"Joseph Schacht Revisited"
This workshop is not open to the public.
Saturday, April 5
Jonathan Brown (University of Washington), “Critical Rigor vs. Juridical Pragmatism: How Legal Theorists and Hadith Scholars Approached the Backgrowth of Isnads in the Genre of ‘Ilal al-Hadith”
Amr Osman (Princeton University), “The Ahl al-Ray and the Ahl al-Hadith Revisited”
Scott Lucas (University of Arizona), “Who Are the Traditionists and What Are Their Principles? Evidence from the Musannaf of Ibn Abi Shayba”
Ahmed El Shamsy (Harvard University), “Law As Tradition in the Ancient Legal Schools”
Aaron Spevack (Boston University), “Disconnection and Doubt: Revisiting Schacht’s Theories of Origins, Authenticity, and Ijtihad”
Guest Presentation, by David S. Powers (Cornell University), “Bibliothèque Nationale de France 328a: The Birth Hour of Islamic Law”
Intisar Rabb (Princeton University), “Legal Maxims in Early Islamic Law: Maxims as Substantive Canons of Construction”
Mairaj Syed (Princeton University), “Challenging Schacht’s Methodology of Determining the ‘Legal,’ the ‘Rational,’ and the ‘Moral’: Reinterpreting Ghazali’s Account of the Husn/Qubh Dispute”
4:15—5:30 General Discussion