Lecture at Nahdlatul Ulama Yogyakarta: الهرمنيوطيقا الفقهية عند الإمام الشافعي

On March 31, 2013, I was invited by Dr. Sahiron Syamsuddin to present this lecture on the legal hermeneutics of al‑Shāfiʿī to a meeting of the regional office of the Indonesian scholarly organization Nahdlatul Ulama (Pengurus Wilayah Nahdlatul Ulama Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This was my first academic paper delivered in Arabic, and I am grateful to Pak Sahiron and the scholars of Nadhlatul Ulama for their warm hospitality and their kind generosity toward my ideas and poor Arabic.

David R. Vishanoff. “Al‑hirminyūṭīqā al‑fiqhiyya ʿinda al‑Imām al‑Shāfiʿī” (The Legal Hermeneutics of al‑Imām al‑Shāfiʿī). Pengurus Wilayah Nahdlatul Ulama Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia, March 31, 2013.

The paper was subsequently published in the International Journal of Pesantren Studies.

Five Classical Approaches to the Qur’an

During my Fulbright semester teaching at the State Islamic University (UIN Sunan Kalijaga) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia I presented a paper (and some rather amusing slides) to a conference on “Approaches to the Study of the Quran” put on by a student group, the Community of Santri Scholars of Ministry of Religious Affairs:

“Five Classical Approaches to the Qur’an.” Plenary address at conference “Approaches to the Study of the Quran,” Community of Santri Scholars of Ministry of Religious Affairs, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, February 24, 2013.

Here is a pdf of the paper, and here are the PowerPoint slides.

The conference center at UIN Sunan Kalijaga: