Sarra Tlili presents “Animals Would Follow Shafi’ism” at the Fifth Annual Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Conference at Harvard University, held on April 5-6, 2013. The theme of the conference is “Communities Like You: Animals and Islam.” To learn more, visit: islamicstudies.harvard.edu/conferences/
Dr. Tlili is a scholar of Arab and Islamic studies, and is the author of Animals in the Qur’an (2012). She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization. Her primary research interests are stylistics of the Qur’an, animals in Islam, and Arabic literature. Among the courses she has taught are The Qur’an as Literature and Sustainability in Arabic Texts.