By Junaid Quadri* In On Human Conduct, the ambitious work he produced toward the end of his career, the philosopher Michael Oakeshott offers a distinction between two kinds of storytelling that is instructive for historians of Islamic law and indeed scholars of the intellectual history of Islam more broadly. Distinguishing between “In the beginning” stories … Continue reading Oakeshott, Originalism and the History of Modern Islamic Law
The Islamic Law Blog's Editor-in-Chief, Intisar Rabb, will be speaking at an online conversation hosted by the University of Southern California Early Modern Studies Institute. The conversation is entitled "Originalism Across Legal Traditions: An Interdisciplinary Conversation" and will take place on May 25, 2021 at 12:00 - 2:00 pm ET. "Leading scholars of law, history, … Continue reading Intisar Rabb, Editor-in-Chief, to speak at the University of Southern California’s originalism event on May 25!
The 43rd annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture organized by Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law hosted our Editor-in-Chief, Intisar Rabb, with her presentation titled "Interpreting Islamic Law." The presentation concerned the Mamlūk Empire during the thirteenth century, with a focus on the judicial overhaul overseen by its Sultan Baibars I. In her presentation, … Continue reading On Originalism and the Role of Legal Canons in Islamic Law