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ILSP Paper Prize on Islamic Law for HLS Students

Islamic Legal Studies Program Prize on Islamic Law (Cambridge, MA). Each year the Law School awards several prizes for the best papers written by Harvard Law… Read More

NY Court Ruling Against a Muslim Man’s Attempt to Unilaterally Divorce His Wife

Abed Awad, U.S. Editor, summarizes one of his recent cases on family law in which the plaintiff claims his maʿzūn-authenticated ṭalāq defers judgment of the divorce to… Read More

Understandings of Sharia and U.S. Law and Policy Designed to Solve Conflicts

Intisar Rabb, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Founding Editor-In-Chief of SHARIAsource; Leila Mooney, Senior Program Officer, Center for Governance, Law and Society, USIP; Palwasha Karkar, Senior Program Officer, Religion and Inclusive Societies, USIP; and Manal Omar, Associate Vice President, Center for Middle East and Africa, USIP. The discussion will explore the contours of sharīʿa (Islamic law) in the development and critique of policies designed to solve conflicts. The program will consist of experts on Islamic law and foreign policy in discussion with a diverse range of policymakers and executors. The event is co-sponsored by the Islamic Legal Studies Program’s SHARIAsource at Harvard Law School and the United States Institute of Peace. More information to come. Read More

MESA Panel on Islamic Law as Early International Law

At the MESA Conference on November 20, SHARIAsource Editor Will Smiley served as discussant for a thematic conversation on “International Law, Sovereignty and Subjecthood in… Read More

Digital Islamic Law and History: Resources and Methods

Maxim Romanov, Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt-Lehrstuhl für Digital Humanities, Institut für Informatik, Universität Leipzig Wed, Nov 16 | 12.00-3.00p | Location: Austin 102, Harvard… Read More

SHARIAsource at the Agha Khan Conference on Media and Muslim Contexts

Paul Beran, SHARIAsource Executive Director, participated earlier this month in a conference on Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities, hosted by the Aga Khan… Read More

Digitizing Early Arabic Printed Books

Workshop, Digitizing Early Arabic Printed Books, Middle East Studies, Brown University, led by Elias Muhanna;  Friday, October 21, 2016, Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute This program… Read More

MLTalks Series at MIT: Intisar Rabb and Manal Omar in Conversation with Ethan Zuckerman

Wed, Oct 19 | 1.00-2.00pm Ethan Zuckerman, MIT; Intisar Rabb, Harvard Law School; Manal Omar, USIP. Presented at the MIT Media Lab. Ethan Zuckerman framed… Read More

Rule of Law and Judicial Reform, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State

Paul Beran, executive director of SHARIAsource, met with a visiting delegation of judicial scholars and practitioners on Thursday, 6 October 2016. The delegation of eight… Read More

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Constitutional Design without Constitutional Moments: Lessons from Religiously-Divided Societies

Asli Bâli, UCLA School of Law and Center for Near Eastern Studies Wed, Oct 5 | 5.00-7.00p Presented at the International and Comparative Law Workshop,… Read More