Re-examining the place of textuality in Islamic 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.

Adil Mawani

April 11, 2021

How did colonialism in South Asia affect Islamic thought? This article explores the 1886 printing of the “Shah jo Risalo” and its unanticipated implications.

Rand Saleh al-Jumaily

April 11, 2021

A look at the Islamic separatism or sectarianism in the narratives concerning inter-communal conflict.

Khalidah Ali

March 17, 2021

A critical examination of media coverage of Muslim prayer apps and the government collection of user data framed within the new cyber-geography defined by surveillance capitalism.

Abdulla Majeed

March 17, 2021

This article considers more quotidian practices of reading by examining the work "Islamic" signs and posters do in the public sphere of a city like Jordan's capital, Amman.

Aaisha Salman

March 7, 2021

An examination of queering Islam through not only textual 'recovery' but through collectivity.

Joud Alkorani

February 25, 2021

A reflection upon how Muslim anthropologists are read in light of debates on positionality and 'native' anthropology.

Natasha Bakht

February 16, 2021

A more thoughtful and nuanced reading of niqab-wearing women.

Anver Emon


Youcef Soufi

February 15, 2021

A welcome message and introduction the Reading Muslims project and website.