SHARIASource is an initiative based within Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program. Its goal is to “provide an online portal of credible resources and analysis on Islamic law.” The initiative works with Islamic law scholars, policy scholars in the United States and globally, Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the MIT Media Lab.
Intisar A. Rabb is a professor of law at Harvard Law School, professor of political science at Harvard University and the director of the law school’s Islamic Legal Studies Program. Her areas of expertise includes comparative and foreign law with an emphasis on Islamic legal studies.
While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]
The movement to bar any reference to Islam’s legal code, known as Shariah, from the American judicial system is moving ahead even as it faces legal challenges in the courts.
Jonathan Matusitz is associate professor of communication at the University of Central Florida. His teaching load includes courses on terrorism and communication and on intercultural communication. Matusitz has warned of a “civilization jihad” by Islamic fundamentalists, and his comments and teachings have come under fire from Muslims. He defends his remarks in an Aug. 22, […]
Shoulder to Shoulder is a national, interfaith campaign “dedicated to ending anti-Muslim sentiment.” More than two dozen faith-based groups have joined the coalition, which has denounced North Carolina’s anti-Shariah law. Christina Warner is campaign director; she can be reached through publicist Samantha Friedman.
Brigitte Gabriel is founder and president of Act for America, which describes itself as a “grassroots citizen action network dedicated to preserving national security and combating the threat of radical Islam.” The Southern Poverty Law Center lists it as a hate group for what it terms anti-Islamic sentiment. The organization, which is based in Pensacola, […]
H. Patrick Glenn holds the Peter M. Laing Chair at McGill University’s law school in Montreal, Canada. His award-winning textbook Legal Traditions of the World includes sections on Talmudic, Islamic and Hindu legal traditions, among others, as well as on reconciling the various legal traditions.
Nina Shea is director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, based in Washington, D.C. She has been an international human-rights lawyer for more than three decades, and her areas of expertise include Islamic law and human rights. Contact through David Tell, director of public affairs and special projects.