The Harvard Law and Religion Lecture Series presents
Muhammad Qasim Zaman
Professor in the department of Religion and Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
Muhammad Qasim Zaman is a professor in the department of Religion and Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He has written on the relationship between religious and political institutions in medieval and modern Islam, on social and legal thought in the modern Muslim world, on institutions and traditions of learning in Islam, and on the flow of ideas between South Asia and the Arab Middle East. He is the author of Religion and Politics under the Early Abbasids (1997), The Ulama in Contemporary Islam: Custodians of Change (2002), Ashraf Ali Thanawi: Islam in Modern South Asia (2008), and Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age: Religious Authority and Internal Criticism (2012). With Robert W. Hefner, he is also the co-editor of Schooling Islam: The Culture and Politics of Modern Muslim Education (2007); with Roxanne L. Euben, of Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought (2009); and, as associate editor, with Gerhard Bowering et al., of the Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought (2013). Among his current projects is a book on Islam in Pakistan as well as a study of South Asia and the wider Muslim world in the eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries.
Co-sponsors: Committee on the Study of Religion; Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish & Israeli Law and the Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law & Social Change; Center for Middle Eastern Studies
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