Research Guides

Columbia Law Islamic Law Research Guide
Columbia University
Globalex: Religious Legal Systems: A Brief Guide to Research and Its Role in Comparative Law
By Marylin Johnson Raisch
HLL : Middle Eastern law: Research Resources
Harvard Law Library
LC Guide - Laws Criminalizing Apostasy
This report surveys the apostasy laws of twenty-three countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia and primarily focuses on jurisdictions that make apostasy, or renouncing one’s religion, a capital offense. However, several countries that have adopted broadly-defined laws on blasphemy and insult to religion, which could potentially be used to prosecute persons for apostasy, have also been included, as well as one country that expressly prohibits extrajudicial punishment for allegations of apostasy.
LC's Guide to Personal Status Laws in Selected Arab Jurisdictions
The guide identifies personal status laws and related materials in a number of Arab countries, including Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Syria, and Tunisia, as well as the personal status law applicable in those territories that are governed by the Palestinian Authority. Many of these laws are primarily based on Islamic law.
LLRX Finding the law: Islamic Law (Sharia)
By Andrew Grossman, Published on August 1, 2002
Peace Palace Library Islamic Law Research guide
U Wash Gallagher Law Library: Islamic Law Resources at the Gallagher Law Library
University of Washington - Gallagher Law Library