November 06, 2022 Fellows Final question for MMDA reforms in Sri Lanka: Is the practice of polygamy Islamic?
It is vital to have a considered conversation about polygamy within Muslim communities of this country, says Visiting Fellow Ermiza Tegal.
January 31, 2022 Faith in the Law
In the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, led by Professor Kristen Stilt, innovation is fueled through its robust visiting fellow program and related programming, which attract both established and emerging scholars.
October 28, 2021 Palestinian Poet, Journalist Speaks About Violence and Law at Harvard Law School Event
Co-hosted by the Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, Program on Law & Society in the Muslim World and HLS Advocates for Human Rights, the talk’s location was moved to First Church in “solidarity with the Harvard Graduate Student Union strike,” which is scheduled to last until Friday.
August 17, 2021 Islamic family law reform – a question of interpretation
Wherever the legal systems of Islamic nations encounter reforms, these frequently start with family law. In these endeavours, preventing polygamy is just as much a goal as restricting the traditional right of a husband to unilaterally end a marriage through "repudiation divorce" (talaq).