Thank you, Mehdi Berriah!

Thank you, Mehdi Berriah, for joining us as guest blog editor in September. In case you missed Prof. Berriah's essays on the financing of jihād in the Mamlūk era, here they are: The Issue of Financing Jihād in Islamic Law: Three Case Studies from the Mamlūk Period Episodes in which the ʿUlamāʾ, according to Islamic … Continue reading Thank you, Mehdi Berriah!

Episodes in which the ʿUlamāʾ, according to Islamic Law, were Opposed to the Tax

By Mehdi Berriah This is part two in a series of four posts on the financing of jihād during the Mamlūk period. First Episode The first episode took place in dhū-l-qaʿda 657/November 1259, after Quṭuz dismissed al-Manṣūr ʿAlī, the son of his former master, the first Mamlūk sultan al-Muʿizz Aybak (d. 655/1257), and proclaimed himself sultan. The … Continue reading Episodes in which the ʿUlamāʾ, according to Islamic Law, were Opposed to the Tax

Thank you, Nurfadzilah Yahaya!

Thank you, Nurfadzilah Yahaya, for joining us as guest blog editor throughout July. In case you missed any of her blog posts, here they are: Ṭalāq in the Colonies – Constraints on Colonial Judiciary What does Equality Mean in the Colonies? Family Law as Colonial Specter of Shelter Portals to the Future: Translations of Powers … Continue reading Thank you, Nurfadzilah Yahaya!

Thank you, Ayman Shabana!

Thank you, Ayman Shabana, for joining us as guest blog editor throughout June. In case you missed any of his blog posts, here they are: Sharī'a, Custom, and Modern Legal Reform Islamic Law, (Bio)ethics, and Ethical Gatekeeping of Science Islamic Law of Paternity and DNA Evidence Islamic Law, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and Surrogacy Thank you! … Continue reading Thank you, Ayman Shabana!

Thank you, Nada Moumtaz!

Thank you, Nada Moumtaz, for joining us as guest blog editor throughout April. In case you missed any of her blog posts, here they are: Calling All Waqf Haters Late Ottoman Beiruti Waqfs: Closeness to God (Qurba) and Charity for the Family Waqf and the Modern State, Capitalism, and the Private Property Regime Waqf as … Continue reading Thank you, Nada Moumtaz!

May DILL Student Comment :: Zainab Hashmi

The Islamic Law Blog is continuing to feature Harvard student comments on primary sources related to Islamic law. Our student editor for May is Zainab Hashmi (JD'20), a recent graduate of Harvard Law School. We regularly feature a series of three comments written by a student in the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL), an incubator … Continue reading May DILL Student Comment :: Zainab Hashmi

Thank you, Kristina Richardson!

Thank you, Kristina L. Richardson, for joining us as guest blog editor throughout March. In case you missed any of her blog posts, here they are: Toni Morrison, John Ralph Willis, and Black Muslim History Ibāḍism in the Medieval Sahel A “Jabri” madhhab of the early modern Sudan? Thank you! Follow Professor Richardson's scholarly work … Continue reading Thank you, Kristina Richardson!

Field Guide to Islamic Law Online

Image of yellow text with red background, which reads "A Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources"

The Field Guide to Islamic Law Online, 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: Acehnese manuscripts from Pidie and Aceh Besar regencies … Continue reading Field Guide to Islamic Law Online