Wael Hallaq Awarded TÜBA Prize

Professor Wael B. Hallaq has been awarded the International TÜBA Prize for 2020. Hallaq, who made the opening speech of the 5th International Ibn Khaldun Symposium organized by IHU on 27-28 April 2019 and will also give a graduate course at the Alliance of Civilizations Institute (ACI) in the Spring Term of 2021, has been awarded the prize by the Turkish Academy of Science (TÜBA) in recognition of innovative and path-breaking scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences.


Prof. Hallaq awarded for the new insights he brought in the context of the criticism of Orientalism-Modernity.

TÜBA Awards, TÜBA Academy Prize, TÜBA-GEBİP (Outstanding Young Scientist) and TÜBA-TESEP (Scientific Authored Book), have been awarded to several scientists under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey. A total of four scientists in three categories, Social Sciences and Humanities, Health and Life Sciences, and Basic and Engineering Sciences, have been awarded in the 2020 TÜBA Academy Prizes, which is held by TÜBA within the scope of the mission of appreciation and encouragement of eminent scientists and is open to all scientists in the world.

Prof. Wael B. Hallaq from Columbia University has been awarded the 2020 TÜBA Academy Prize in the Social Sciences and Humanities for his works on Islamic law studies within the scope of Islamic jurisprudence history; especially analyses on issues such as ijtihad-fatwa-qada, the problem of authenticity, production of legal knowledge, the closure of the gate of ijtihad, and new insights brought on the critiques of orientalism-modernity.

For details about TÜBA Prize, see here.

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Opening Speech of Professor Wael B. Hallaq at the 5th International Ibn Khaldun Symposium:

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