Re-examining the place of textuality in Islamic Studies

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Mohannad Abusarah

November 3, 2021

Through a reading of several Muslim reformers from the 19th and 20th centuries, this article investigates the influence that historical narratives have on the reading of the self, identity of the other, the status of one's tradition, and one's future.

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.

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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Nukhet Varlik

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Sara Ameri

July 18, 2021

On this pandemic-related episode, Professor Varlik discusses why it is now essential to study historical plagues and epidemic diseases from a global rather than a Eurocentric perspective.

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.
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Suzanne Conklin Akbari

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Anver Emon

February 17, 2021

Professor Suzanne Conklin Akbari discusses the different ways that Islamic texts have been read traditionally and how these practices change the way we approach Islamic Studies as a field.
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Haytham Bahoora

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Anver Emon

February 16, 2021

Professor Haytham Bahoora discusses the shift in modern Arabic literature as a result of the Nahda, and its consequences on modern reading practices.