A Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources

Educators and researchers around the world are navigating teaching and learning in response to COVID-19 related disruptions and closures. Below we provide, in the form of a downloadable document, instructive links and annotations to SHARIAsource and other Harvard resources, global online digital resources, and a robust "Digital Islamic Law Collection." For an enhanced browsing experience, … Continue reading A Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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Countries and communities around the world are working to contain COVID-19 and mitigate its effects. The following digest represents a variety of sources in which law, particularly Islamic law, was invoked in the decision making process. All roundups can be found at this link. Kuwait amends the adhan to urge prayer at home amidst mosque closures. … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "The Problem of Authorship and Pseudepigraphy in Islamic Intellectual History," Journal of the History of Ideas blog, W. Sasson Chahanovich addresses the problem of the author in Islamic intellectual history. Chahanovich aims to fill the gap on the lack of research on the topic of ‘forgery,’ i.e. pseudepigraphy, which is "the much-maligned twin of … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup