Program in Islamic Law

The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School is dedicated to promoting research and providing resources for the academic study of Islamic law. We host a suite of projects toward that end: a Portal for organizing the world’s information on Islamic law (SHARIAsource), a set of Publications for cutting-edge scholarship in Islamic legal studies (a book series, occasional papers, and a peer-reviewed journal), and myriad Program events and support for students, fellows, and other scholars working in the field of Islamic legal studies. We work with a global team of editors and partner institutions to advance Islamic law scholarship, including the use of data science methods and creation of AI tools to facilitate new research and analysis in this field. Our Portal, Publications, and other Program initiatives cover the earliest periods of Islam through today, in both Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts. We adhere to common principles of academic engagement, including attention to diverse perspectives, peer-reviewed analysis, and the free and open exchange of ideas.