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Understanding Sharia - Perfect Past / Imperfect Present

1 September 2016 - 31 October 2018

Researcher: Professor Robert Gleave

Research partners:

Funding awarded: £313144

Sponsor(s): Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)

About the research

Understanding Shari’a: Past Present Imperfect Present; this two-year project (2016-2018) is funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area consortium as part of the “Uses of the Past” programme. It is a collaboration between the universities of Exeter, Gottingen, Bergen and Leiden, with a team of lead researchers and postdoctoral fellows in each centre. The project examines the ways in which the notion of a “perfect past” informs programmes of reform of the “imperfect present” in Islamic legal thinking. The postdoctoral research fellow on this project is Dr Sejad Meki.