COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced in a statement that only "immunized people" will be allowed to perform the umrah (year-round pilgrimage) and the hajj (pilgrimage). Egypt announced that only designated mosques will be open during Ramadan for the additional Ramadan prayer (ṣalāt al-tarāwīḥ), not to exceed half an hour.

Field Guide to Islamic Law Online

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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: Koç University Manuscripts is a digitized collection of … Continue reading Field Guide to Islamic Law Online

Islam and Data Science Roundup

On March 25, 2021, Elie Wardini (Stockholm University) gave a lecture entitled "The Road to the Quran Keyword Database," which discusses Wardini's comprehensive analysis of keywords in context of the lexicon of the Qur'ān contrasted to the lexicon of Ibn Hisham’s Sira.

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "Some Critical Reflections on al-Jāḥiẓ’s Notions of Ṭabʿ and Ṭibāʿ (Innate Dispositions)" (The Australian Journal of Islamic Studies 6, no. 2 (2021)) Zaid Alamiri critically reflects on al-Jāḥiẓ's (d. 868) understanding of innate disposition and its relation to free will. In "Law and Vision A Reading of Islamic Culture and the Socio-Spatial Structure of Traditional … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Sarah Obama,  former U.S. President Barack Obama's grandmother, passed away and was buried at a funeral held under Islamic rites. Purpose of Life, the organization that published the name of the British grammar school teacher who was suspended after showing a depiction of Prophet Muhammad, was accused of endangering the safety of the teacher.

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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Saudi Arabia announced that a coronavirus vaccine would be mandatory in order to participate in this year's pilgrimage (hajj). The Muslim Council of Britain recently issued its latest coronavirus best practices, including Ramadan safety guidance. In an attempt to tighten its COVID restrictions, Turkey announced that communal means during Ramadan would be prohibited.

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: Usman dan Fodio Jihad Poetry Manuscripts: "The aim … Continue reading Field Guide to Islamic Law Online

Islam and Data Science Roundup

In "Islamic Studies in Australia’s Higher Education Sector" (The Australian Journal of Islamic Studies 6, no. 2 (2021)), Adis Duderija (Griffith University) and Jessica Mamone (Griffith University) collect any discuss data from 2017 on the state of substantive Islamic studies courses taught at top Australian universities. In "Arabic Language Learning Reconstruction as a Response To … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "Islamic Studies in Australia’s Higher Education Sector" (The Australian Journal of Islamic Studies 6, no. 2 (2021)), Adis Duderija (Griffith University) and Jessica Mamone (Griffith University) collect any discuss data from 2017 on the state of substantive Islamic studies courses taught at top Australian universities. In "Civilised or Savage: The Effect of Colonialism’s Dichotomus … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup