts,” Mediterranean Studies Summer Skills Seminar, August 12-15, 2024 via Teams (application deadline: April 15, 2024).
  • Webinar: Revisiting the History of Medieval Libya (7th-16th centuries): Partnership for Heritage. Documentation and heritage management for the protection of the Nafousa Mountains, April 17, 2024.
  • Leiden Yemeni Studies Lecture Series: Blessed Aristocracies: Charismatic authority, rural elites, and historiography in Medieval Yemen (6th-9th/12th-15th c.), April 22, 2024.
  • MESA Scholarship: MESA Global Academy, 2024-2025, May 1, 2024.
  • Call for Proposals: Symposium, 2025 Association of American Law Schools Meeting, May 6, 2024.
  • Leiden Yemeni Studies Lecture Series: History of Water Management in Yemen: An Interdisciplinary Study, May 20, 2024.
  • Webinar: Revisiting the History of Medieval Libya (7th-16th centuries): Between Ṭarābulus and Aṭrābulus. The journey of the toponym and difficulties in determining its form, May 22, 2024.
  • Call for Papers: The Medieval Academy at 100, The 2025 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, March 20-22, 2025 (deadline: June 3, 2024).
  • Leiden Yemeni Studies Lecture Series: Mapping the Past, Imagining the Future: Heritage Politics in Ḥūthī Yemen, June 24, 2024.
  • Webinar: Revisiting the History of Medieval Libya (7th-16th centuries): Surveying and documentation of the archaeological city of Barca (Al-Marj), June 26, 2024.
  • Symposium on Copyright in Islamic Legal Tradition, Istanbul, June 28-29, 2024.
  • Workshop: ASLH Early Career Virtual Workshop, June 30, 2024.
  • Call for Papers: De Jure: Jurnal Hukum dan Syar’iah, June 2024.
  • Call for Proposals: Hot Topics Program, 2025 Association of American Law Schools Meeting, October 14, 2024.
  • Search for Editor: International Journal of Middle East Studies, until an appointment is made.
  • Internship opportunity: The Executive Office of the President, White House, various deadlines.
  • Position opening: Academic mentor and field researcher in Iraq, Cordoba Peace Institute-Geneva (CPI) & ETH Zurich, rolling basis.
  • Position opening: Academic mentor for researcher in Mogadishu, Cordoba Peace Institute-Geneva (CPI) & ETH Zurich.
  • Call for Papers: Special Section – Lifewriting Annual and Islam.
  • Call for Manuscripts: Advances in the Study of Islam, Edinburgh University Press.

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