Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Islamic Jurisprudence, May 7, 2008 deadline for student publication 1/1/06-1/31/08

Ibrahim Shihata Prize

For outstanding student writing on Islamic law and related legal developments in the Muslim World

Competition Guidelines
Ì Eligibility for 2008 WFLS Shihata Prize
¨ The WFLS Shihata Prize is awarded through an open competition.
¨ Each author candidate may submit one article or note addressing a topic of Islamic jurisprudence or related legal development in the Muslim World.
¨ The work submitted must have been authored by a student and published in English in an academic journal in the United States or Canada during the 25-month period between January 1, 2006 and January 31, 2008. (Proof of publication required.)
¨ Journals may enter submissions on behalf of individual author candidates whose work they have published.
Ì Submission Deadline
¨ May 7, 2008
Ì Procedures
¨ Electronic submissions (preferred) may be sent to (To help avoid the risk of capacity-based e-mail rejections by our internet service provider, journals are encouraged to avoid making last minute electronic submissions.)
¨ Contact information for submitting journal should be included in text of e-mail transmission and not attached file.
¨ Mail-in submissions: Cover letter from submitting journal and 5 copies of submission may be mailed not later than submission deadline to WFLS, Shihata Competition, PO Box 66542, Washington Square, Washington, DC 20035.
¨ Submissions (electronic or hard copy) must be in publication format, i.e. submissions should be formatted in a manner similar to that appearing in the published journal, with the exception that references to the name of the journal, author, or other potential identifier information be removed.
¨ Proof of publication may consist of availability on Lexis or Westlaw (provide cite), a hard copy of journal cover and table of contents, or other sufficient proof.

For Further Information or Questions Contact: WFLS/Shihata Competition at 703 994 0666.


Image source: wikipedia; found in article on Islamic Turkish, Iranian, and Indian Empires (1030-1918). Nine hundred years, three cultures, all in four paragraphs ... hmmm. For more scholarly treatment, see e.g., the Journal of Islamic Law and Culture (Arkansas) (formerly at Depaul as Journal of Islamic Law and Culture).