The Abd al-Razzaq al-Sanhuri Lecture Series on Legal Interpretation in the Muslim World


Tuesday, May 1, 2007
First Lecture by Dr. Adel Omar Sherif (Deputy Chief Justice, Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt), entitled "The Influence of Sanhuri's Teachings on the Constitutional Judiciary in Egypt."

Thursday, November 8, 2007
Second Lecture by Prof. Hossein Modarressi (Bayard Dodge Professor of Near East Studies & Professor of Islamic Law, Princeton University,) entitled "Qur'an as a Legal Document: Tradition vs. Modernism."

Thursday, April 10, 2008
Third Lecture by Dr. Saadia Belmir (Counselor of the Moroccan Minister of Justice), entitled "The Legal Situation of Immigrants: Between Territorial and Personal Law (the Case of Personal Status Law)."

Thursday, November 6, 2008
Fourth Lecture by The Honorable Abdul Hamid Mohamad (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Malaysia), entitled "Harmonization of Shariah and Common Law in Malaysia: A Practical Approach."

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 and Thursday, November 12, 2009
Fifth lecture by Prof. Badria Al-Awadhi (Director of the Arab Center for Environmental Law, and former Dean of the Law School at the University of Kuwait), held in two parts. The general theme was recent developments in family law in Arab countries. Tuesday lecture, "An In-Depth Study of the GCC Personal Status Law." Thursday lecture, "Selected Progressive Issues in the Arab Family Codes."

Monday, April 18, 2011
Sixth lecture by H. E. Dr. Ibrahim Najjar (former Justice Minister of Lebanon and Professor of Law at St. Joseph University, Beirut), entitled "Shari‘a and Civil Law in Lebanon: A Legal Dialogue."

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Seventh lecture by Prof. Zaleha Kamaruddin (Rector, International Islamic University Malaysia), entitled "The Islamic Legal System and the Quest for Transformation in the 21st Century."

Monday, November 12, 2012
Eighth lecture by Mr. Muhammad Jamiruddin Sircar (Former Speaker, Bangladesh Parliament), entitled "Shari'ah and the Law in Bangladesh: Understanding the Critical Conjunctions and Disjunctions."