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Join a lunchtime lecture with Sohaira Siddiqui, Policy Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: SHARIAsource and an Assistant Professor of Theology and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar.
Lunch will be provided.
The Transformation of Anglo-Muhammadan Law: Muslims on British Benches
Professor Siddique will talk about the rise and implementation of Anglo-Muhammadan law in British India. Most characterizations of Anglo-Muhammadan law depict it as a colonial legal project that displaced Islamic law and its institutions of authority. While this is largely accurate, the dynamics between Islamic law, Anglo-Muhammadan Law and British law were altered with the appointment of Indian Muslims as High Court judges. This talk will look at these shifting dynamics after the appointment of Justice Syed Mahmood, the first Muslim to be appointed as a High Court judge.
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