In the News: China Cracks Down on the Hui Minority

News coverage on crackdowns in China have predominantly covered the plight of the Uighurs. However, efforts to strip the members of the Hui minority in China of their religious heritage are underway. The Hui, who number 10 million, hoped that the state crackdown would not arrive in the Gansu province, as it had in Xinjiang.  … Continue reading In the News: China Cracks Down on the Hui Minority

Recent Developments in Muslim Marriages and Civil Laws

Last summer, the Guardian reported on a legal proceeding in the United Kingdom that explored the extent to which UK law recognizes a marriage conducted according to Islamic law, yet unaccompanied by a civil law marriage. As described in the article, the husband contended that the couple was never married, and the wife—petitioning for divorce—insisted that they were. … Continue reading Recent Developments in Muslim Marriages and Civil Laws

SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: Apocalypticism and the Mahdi in Early Islam

SHARIAsource Editor and Iran Project Coordinator at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Mohammad Sagha presented to a group of seven students and scholars on "Apocalypticism and the Mahdi in Early Islam" during his May 3rd ILSP: SHARIAsource Lunch Talk. Sagha took a close look at a newly published manuscript of … Continue reading SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: Apocalypticism and the Mahdi in Early Islam

SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: A Gentleman and a Scholar: Profile of an Ottoman Judge in the Late Sixteenth Century

SHARIAsource guest lecturer Amir Toft presented to a group of twelve students and scholars on “A Gentleman and a Scholar: Profile of an Ottoman Judge in the Late Sixteenth Century” during the May 1st ILSP: SHARIAsource Lunch Talk. Toft is a 2017-2018 Research Fellow in the Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic … Continue reading SHARIAsource Lunch Talk :: A Gentleman and a Scholar: Profile of an Ottoman Judge in the Late Sixteenth Century

INTISAR RABB SELECTED AS 2017–2018 RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOW

Cambridge, Mass.—The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has selected Intisar Rabb to be a Radcliffe Institute fellow. A Radcliffe Institute fellowship can propel the career of a junior scientist, foster a year of creativity for a mid-career artist, give a diplomat time to write, and provide an established scientist with a chance … Continue reading INTISAR RABB SELECTED AS 2017–2018 RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOW