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Courts, Colonialism, and Islamic Law in Africa

Courts, Colonialism, and Islamic Law in Africa

Etty Terem, Associate Professor, Rhodes College, “The New Mi`yar of al-Wazzani: Redefining Islamic Orthodoxy and the Making of Modern Morocco”

Ismail Warscheid, Research Fellow CNRS, “A West African Approach to Islamic Law? Sahelo Saharan Legal Writing in Post Classical Malikism”

Sarah Eltantawi, Assistant Professor, Comparative Religion and Islamic Studies. The Evergreen State College ”The influence of Northern Nigeria’s encounter with European colonialism on the development of Islamic law.”

Matthew Steele, PhD Student, Harvard University, “The Khalil and Commentary: Making of Legal Literary Canon in West Africa”

Panel chair: Zachary Wright, Northwestern University Qatar

Texts, Knowledge, and Practice: The Meaning of Scholarship in Muslim Africa website:
http://hds.harvard.edu/texts-knowledge-practice-africa

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