REL 381 Shari’a Justice: Visions of Rights and Responsibilities in Islam

This course will study different understandings of justice through the lens of historical and modern Muslim traditions. We will specifically explore how the concept of the shari’a shapes the discourse and diverse practices of justice (both legal and ethical) in Muslim societies, past and present. Special attention will be paid to issues of race, class, and gender and how those markers impact the realization of justice within Islamic thought.