September 04, 2011

Hallaq, Wael Silver_nugget
[MDES W3923] Central Questions in Islamic Law

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Before taking this class I was under the impression that it is super hard, but it was not. Prof. Hallaq is such a great Professor. So organized, knowledgeable, funny, and not intimidating. He was very friendly and ready to answer any questions. The class make-up was interesting. Not as many Muslims as an earlier review indicated, but there were definitely a lot of JTS kids. I precisely remember one kid who always asked questions very offensive to Muslim Americans in particular, but who gives a flying fig newton? Very great class. Grading of the final paper was very easy. I got an A and my friend got an A+-- we never read or did anything besides the presentation

Workload:

About a 100 pages of reading a week. Sometimes he randomly calls on people to summarize the reading. I was never called on Presentation, really easy particularly if you have some idea about your reading
Final paper easily graded, I wrote about something random. I don't think it even related to Shar'ia law for the most part. haha