What is Sharia? Governance and the Rule of Law | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


What is Sharia? Governance and the Rule of Law


The lecture will be held in English with live Arabic interpretation.

This lecture introduces the main constitutional features of Islamic governance, taken from the viewpoint of structural history. It intends to map out the functioning of legislative, judicial, and executive powers, and discuss their relationships to each other. Explore the roots of constitutional issues in both liberal democracies and governments inspired by their models and discover insights that shed light on the complexities of governance in our modern world.

This is the third and final lecture of the “What is Sharia?” public lecture series, which comprises three separate lectures that each explore an aspect of Sharia that informs the fields of legal knowledge and practice, and from which comparative and critical insights are drawn.

Watch the recording of the session here.