Reading Muslims is a multi- and interdisciplinary conversation that re-examines the place of textuality in Islamic studies. Made up of a network of academics, scholars, and researchers, Reading Muslims aims to elevate our understanding of Islam, Muslims, and society.

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Zeinab Farokhi


Yasmin Jiwani


Faiza Hirji


Kenza Oumlil


Tanner Mirrlees

May 20, 2021

Launch of the special issue of the Journal of Islamophobia Studies.

Abdulla Majeed

May 19, 2021

This article looks at the work digital forms of textuality do, mainly Muqtada al-Sadr tweets, to trouble the category of "Islamic text" as it travels between the Islamic and not-so-Islamic.

Ali Usman Qasim


Aaisha Salman

May 6, 2021

Dr. Ali Usman Qasmi discusses how reading practices can both align with and contest ideals of Muslim citizenship fashioned by the post-colonial state.
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Principle Investigators


Anver Emon

Professor of Law and History
Canada Research Chair in Islamic Law & History
Director, Institute of Islamic Studies

Youcef Soufi

Research Fellow
Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto