Islamic Law & History at the Middle East Studies Association Conference (2021): Session Roundup

The 2021 Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting is taking place on November 29 - December 5, 2021.  A complete program listing all the various sessions can be found here, and registration details can be accessed here. The Islamic Law Blog has curated below a list of panels relating to Islamic law and history … Continue reading Islamic Law & History at the Middle East Studies Association Conference (2021): Session Roundup

Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Creativity in Continuity: al-rasā’il al-fiqhīyya as a Genre for Legal Change” by Dr. Samy Ayoub

By Omar Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar This is a summary of the lecture by Dr. Samy Ayoub entitled “Creativity in Continuity: al-rasā’il al-fiqhīyya as a Genre for Legal Change,” delivered on May 26, 2021 at 12 noon (EST), 6 pm (Münster) 7 pm (Istanbul) via Zoom. Samy Ayoub’s lecture on May 26, 2021 on late Ḥanafī rasā’il … Continue reading Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Creativity in Continuity: al-rasā’il al-fiqhīyya as a Genre for Legal Change” by Dr. Samy Ayoub

Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Genres as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law” with Samy Ayoub, May 26, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:30 pm

PROF. SAMY AYOUB (University of Texas): Creativity in Continuity: al-Rasa’il al-Fiqhiyya as a Genre for Legal Change Organized by: Hakki Arslan (Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1385) at the Münster University) Intisar Rabb (Program of Islamic Law at Harvard Law School) Necmettin Kızılkaya (Department of Islamic Law at Istanbul University Faculty of Theology) Please see this … Continue reading Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Genres as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law” with Samy Ayoub, May 26, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "The Mecelle, Sharia, and the Ottoman State: Fashioning and Refashioning of Islamic Law in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," Law and Legality in the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey, Samy Ayoub explores how the creation of the Mecelle, the first Islamic Civil Law code, in 1876 was justified by its drafters. The author contextualizes her research … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup