The Center of Islamic Studies at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom has announced a new fellowship in Islamic jurisprudence in honor of Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. The new fellowship will contribute significantly to the development of studies and scientific research at Oxford to help create a better understanding of the Islamic world. Its first recipient is Dr. Hussein Hasan, a lecturer in law at Mansfield College at Oxford, who specializes in contract theory as well as in comparative studies between Islamic jurisprudence and civil law. His book, The Law of Contract: A Comparative Study, is soon to be published. The Oxford Center of Islamic Studies was established in 1985 as an affiliate to Oxford University with the objective of promoting a better understanding of Islam and the Muslim world through teaching, research, seminars and conferences.