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In "Institutional isomorphism and environmental sustainability: a new framework from the Shariah perspective" (Environment, Development and Sustainability (2021)), Norita Mohd Nasir, Mahendhiran Sanggaran Nair and Pervaiz K. Ahmed (Monash University Malaysia) investigate the role played by understandings of Islamic law on shaping corporate environmental sustainability initiatives. Using a data set on "the managers of public … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

A Note on the Quantitative Analysis of Hadith

By Hiroyuki Yanagihashi (The University of Tokyo) This essay is part of the Islamic Law Blog’s Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography, edited by Intisar Rabb (Editor-in-Chief) and Mariam Sheibani (Lead Blog Editor), and introduced with a list of further readings in the short post by Intisar Rabb: “Methods and Meaning in Islamic Law: … Continue reading A Note on the Quantitative Analysis of Hadith

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In "The Islamic perspective on physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia" (Medicine Science and the Law 60, vol. 4 (2020)), Mohammed Madadin, Houria S Al Sahwan and Khadijah K Altarouti (Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia) conduct an extensive search on the "PubMed database" in order to "retrieve relevant articles, then the references listed in the … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

Pluralistic Methodologies in Islamic Legal Historiography

By Metin M. Coşgel (University of Connecticut) & Boğaç A. Ergene (University of Vermont) This essay is part of the Islamic Law Blog’s Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography, edited by Intisar Rabb (Editor-in-Chief) and Mariam Sheibani (Lead Blog Editor), and introduced with a list of further readings in the short post by Intisar … Continue reading Pluralistic Methodologies in Islamic Legal Historiography

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In "Jarā'id: A Chronology of Arabic periodicals (1800-1929)," Adam Mestyan (Duke University) and his colleagues explain their collaborative project entitled Jarā'id and its 2020 edition, which is a research tool and a bibliographic database in TEI XML (in English and Arabic) containing around 3300 Arabic titles and information about the global Arabic press between 1800 … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

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In "Ethno-religious socialisation, national culture and the social construction of British Muslim identity" (Contemporary Islam 14 (November 2020)), Riyaz Timol (Cardiff University) interrogates extant theories of socialization and how and to what extent they accurately explain empirical patterns of Muslim immigrant settlement in the United Kingdom. Among the chief conclusions of the article is that … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

Future Avenues in the Study of Islamic Law

By Najam Haider (Barnard College) This essay is part of the Islamic Law Blog’s Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography, edited by Intisar Rabb (Editor-in-Chief) and Mariam Sheibani (Lead Blog Editor), and introduced with a list of further readings in the short post by Intisar Rabb: “Methods and Meaning in Islamic Law: Introduction." I should … Continue reading Future Avenues in the Study of Islamic Law

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In "Initial Considerations for Islamic Digital Ethics" (Philosophy & Technology 33, (2020)), Mohammad Yaqub Chaudhary (Cambridge Muslim College, UK) surveys the rich literature on digital ethics and tests its applicability to studies on Islam and digital sciences. Among the author's chief conclusions is that Islamic ethical perspectives on digital studies are unique in that they … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources Roundup

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The Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law, 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: EastLaws is an Arabic-only database for Arab legislation … Continue reading Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources Roundup

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The recording of the 4th Islamicate Digital Humanities Network (IDHN) Conference is now available online. The presents include Suphan Kirmizialtin (NYU Abu Dhabi): Handwritten-Text-Recognition for Arabic Script: A Case Study in Ottoman Turkish; Sofia Tsourlaki  (SOAS University of London): When digital forms of information become a reliable source of academic research; Ken Chitwood (Freie Universität … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup