Intisar A. Rabb

Harvard Law School

Visiting Professor of Law (2012-2013)

1525 Massachusetts Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/index.html?id=1054

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

8

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Scholarly Papers (8)

1.

Islamic Legal Maxims as Substantive Canons of Construction: Ḥudūd-Avoidance in Cases of Doubt

Islamic Law and Society, Vol. 17, pp. 63-125, 2010, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 199
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 03 Jul 2010
Intisar A. Rabb
Harvard Law School
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ambiguity, doubt, criminal law, ḥadīth, ḥudūd, interpretation, legal maxims, lenity, qawāʿid fiqhiyya, shubha/shubahāt

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'We the Jurists': Islamic Constitutionalism in Iraq

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 10, No. 3, p. 527, March 2008, Islamic Law and Law of the Muslim World Paper No. 08-48
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 30 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2011
Intisar A. Rabb
Harvard Law School
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Islamic law, Islamic constitutionalism, democracy, legislation, religion

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Against Kadijustiz: On the Negative Citation of Foreign Law

Suffolk University Law Review, Vol. XLVIII, No. 343, 2015, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 15-11
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 May 2015 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2015
Intisar A. Rabb
Harvard Law School
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qadi, Islamic law, judicial procedure, citation of foreign law, comparative law, legal reasoning, interpretation, pathetic argument, statutory interpretation, constitutional law

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Islamic Legal Minimalism: Legal Maxims and Lawmaking When Jurists Disappear

Law and Tradition in Classical Islamic Thought, Michael Cook, Najam Haider, Asma Sayeed, and Intisar Rabb, eds. (New York: Palgrave, 2013)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Jun 2014
Intisar A. Rabb
Harvard Law School
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Islamic legal minimalism, Islamic law, Juwayni, jurisprudence

The Curious Case of Bughaybigha, 661–883: Land and Leadership in Early Islamic Societies

Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts, Edited by Intisar A. Rabb and Abigail Krasner Balbale (2017); ISBN 9780674984219
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 30 Nov 2017
Intisar A. Rabb
Harvard Law School
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Islamic law, property, legal canons, legal maxims, 'Ali, 'Abbasid, early Islamic courts, interpretation

The Curious Case of Bughaybigha, 661–883: Land and Leadership in Early Islamic Societies

Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts, 2017
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 Aug 2019
Intisar A. Rabb
Harvard Law School
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Conscience Claims in Islamic Law

Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights, and the Prospects for Common Ground, 2019, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 19-40
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 31 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2019
Intisar A. Rabb
Harvard Law School
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fatwa, religious exemption, first amendment, Islamic law, shari'a, interpretation, comparative law, gender, equality, civil rights

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The Appellate Rule of Lenity

Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol 131 No 8, 2018
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 Jul 2019
Intisar A. Rabb
Harvard Law School
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statutory interpretation, legal canons, criminal law, lenity, circuit courts, supreme court, precedent, interpretation

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'Reasonable Doubt' in Islamic Law

Posted: 29 Nov 2017
Intisar A. Rabb
Harvard Law School

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Islamic Law, Doubt Canon, Criminal Law, Legal Maxims, Jurists, Jurisprudence, Interpretation, Hudud, Shubha, Islamic Legal History