Fri 6 - Sun 8 November 2015 | LUCIS 6th annual conference: Islamic Law and Ethics | Leiden University

The LUCIS 6th annual conference coincided with the 8th conference of the International Society for Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS) on the theme of “Islamic Law and Ethics” from Friday 6 until Sunday 8 November 2015. 

Islamic Law and Ethics

The theme of the conference was “Islamic Law and Ethics” with different aspects addressed by around 20 papers. Topics include: 

•   arenas of legal practice (courts, state institutions) and intellectual traditions in which Islamic legal thought and practice have been influenced by ethical concerns;

•   specific contexts and examples of how ethical norms have contributed to change and reform in Islamic law;

•   the distinctions between the spheres of law and of ethics, and how these play a role in Islamic legal theory and legal doctrine;

•   particular instances where the division in Islamic legal thought and practice between ethics and law has been reflected in the structure of legal systems (both of the present and the past).

ISILS brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of Islamic legal studies to share research, with its main activity being its triennial conference. In the past the conference has been held in Leiden, Amsterdam, Cambridge (MA), Mucia and Exeter. The most recent conference took place in 2012 in Ankara. Researchers can join ISILS through its website (


Please find the programme of the conference here or visit ISILS' website.

Laatst Gewijzigd: 24-11-2015