Welcome to our January Guest Blogger: Necmettin Kizilkaya

It's a pleasure to introduce our guest blog editor for January: Necmettin Kizilkaya, Associate Professor of Islamic Law and Economics at the Faculty of Divinity, Istanbul University. He is director of the Center for Islamic Economics and Finance at Istanbul University. He earned his B.A in Islamic studies from Marmara University and an M.A in Islamic Law … Continue reading Welcome to our January Guest Blogger: Necmettin Kizilkaya

Thank you, Marion Katz and Ahmed El Shamsy!

Thank you to Marion Katz and Ahmed El Shamsy for joining us as guest blog editors throughout the month of December. In case you missed any of their posts, here they are: Marion Katz:  Law, Narrative, and the Case of Fāṭima’s Chores Folk Interpretation and the “Dark Matter” of Pre-Modern Islamic Law Law in Action, in … Continue reading Thank you, Marion Katz and Ahmed El Shamsy!

Welcome to our December Guest Bloggers: Marion Katz and Ahmed El Shamsy!

We are delighted to introduce our two guest bloggers for the month of December: Marion Katz, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at NYU, and Ahmed El Shamsy, Associate Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Chicago. Marion Holmes Katz is a Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at NYU, where she … Continue reading Welcome to our December Guest Bloggers: Marion Katz and Ahmed El Shamsy!

Thank you, David Vishanoff!

Thank you to David Vishanoff for joining us as the guest blog editor throughout the month of November. In case you missed any of his posts, here they are: Istanbul conference brings postclassical uṣūl al-fiqh into the limelight Teaching Islamic Law in a Red State Getting a handle on large research projects Is Islamic Legal … Continue reading Thank you, David Vishanoff!

Welcome to our November Guest Blogger: David Vishanoff

It's a pleasure to introduce our guest blog editor for November: David Vishanoff, Associate Professor of Islamic studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Throughout the month of November, Professor Vishanoff will share a series of posts on a variety of topics related to research, teaching, and the state of the field. … Continue reading Welcome to our November Guest Blogger: David Vishanoff

Thank you, Ahmad A. Ahmad!

It is time to bid farewell to our guest blogger for the month of October. Please join me in thanking Ahmad A. Ahmad for his thoughtful series of posts this month comparing and reflecting about Islamic and Roman law. In case you missed any of them, here they are compiled: Let's Lose Lawyers (1-4) Let's … Continue reading Thank you, Ahmad A. Ahmad!

Welcome Ahmad A. Ahmad!

We are delighted to introduce Ahmad A. Ahmad, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as our October guest blog editor. Throughout the month of October, Professor Ahmad will share a series of posts in which he examines curious parallel doctrines and institutions found in Islamic and Roman law. Professor Ahmad … Continue reading Welcome Ahmad A. Ahmad!

Thank you, Mohammad Fadel!

Many thanks to Mohammad Fadel for joining us this past month as a guest blog editor and for his thoughtful and thought-provoking posts. In case you missed any of them, here is a compilation of his posts: Is Islamic Purposivism (maqāṣid al-sharīʿa) a Thinly-Disguised Form of Utilitarianism? Slavery and Freedom in the Yaḥyā b. Yaḥyā (d. … Continue reading Thank you, Mohammad Fadel!

Welcome to our September Guest Blogger: Mohammad Fadel

We are delighted to introduce our first monthly guest blogger for the 2019-2020 academic year: Mohammad Fadel, Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Throughout the month of September, Professor Fadel will share a series of posts on diverse topics on Islamic law and legal history.  Professor Fadel holds a JD … Continue reading Welcome to our September Guest Blogger: Mohammad Fadel