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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Farah El-Sharif

August 12, 2022

The Tijāniyya is a Sufi order found in West Africa. Farah El-Sharif analyzes one of the most important Tijānī theorizations of this doctrine, Ḥajj ʿUmar Futi Tāl's "Kitāb al-Rimāḥ".
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Youcef Soufi

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Sunera Thobani

June 28, 2022

Dr. Thobani recounts the historical constructions of Muslims and the West through an critical engagement with postcolonial theorists, race theory, feminism, and queer theory.
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Mohannad Abusarah

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Suzanne Marchand

June 1, 2022

Professor Marchand discusses German Orientalism and their approaches, with a special focus on philology. In the discussion, Dr. Marchand explains the meaning of philology and the reason why German orientalists paid attention to it.
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Principle Investigators

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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