Anver Emon

Canada Research Chair in Religion, Pluralism and the Rule of Law

Tier 2 - 2015-01-01
Renewed: 2020-01-01
University of Toronto
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Research involves

Studying pre-modern and modern Islamic law, governance and legality, and religion and reason.

Research relevance

This research will lead to a deeper understanding of Islam and Islamic law—inside and outside the Muslim world—as it relates to law, governance, and institutional development.

Informing debates on Islamic law

Dr. Anver Emon, Canada Research Chair in Islamic Law and History, researches Islamic legal history to reflect on the deployment of Islamic law in the past and the present across different regions. The study of Islamic law has taken on new significance in recent years.

Through innovative detailed analysis, his and his team’s studies will aggregate debates on a variety of legal issues to better appreciate the implicit politics and contingency in the production of legal knowledge in Islamic law. The study will inform contemporary debates on Islamic law today and will influence how we teach law in a legally pluralist world.