Intisar A. Rabb

Professor of Law

Director, Islamic Legal Studies Program

Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Harvard University Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Professor of History, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Griswold 402

617-496-9576

Assistant: Ashley Fournier / 617-495-7653

Representative Publications

Bibliography


Books
Rabb, Intisar A. Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law, Cambridge Series in Islamic Civilisation (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015).
Law and Tradition in Classical Islamic Thought ( Intisar A. Rabb, Michael Cook, Najam Haider & Asma Sayeed eds., Palgrave MacMillan 2013).

Shorter Works in Collection
Rabb, Intisar A. "Society and Propriety: The Cultural Construction of Defamation and Blasphemy as Crimes in Islamic Law" in Accusations of Unbelief in Islam: A Diachronic Perspective on Takfir 434 (Sabine Schmidtke et al. eds., Brill, 2016).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Damages" in Encyclopedia of Islam, Three (David Powers et al. eds., Brill, forthcoming 2016).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Islamic Legal Minimalism: Lawmaking and Legal Maxims When Jurists Disappear" in Law and Governance in Classical Islamic Thought 145 (Michael Cook et al. eds., Palgrave, 2013).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Police" in Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought 427 (G. Böwering et al. eds., Princeton Univ. Press, 2013).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Governance (al-Siyāsa al-Sharʿiyya)" in Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought 197 (G. Böwering et al. eds., Princeton Univ. Press, 2013).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Negotiating Speech in Islamic Law and Politics: Flipped Traditions of Expression" in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law 144 (Anver Emon, Mark Ellis & Benjamin Glahn eds., Oxford Univ. Press, 2012).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Law: Courts" in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World 3:413 (John Esposito ed., Oxford Univ. Press, 2009).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Law: Civil Law" in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World 3:410 (John Esposito ed., Oxford Univ. Press, 2009).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Ijtihād [Islamic Jurisprudence]" in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World 2:522 (John Esposito ed., Oxford Univ. Press, 2009).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Fiqh [Islamic Law Doctrine]" in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World 2:255 (John Esposito ed., Oxford Univ. Press, 2009).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Administrative Decrees of the Political Authorities (Qanun): The Mamluk Period" in Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History 1:33 (Stanley Katz et al. eds., Oxford Univ. Press, 2009).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Marriage: Islamic" in Routledge Encyclopedia of Medieval Islamic Civilization (Josef Meri ed., Routledge, 2005).

Articles in a Periodical
Rabb, Intisar A. "Against Kadijustiz: On the Negative Citation of Foreign Law," 48 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 343 (2015).
Rabb, Intisar A. "“Reasonable Doubt” in Islamic Law," 40 Yale J. Int'l L. 41 (2015).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Internal Reform of Islamic Family Law through Evolving Standards of Religion," JOTWELL, Sept. 13, 2013 (reviewing John Hursh, 27 Berkeley J. Gender L. & Just. 252 (2012), "Advancing Women’s Rights Through Islamic Law: The Example of Morocco" ).
Full text: WWW
Rabb, Intisar A. "The Least Religious Branch? The New Islamic Constitutionalism after the Arab Spring," 17 UCLA J. Int'l L. & Foreign Aff. 75 (2013).
Rabb, Intisar A. "The Islamic Rule of Lenity," 44 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 1299 (2011).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Islamic Legal Maxims as Substantive Canons of Construction: Ḥudūd Avoidance in Cases of Doubt," 17 J. Islamic L. & Soc. 63 (2010).
Rabb, Intisar A. "We the Jurists': Islamic Constitutionalism in Iraq," 10 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 527 (2008).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Non-Canonical Readings of the Qurʾān: Recognition & Authenticity," 8 J. Qurʾānic Stud. 84 (2006).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Review," 30 Yale J. Int'l L. 343 (2005) (reviewing Muḥammad Bāqir aṣ-Ṣadr auth., Roy Mottahedeh trans., Oxford: Oneworld, Lessons in Islamic Jurisprudence (2003)).
Rabb, Intisar A. "Review," 27 Yale J. Int'l L. 233 (2002) (reviewing Isfahan Merali & Valerie Oosterveld eds., Univ. Pa. Press, Giving Meaning to Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2001)).

Works in Progress
Rabb, Intisar A. Qadi Justice: Courts and the Administration of Justice in Early Islamic Law and Society (2017).
(Under contract, Cambridge Univ. Press)

Representative Publications

Griswold 402

617-496-9576

Assistant: Ashley Fournier / 617-495-7653