Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: Genre as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law

This monthly lecture series is organized by the Project Canonization and Diversification in Islamic Law and in Arabian Rhetoric in Comparison situated in the collaborative Research Centre (SFB 1385) at the Münster University, in cooperation with Program of Islamic Law at Harvard Law School and the Faculty of Theology at Istanbul University.

Hosted by Intisar Rabb, Hakkı Arslan and Necmettin Kızılkaya

All sessions have a duration of 90 minutes including a Q&A period.

To register, please send an email to:

All talks will be recorded and uploaded to the eLectures-platform.

January 27, 5pm CET
Murteza Bedir, Istanbul University: Form, Function and Historical Development of uṣūl al-fiqh as a Genre

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February 24, 5pm CET
Mohammad fadel, Toronto University: Form, Function and Historical Development of muḫtaṣar as a Genre

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March 31, 6pm CET
Sohail Hanif, Cambridge Muslim College: Form, Function and Historical Development of the sharh-Literature as a Genre. A quantitative and qualitative study

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April 28, 6pm CET
Ahmed El Shamsy, University of Chicago: „What kind of thing is a gloss (hashiya)?”

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May 26, 6pm CET
Samy Ayoub, University of Texas: „Creativity in Continuity: al-Rasa’il al-Fiqhiyya as a Genre for Legal Change

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June 30, 6pm CET
Maribel Fierro, CSIC-Madrid: „Fatawa compilations: exploring a legal genre in the Islamic West”

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July 28, 6pm CET
Christian Müller, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris: „Siǧillāt and the transformations of the qadis‘ documents in Islamic law (10th-16th centuries)”

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August 25, 6pm CET
Walter Edward Young, McGill University: „Form, Function and Historical Development of Genres of Juristic Dialectic (ʿilm al-jadal and ‚ilm al-khilāf)”

September 29, 6pm CET
Anas Sarmini, 29 Mayıs University in Istanbul: „Form, Function and Historical Development of Ikhtilāf al-fuqahāʾ as a Genre“

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