History Speaks EP5 – Law, Education, Ethics: Tazeen Ali with Aria Nakissa



In this episode of History Speaks, Tazeen Ali speaks with Aria Nakissa about his recent book, The Anthropology of Islamic Law: Education, Ethics, and Legal Interpretation at Egypt’s al-Azhar (Oxford University Press, 2019). They discuss shifting pedagogical approaches to Islamic education, modes of reading religious texts, and the relationships between knowledge and ethics in Islamic law and more broadly in both religious and secular educational settings.

Aria Nakissa

Aria Nakissa is a scholar of law and religion in Muslim societies and assistant professor of Islamic Studies and Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. He holds a PhD and an MA in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an MA in Islamic Law from the International Islamic University in Malaysia. He is the author of The Anthropology of Islamic Law: Education, Ethics, and Legal Interpretation at Egypt’s al-Azhar published in 2019 with Oxford University Press.

Tazeen M. Ali

 

 

 

Tazeen M. Ali is a scholar of Islam and gender in the United States and assistant professor at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a PhD in Religious Studies from Boston University and an MA in Islamic Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of The Women’s Mosque of America: Authority & Community in US Islam, forthcoming in November 2022 with New York University Press.

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The past, present, and future are intimately bound to one another. In short, history matters. History Speaks situates the Islamic intellectual tradition within its socio-political context and connects it to pertinent issues today. Join Saadia Yacoob as she speaks with Islamic studies scholars about their work on gender, Iaw, and theology in the Islamic tradition. In each episode we move across different time periods and regions to discuss how aspects of Islamic history speak to concerns today.

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