The design of this project is qualitative, interpretative, and interactive. 


We envision our team as an interdisicplinary intellectual "studio" working collaboratively toward the common creative goal of illuminating the stories of shari'a in America. Shari'a Revoiced documents how Muslim activists, professionals, feminists, lawyers, students, social workers and other cultural brokers produce local forms of Islamic knowledge.


Our project design is based on primary research. It does not set out to adopt or promote any view or interpretation of Islam, religion, or law. Rather, we uncover the diverse range of contemporary stories of shari'a from the lived experiences of Muslims in California.


Findings will be disseminated through three public translations:





Together, these components of Shari'a Revoiced reveal the complex contemporary functions and lived experiences of Islamic law in the United States.