About SHARIAsource

Who We Are

SHARIAsource is a team of advisors, scholars, and editors dedicated to providing content and context on Islamic law in a collective mission to organize the world’s information on Islamic law in a way that is accessible and useful. Find out more about our advisory board, editorial board, regional editors, and senior scholars

What We Do

SHARIAsource is a flagship research venture of the Islamic Legal Studies Program 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. SHARIAsource 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. SHARIAsource was developed with support from the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and from the Luce and MacArthur Foundations.

What We Cover

SHARIAsource includes sources and scholarly commentary on Islamic law from the earliest periods of Islam to the modern era, covering both Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts.