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The Syrian Crisis in Film: Two Award-Winning Short Narratives

Join us for the screening of two short films inspired by true events of the Syrian war. Fireplace (2017) and Orshena (2016) both recount tales of the devastating human consequences of war and give deep intellectual insights into the humanitarian crisis in Syria. The screening will be followed by a discussion with award-winning directors Muhammad Bayazid and Samah Safi Bayazid. Read More

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Feminist Voices in Islam: Rethinking Patriarchal Ethics

Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a leading scholar of Islamic feminism, will discuss the emerging reformist and feminist voices in Islam and their potential in challenging the long-established classical interpretations of Shari’a and rethinking their underlying patriarchal ethical values and norms. Read More

SHARIAsource Open House

Come learn about the Islamic Legal Studies Program & SHARIAsource, which offers content and context on Islamic law. SHARIAsource features a portal built in partnership… Read More

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2017 International Meeting in Mexico City

Registration for the 2017 International Meeting in Mexico City is now open. Register and get other attendance planning information at    The Islamic Law and Society… Read More

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Lunch Discussion :: Restoring the Original Ideology of Islam: Freedom and Equality

Dr. Jones-Pauly will deliver a talk titled Restoring the Original Ideology of Islam: Freedom and Equality. Dr. Jones-Pauly received her PhD in Comaprative Law at… Read More

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ILSP: SHARIAsource Fellow’s Lecture :: Sohaira Siddiqui :: The Transformation of Anglo-Muhammadan Law: Muslims on British Benches (25 Apr 2017 | Cambridge, MA).

Professor Siddiqui will discuss the rise and implementation of Anglo-Muhammadan law in British India. Most characterizations of Anglo-Muhammadan law depict it as a colonial legal… Read More

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ILSP: SHARIAsource Fellow’s Lecture :: Mubasher Hussain :: Shah Waliullah Dehlavi and His Neglected Views on Islamic Law (17 April 2017 | Cambridge, MA).

Join a lunch discussion with Dr. Mubasher Hussain on his current research. Dr. Hussain is an ILSP: SHARIAsource Fulbright Fellow, and Head of the Sirah… Read More


Private Revolutions film screening and discussion

The final event in ILSP: LSC’s film series on Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World is a screening of “Private Revolutions – Young, Female, Egyptian.” The film chronicles two years in the lives of four young Egyptian women from various social backgrounds who are fighting for their rights and for change after the revolution. Read More

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Launch of “The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: A Digital Portal.” (11 Apr 2017 | New York, New York)

The Institute of Advanced Study’s launch event of “The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: A Digital Portal” will be on April 11, 2017 at the residence of… Read More

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What Islam, Whose Islam? The Struggle for Women’s Right to Equality and Justice in Muslim Contexts

Please join us for a talk by Zainah Anwar, of Musawah, who will speak on the challenges faced by women’s groups living in Muslim contexts and their struggle to reform laws and practices made in the name of Islam that discriminate against women. She will share the initiatives of activists and scholars who are engaged in the production of new feminist and rights-based knowledge in Islam, and their efforts at creating a public voice at the national and international levels, pushing for the possibility and necessity of reform to uphold the principles of equality and justice.

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