Intisar Rabb, Editor-in-Chief, Senior Scholar, Harvard Law School

Intisar Rabb

Intisar Rabb

Intisar A. Rabb–founding Editor-in-Chief of SHARIAsource–is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a director of its Islamic Legal Studies Program. She also holds a joint appointment as a Professor of History at Harvard University and as a Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She has published on Islamic law in historical and modern contexts, including the book, Doubt in Islamic Law (Cambridge University Press 2015), two edited volumes, Law and Tradition in Classical Islamic Thought (with Michael Cook et al., Palgrave 2013) and Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts (with Abigail Balbale, ILSP / Harvard University Press 2017), and numerous articles on Islamic constitutionalism, Islamic legal canons, and on the early history of the Qur'an text. She received a BA from Georgetown University, a JD from Yale Law School, and an MA and PhD from Princeton University. She has conducted research in Egypt, Iran, Syria, and elsewhere.


Islamic Law in U.S. Courts

The Islamic Law in U.S. Courts project looks at American cases in which issues of Muslim law played a central role. 

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Book Lists and Reviews

The following is a list of recently published books on Islamic law (in English) for the year 2017. Included works deal either with Islamic law generally, or specific areas of it, such as Islamic legal history, Islamic constitutionalism, the... View Project

Online Companion to Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts, ed. Intisar Rabb & Abigail Balbale (Harvard Series in Islamic Law, Harvard University Press 2017)
Intisar A. Rabb and Abigail Krasner Balbale, eds. Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts. Cambridge: Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School & Harvard University Press, 2017.
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Islamic Law Teaching Project

This project was designed to collect and share access to Islamic law syllabi and teaching materials, including cases, multimedia resources, and tools for pedagogy in digital Islamic law and humanities. With a primary target audience of U.S. law... View Project

Online companion to the Journal of Islamic Law Forum on Brunei's Criminal Law Code [Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Spring 2020)]

This first issue of Harvard Law School’s Journal in Islamic Law Forum focuses on a new development in Islamic legislation that has... View Project

Islamic Law in the Age of Colonialism

The Harvard Law Library is pleased to make available a collection of legal writings, compendiums, and related studies commissioned by, or in relation to,... View Project