Islamic Law at the American Society for Legal History Conference: Session Roundup

The 2021 American Society for Legal History annual conference, taking place on November 4-6, 2021, is hosting a wide array of panels relating to Islamic law.  Please consult our calendar for all the panels taking place during the conference. The Islamic Law Blog has curated below a list of panels relating to Islamic law as … Continue reading Islamic Law at the American Society for Legal History Conference: Session Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

On January 7-8, 2021, the Legal History Blog hosted an online conference entitled "Paper Empires: Layers of law in colonial South Asia and the Indian Ocean." Among others, Fahad Bishara (University of Virginia) presented his paper entitled "The Sailing Scribes: Legal Thinking and Praxis Across the Twentieth-Century Indian Ocean." In "The Majelis Ulama Indonesia and … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Intisar Rabb (Harvard Law School; Editor-in-Chief, Islamic Law Blog), Fahad Bishara (University of Virginia), Joel Blecher (George Washington University), Saadia Yacoob (Williams College), and Joshua White (University of Virginia) were brought together by the Ottoman History Podcast to discuss the question "What is Islamic Law?" in the first episode of a forthcoming series of podcasts … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

What is Islamic Law? Scholars Discussed in a Recent Podcast!

The Ottoman History Podcast Project brought together both established and emerging scholars to provide insights into a simply worded, yet perennial question, "What is Islamic Law?" - the first episode narrated by Chris Gratien in what is to become a series of episodes under the title "The Making of the Islamic World," "aimed at providing … Continue reading What is Islamic Law? Scholars Discussed in a Recent Podcast!

Islamic Law in “Plain English”

The following book reviews are contributed by Ari Schreiber. *** Muhammad’s Heirs: The Rise of Muslim Scholarly Communities, 622-950 by Jonathan E. Brockopp (Cambridge University Press, 2017) Editor’s note: Jonathan Brockopp’s Muhammad’s Heirs sheds light on the early development of Islamic legal scholarship between its inherited tradition and its history. As a critical look at … Continue reading Islamic Law in “Plain English”