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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 Unit at the Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Talk Description: Ahmad bin ‘Abd al-Rahim, popularly known as Shah Waliullah Dehlavi (1114-1176/1703-1762), one of the greatest thinkers produced by Muslim South Asia, was a prolific writer of his age who contributed to almost every branch of Islamic knowledge and inspired almost all religious circles through his thought-provoking ideas. He has been looked into in terms of his educational and socio-political ideas as well as his mystical approaches while his views on Islamic law (and his attempt to reconcile interpretive differences in Islamic law and jurisprudence) have been ignored, from within as well as from without. To reconstruct his legal ideas, I intend to revisit the various sources in order to trace trajectories of the discourse that led to the silencing of this part of Waliullah´s writings.
To RSVP to the event, please visit: The event will be held in Wasserstein Hall (WCC) 3016, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue. Lunch will be served.