ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "A Saudi national has been sentenced to death for smuggling banned amphetamine tablets near the country's northern border with Jordan, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday citing the Ministry of Interior." "Nineteen people in northeastern Afghanistan were lashed for adultery, theft and running away from home, a Supreme Court … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "On the History of the Princeton University Library Collection of Islamic Manuscripts" (Journal of Islamic Manuscripts, September 26, 2022), Garrett Davidson (The College of Charleston USA Charleston, SC) "traces the development of the sub-collections, studies the collectors who built them, their methods and sources, and tells the stories of their collections’ … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup
ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Afghanistan’s supreme leader has ordered judges to fully enforce aspects of Islamic law that include public executions, stonings and floggings, and the amputation of limbs for thieves, the Taliban’s chief spokesman said." For more content and context on the recent developments in Afghanistan, consult our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb's “Resource … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
The 2022 American Society for Legal History annual conference, taking place on November 10-12, 2022, is hosting a wide array of panels relating to Islamic law. Please consult our calendar for the relevant panels taking place during the conference. The Islamic Law Blog has curated below a list of panels relating to Islamic law as … Continue reading Islamic Law at the American Society for Legal History Conference: Session Roundup
The 2021 Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting is taking place on November 29 - December 5, 2021. A complete program listing all the various sessions can be found here, and registration details can be accessed here. The Islamic Law Blog has curated below a list of panels relating to Islamic law and history … Continue reading Islamic Law & History at the Middle East Studies Association Conference (2021): Session Roundup
The 2021 American Society for Legal History annual conference, taking place on November 4-6, 2021, is hosting a wide array of panels relating to Islamic law. Please consult our calendar for all the panels taking place during the conference. The Islamic Law Blog has curated below a list of panels relating to Islamic law as … Continue reading Islamic Law at the American Society for Legal History Conference: Session Roundup
We are delighted to share with you that the Library of Congress and the Program in Islamic Law have initiated a collaborative effort to "identify, select and assess the copyright status of materials focusing on national legal gazettes." Initially set for three years, the collaboration will focus on the legal analysis of Library of Congress' … Continue reading The Library of Congress Announces Collaboration with the Program in Islamic Law!
The Islamic Law Blog's Editor-in-Chief, Intisar Rabb, will be speaking at an online conversation hosted by the University of Southern California Early Modern Studies Institute. The conversation is entitled "Originalism Across Legal Traditions: An Interdisciplinary Conversation" and will take place on May 25, 2021 at 12:00 - 2:00 pm ET. "Leading scholars of law, history, … Continue reading Intisar Rabb, Editor-in-Chief, to speak at the University of Southern California’s originalism event on May 25!
A warm congratulations to former HLS Program in Islamic Law Research Fellow (2018-2020), Dr. Mariam Sheibani for her new position at the University of Toronto, Scarborough! Professor Sheibani is a Visiting Assistant Professor in History at the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, and will be teaching courses on Islamic history and seminars on early Islam and Islamic thought. … Continue reading Congratulations to Professor Mariam Sheibani!
A Note from the Director [Updated 06.07.2020] Congratulations to the class of 2020! All of us at the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School extend a hearty congratulations on your extraordinary accomplishments in your time here at Harvard, and particularly this last semester where you have shown yourself to be an exceptional class … Continue reading A Note to 2020 Graduates and the Community