Program in Islamic Law

The Program in Islamic Law is a flagship research venture at Harvard Law School. Its continuing mission is to organize the world’s information on Islamic law in a way that is accessible and useful. Working with a global team of editors, we provide a platform to house primary sources of Islamic law, organize the people to critically analyze them, and promote research to inform academic and public discourse about Islamic law. Our research portal offers cutting-edge content and context on Islamic law to academics, journalists, and policy makers. Our other programs serve generally interested readers through a blog, newsletter, and special events. The Program in Islamic Law adheres to common principles of academic engagement including attention to diverse perspectives, peer-reviewed analysis, and the free and open exchange of ideas. We are not a religious organization or an advocacy group. The Program in Islamic Law was developed with support from the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and from the Luce and MacArthur Foundations.