A Question of Relative Need: British Colonial Legal Limitations of the Islamic Concept of Charity in Southeast Asia

Dr.  Nurfadzilah Yahaya (Mark Steinberg Weil Early Career Fellow, Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, Washington University, St. Louis) will lecture on “A Question of Relative Need: British Colonial Legal Limitations of the Islamic Concept of Charity in Southeast Asia.”

Dr. Yahaya studies the social history of Muslim diasporas based in Southeast Asia and across the Indian Ocean. She received her PhD from Princeton University in 2012. Her dissertation, Courting Jurisdictions: Colonial Administration of Islamic Law Pertaining to Arabs in the British Straits Settlements and the Netherlands East Indies, 1860–1941 explores the legal lives of Arabs merchants during the colonial period.

Organized by the Harvard University Asia Center and Co-sponsored with ILSP and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program.

Thursday, October 9, 4:00 pm
S153, 1st Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.