Welcome to our Research Editor, Hadi Qazwini!

Please welcome our new Research Editor, Hadi Qazwini! Hadi Qazwini is an educator and researcher. His scholarly interests are in Islamic intellectual history, with a focus on theology, law, and Imami Shiʿism. He completed a PhD in Religious and Islamic Studies at the University of Southern California. His dissertation, titled “The Islamic Debate on Juristic In/Fallibility … Continue reading Welcome to our Research Editor, Hadi Qazwini!

Thank you, Felicitas Opwis!

Thank you, Felicitas Opwis for joining us as guest blog editor in September. In case you missed her essays, here they are: The Discursive Tradition of Commentaries (shurūḥ) – Lessons from Matn Abī Shujāʿ The Content of Commentaries The Commentary as Platform for Debate, Change, and Authority Construction The Forms of Commentaries Thank you! Follow … Continue reading Thank you, Felicitas Opwis!

Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Rabiat Akande

This interview is part of our Fellow Spotlight series. This series features interviews with current and previous PIL Fellows, highlighting their work with the Program, their path getting here, and the road going forward. For more information on our Fellows, visit our website.  Can you tell us a little bit about your background - where … Continue reading Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Rabiat Akande

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

A Note from the Director Congratulations to the Class of 2022, as well as to the returning Classes of 2020 and 2021! We at the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School extend a warm congratulations on your extraordinary accomplishments during your time at Harvard. These past few years have been in no way … Continue reading Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Resource Roundup: Abortion and Islamic Law

Source: https://wellcomecollection.org/works/rbj4b875

The right to abortion has made headlines in the United States because of a leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization written by Justice Samuel Alito of the Supreme Court of the United States. If published in its current form, the opinion will overrule current constitutional precedents providing for a federal right … Continue reading Resource Roundup: Abortion and Islamic Law

Welcome to our 2022-2023 PIL-LC Fellow, Dr. Dilyara Agisheva!

In collaboration with the John W. Kluge Center at the The Library of Congress, we are pleased to announce the inaugural PIL-LC Research Fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year, Dr. Dilyara Agisheva. Agisheva received an undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science from UCLA and an MA in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and … Continue reading Welcome to our 2022-2023 PIL-LC Fellow, Dr. Dilyara Agisheva!

Thank you, Sohail Hanif!

Thank you, Sohail Hanif for joining us as guest blog editor in March. In case you missed his essays, here they are: Social Dependencies of Islamic Law: A View Through the Legal Commentary A Prayer-Based Civilizational Order: The Social Dimension of the Rules of Ritual Prayer When Worship Meets Taxation: Socio-Political Reflections on the Rules … Continue reading Thank you, Sohail Hanif!

Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Sohaib Baig

This interview is part of our Fellow Spotlight series. This series features interviews with current and previous PIL Fellows, highlighting their work with the Program, their path getting here, and the road going forward. For more information on our Fellows, visit our website.  We understand that your current book project builds on your doctoral dissertation. … Continue reading Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Sohaib Baig

Thank you, Nahed Samour!

Thank you, Nahed Samour for joining us as guest blog editor in February. In case you missed her essays, here they are: Judicial Bureaucracy: Revisiting Modern Theory for the Study of Islamic Law Adjudication as Official Duty: Regular Activities in a Bureaucratically Governed Structure Thank you! Follow Nahed Samour's scholarly work on her faculty webpage.