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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Adil Mawani

September 13, 2021

This article explores early Urdu travel writing, its development, and how it became a controversial and highly sought after genre by readers.

Mohammad Fadel


Anver Emon

September 7, 2021

Special edition podcast where Professor Emon and Professor Fadel discuss their early academic lives and their current approaches to Islamic law and legal studies.

Sara Ameri

August 20, 2021

This article begins a comparative analysis of two medieval heretics from the Islamic and Christian traditions in order to foreground the political dimension of heretical condemnations.
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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