AUI Produces al-Muwatta, the Royal Moroccan Edition, the First Authoritative English Ed.
Al Akhawayn University signed an agreement on December 13, 2012 with the Moroccan Ministry of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs to supervise and produce the translation of Al-Muwatta, the first written collection of hadith on Muslim law. The book was published in the Harvard Series in Islamic Law 8 In November 2019. On December 9, 2019, the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard hosted a launch party for the official release of the project: al-Muwaṭṭaʾ, the Royal Moroccan Edition: The Recension of Yaḥyā Ibn Yaḥyā al-Laythī Mālik b. Anas.
The book was edited by Dr. Mohammad Fadel, Professor of Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Dr. Connell Monette, Former Associate Professor of Religion at Al Akhawayn University. al-Muwaṭṭaʾ was translated into English by Dr. Ali Azeriah from Al Akhawayn University, and Dr. Mohamed Ouakrim from Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University in Fès.