Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In Wives and Work: Islamic Law and Ethics Before Modernity (Columbia University Press, 2022), Marion Holmes Katz (New York University) "offers a new account of debates on wives’ domestic labor that recasts the historical relationship between Islamic law and ethics." In "Just a Thought: Emilia Justyna Powell," (Scholastic, October 17, … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In a special episode of Borderlines, a legal podcast by Berkeley Law, entitled "Interpreting MetaCanons," Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb "talk[s] about her leading research on shared methods of interpretation for textualists across different systems. " In "Mohammedan Law" (The Volokh Conspiracy, August 8, 2022), Eugene Volokh (UCLA Law) discusses the … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Experiments in Tracking Canons across the Mecelle

By Intisar Rabb & Yusuf Celik The Courts & Canons (CnC) Project at SHARIAsource leverages data science tools to explore questions in Islamic law and society historically through mapping the controversies and values reflected in courts (from taʾrīkh, ṭabaqāt) and legal canons (qawāʿid fiqhiyya). This year, we convened a CnC Research Group to gather a … Continue reading Experiments in Tracking Canons across the Mecelle

Islamic Legal Canons as Memes

By Intisar Rabb This essay is part of the Islamic Law Blog’s Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography, edited by Intisar Rabb (Editor-in-Chief) and Mariam Sheibani (Lead Blog Editor), and introduced with a list of further readings in a short post, also by Intisar Rabb: “Methods and Meaning in Islamic Law: Introduction." Introduction* We’ve all … Continue reading Islamic Legal Canons as Memes