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We host a Portal for organizing the world’s information on Islamic law (SHARIAsource), a set of Publications for cutting-edge scholarship, and myriad Program events and support for students, fellows, and scholars working in the field of Islamic legal studies.

  • The SHARIAsource Portal is home to a growing library of primary sources for Islamic law (historical texts, legislative and court records, and fatwas or documents). We collect these sources through digitization, partnerships, and individual contributions. We also use data science and AI to curate and build digital humanities tools that make the Portal’s Islamic law sources more accessible and useful, and to facilitate new research and analysis.
  • Our Publications Series in Islamic Law promote cutting-edge scholarship on Islamic law. The Harvard Series on Islamic Law book series with Harvard University Press, the Harvard Papers in Islamic Law occasional paper series, and the Journal in Islamic Law produce peer-reviewed scholarship. The related Journal Forum (an online companion to the Journal), Community Forum (for editors), and Blog (for the public) facilitate more up-to-the minute scholarly conversation and debate on less formal platforms.
  • The Program supports a fellowship program, weekly events that range from an Islamic Law Lecture Series to special workshops and conferences on new developments in Islamic law, and support for students that includes a teaching curriculum with affiliated faculty, travel grants, research opportunities, and a paper prize.

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