Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 3:00 pm

If you find yourself in or around London this week, please join LAL for an afternoon of discussion featuring Devin Stewart, editor and translator of our recent volume Disagreements of the Jurists, who will be presenting a lecture on the prominent Fatimid jurist Al-Qādī al-Nuʿmān and his prolific contributions to the field of Islamic legal theory. In conversation with LAL Executive Editors James Montgomery and Shawkat Toorawa, Professor Stewart will broach al-Nuʿmān’s consequential Manual of Islamic Legal Theory (Ikhtilāf uṣūl al-madhāhib), a commentary on early debates in Islamic jurisprudence, at The Institute of Ismaili Studies this Thursday, April 23, at 16:30. More details about the public event can be found here.

For a preview of some of the topics involved, or if you won’t be able to make it in person, be sure to check out Stewart’s recent interview on our blog, in which he touches on why this book is important in understanding Islamic legal traditions and the Fatimid Empire, why medieval scholars thought it was classier not to cite their sources, and why a minority tradition would feel the need to conform to the shape of the majority.

We hope to see you there!

Chip Rossetti
Managing Editor, Library of Arabic Literature