Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "Iran Isn’t the Only Country With Morality Police" (Council on Foreign Relations (January 11, 2023)), Kali Robinson (Council on Foreign Relations) writes that it is not only Iran, but that "[m]ultiple countries have special police that enforce Islamic moral codes." In "Islamic Economics: Comparisons" (Annual Review of Islamic Finance … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

::Roundtable:: History of Islamic International Law: “Looking Back and Looking Forward: Conclusion to the Roundtable on the History of Islamic International Law”

By Intisar Rabb and Umut Özsu, with contributions from Hadi Qazwini On November 1, 2022, Professors Intisar Rabb (Harvard University) and Umut Özsu (Carleton University) convened a live Roundtable webinar that brought together experts in Islamic history and international law. The live webinar accompanied this Blog’s online Roundtable, which featured essays each week in November and … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: History of Islamic International Law: “Looking Back and Looking Forward: Conclusion to the Roundtable on the History of Islamic International Law”

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Malaysia's new prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim, will be contending in parliament with a strengthened Islamist party that espouses a stricter interpretation of [...] Islamic law, a challenge to Anwar's vision of an inclusive society." "Three women and 11 men were flogged [recently] on the orders of an Afghan court after they … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

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

The 2022 American Society for Legal History annual conference, taking place on November 10-12, 2022, is hosting a wide array of panels relating to Islamic law.  Please consult our calendar for the relevant 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

::Roundtable:: History of Islamic International Law

By Intisar Rabb & Umut Özsu What do we know about the history of international law in the Islamic world? We asked a select group of historians and legal scholars to explore this understudied field of history, as part of the Cambridge History of International Law series. As editors of volume eight of that series, … Continue reading ::Roundtable:: History of Islamic International Law

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Asked by The Washington Post to comment on the recent attack against Salman Rushdie and the fatwā issued by Khomeini against Rushdie for his allegedly blasphemous statements in The Satanic Verses, Editor-in-Chief Professor Intisar Rabb commented: “There is no historical instance or basis for calling on members of the general … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News 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

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!

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law: In "Judicial Crisis in Damascus on the Eve of Baybars’s Reform: The Case of the Minor Orphan Girl (651–55/1253–57)" (Islamic Law and Society (March 23, 2022)), Mariam Sheibani (The University of Toronto Scarborough) "reconstructs a late-Ayyubid court case in Damascus that was litigated repeatedly between 651/1253 and 655/1257, five years … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup