SHARIAsource is a new initiative of Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program, in collaboration with ACU’s Institute for Religion, Politics & Society, that will provide an online portal of credible resources and analysis on Islamic law.
SHARIAsource aims to be the go-to site for researchers, journalists, and policymakers, as well as generally interested readers seeking to grasp the basics and the complexities of Islamic law—a frequently recurring topic in news and policy circles. The portal will accomplish this goal by collecting primary sources (cases, legislation, and fatwas) about Islamic law, and offering credible, scholarly analysis about them. The analysis will come from recognized leading Islamic law experts globally.
This database, which is freely accessible, allows users to search using different filters, including themes, geographic regions, historical eras, and document types. SHARIAsource will draw on the convening power and resources at Harvard and collaborating institutions such as ACU, and offer the added value of curation, organization, and dissemination through a logical platform that links the collation of academic resources to the ability to communicate them to a wider audience.