Weekend Scholarship Roundup


On Islamic Law

  • In Islamic Contract Law (Oxford University Press, 2024), Ilias Bantekas (Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar) and others “[p]rovide[] the first comprehensive and authoritative treatise of Islamic contract and private law in the English language.”
  • In Reform and Its Perils in Contemporary Islam: The Case of Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd (Oxford University Press, 2024), Nadia Oweidat (Kansas State University) “[p]resents a holistic intellectual survey of Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd’s ideas.”  Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd was an Egyptian Qur’ānic thinker and academic.
  • In A History of the Judiciary in Pakistan, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2024), Hamid Khan “introduces students to a comprehensive study of Pakistan’s judicial history.”

On Islam and Data Science

  • In “Religiosity-based behavioral study, Islamic finance users’ approach and selection standard: empirical evidence from Pakistan” (Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, April 3, 2024), Muhammad Nazir (Department of Economics, Govt. Postgraduate College Nowshera KP, Nowshera, Pakistan) and Shahab E. Saqib (Higher Education Archives and Libraries Department, Directorate of Commerce Education and Management Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan) find “that religiosity influence customer behavior positively in decision-making regarding Islamic finance. Service standards of Islamic banking has also significant impact on customer perception, while the financial education of the customers has insignificant impact on customer behavior.”


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:

  • Usul: “Usul.ai serves over 8,000 Islamic texts from the OpenITI corpus. Our goal is to make it easy to read, search, and research classical texts. Subscribe below to receive monthly updates on our work.”


PIL & Harvard Calendar:

  • Islamic Law Speaker Series: “The Imam of the Christians: The World of Dionysius of Tel-Mahre, c. 750–850,” with Philip Wood, Program in Islamic Law, May 14, 2024.


  • Postdoctoral researcher position: University of Galway, May 16, 2024.
  • Conference: The 2024 Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award Presentation and Conference, May 16-17, 2024.
  • Leiden Yemeni Studies Lecture Series: History of Water Management in Yemen: An Interdisciplinary Study, May 20, 2024.
  • International Course on Legal Pluralism: Commission on Legal Pluralism, January 8-11, 2025 (deadline: 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).
  • Conference in Honour of Shaheen Sardar Ali: Modern Challenges to Islamic Law: Exploring New Pathways, Max Planck Institute Hamburg, June 6-7, 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: The XI Islamic Legal Studies Conference, University of Muenster, 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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