Our Mission

islawmix aims to add academic context and nuance to the increasing number of stories about Islam and Muslims in the news.

islawmix focuses on Islamic law because of law’s centrality to Islam. Because Muslims often take cues from, or justify their actions in terms of, law, the answers to questions that appear to be about culture and theology frequently lie in competing interpretations of Islamic law.

islawmix was incubated at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University from 2011-2013.