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 boardeditorial boardregional editors, and senior scholars

What We Do

Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: SHARIAsource (“ILSP: SHARIAsource” or “The Program”) is dedicated to providing content and context 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, SHARIAsource (beta.shariasource.com) (“The Portal”) is our flagship project, and offers a home for wide-ranging sources and analysis of Islamic law. Other projects and special events serve legal scholars and lawyers, students, and generally interested readers; and we disseminate information, deliver cutting-edge analysis, and facilitate scholarly conversation and debate on Islamic law through our blog (shariasource.blog), newsletter (shariasource.blog/ archives/), social media outlets, listservs, and special events. The SHARIAsource Portal collects 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. SHARIAsource adheres to common principles of academic engagement, including attention to diverse perspectives, peer-reviewed analysis, and the free and open exchange of ideas. 

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.