As a reminder, the SHARIAsource Portal contains helpful resources that explain various aspects of Islamic law in "plain English," including: Lexicon Ijtihād: the direct interpretation of scripture Ḥadīth: Prophetic traditions Scholarship Reviews Mohammad Fadel on the Function of the "Interest Ban" in Islamic Finance Clark Lombardi on Sharīʿa as a Source of Legislation
Former Islamic Legal Studies Program Visiting Fellow Hauwa Ibrahim was selected as one of the 2018 Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. In addition, SHARIAsource Senior Scholar Clark Lombardi was a panelist at a Swiss foreign ministry event on conflict resolution involving armed Islamist groups.
The Islamic Law Teaching Project houses collections of syllabi and other teaching material for Islamic law courses taught primarily in law schools of the US and UK. This syllabus is from Professor Clark Lombardi at the University of Washington, School of Law. This course provides an introduction both to classical Islamic law and to a range … Continue reading Syllabus: Islamic Law
The constitutions of many Muslim-majority countries contain clauses that declare sharīʿa a source of legislation. These “sharīʿaclauses” may name sharīʿa as “a chief source,” “the chief source,” or “the only source,” among others, of national laws. Though the phrasing of these clauses seems quite similar, some scholars and government officials have ascribed importance to the differences between them. By … Continue reading Review :: Clark Lombardi on Sharīʿa as a Source of Legislation