Browse Projects & Special Collections


Projects constructed at Harvard by faculty, staff, and students in collaboration with global editors.

SHARIAsource StackLife is a compilation of the Islamic law related volumes at the Harvard Law School Library, organized in a new way for a different browsing experience. Project Team: Aslihan Bulut, Paul Deschner, Intisar Rabb

Country Profiles offers succinct overviews and resources for each country’s legal history, institutional structures, and legal status of Islamic law (sharīʿa). Project Lead: Aslihan Bulut

The Islamic Law Teaching Project houses collections of syllabi and other teaching material for Islamic law courses taught primarily in law schools of the US and UK. Project Lead: Intisar Rabb



Islamic law collections hosted by and produced with the support of SHARIAsource staff and editors.

The Nigeria Papers are a collection of legislative and judicial materials on criminal law from the Sharīʿa courts of Northern Nigeria, compiled by a team of Nigerian and US lawyers and scholars. Lead Editor: Philip Ostien. [coming soon]


FURTHER RESOURCES: editors' picks

A curated list of resources on Islamic law and legal history (and citations guides), authored by individual SHARIAsource editors or picked by our senior editors to feature.

The Indigo Book is a citation manual published by Public Resource, Inc., that provides an "open and compatible implementation of a uniform system of citation." It is open source / public domain and unaffiliated with The Bluebook® A Uniform System of Citation®.

The Islamic Bioethics Project at Georgetown University in Qatar combines materials at the intersection of bioethics and Islamic law, and includes a database on Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics with resources from a broad spectrum of Islamic literature on biomedical ethics.