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August, 2019

  • 23 August

    Shi’i Cosmopolitanisms in Africa: Lebanese Migration and Religious Conversion in Senegal

    Mara A. Leichtman, the writer of the book, offers an in-depth study of Shi‘i Islam in two very different communities in Senegal: the well-established Lebanese diaspora and Senegalese "converts" from Sunni to Shi‘i Islam of recent decades...

  • 23 August

    The Emergence of Modern Shi‘ism: Islamic Reform in Iraq and Iran+PDF

    This book specifically focuses on the origins and early development of the modern Usuli movement, a period that roughly spans the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries...

  • 12 August

    Book: Ashraf Ali Thanawi: Islam in Modern South Asia

    In this authoritative biography, Muhammad Qasim Zaman offers a comprehensive and highly accessible account of Thanawi's multifaceted career and thought, whilst also providing a...

  • 12 August

    Book: Gender, Governance and Islam

     The book “Gender, Governance and Islam” Analyses the links between gender and governance in contemporary Muslim majority countries and diaspora contexts. Following a period of rapid political change, both globally and in relation to the Middle East and South Asia, this collection sets new terms of reference for an analysis ...

  • 8 August

    Early Shi’i Thought: The Teachings of Imam Muhammad al-Baqi +PDF

    Using hitherto largely ignored Shi'i sources, Arzina R. Lalani explores Imam Muhammad al-Baqir's pivotal contributions to Islamic thought in its early formative period, contributions that were powerfully to affect developments in...

  • 6 August

    Mosques: The 100 Most Iconic Islamic Houses of Worship

    This book is the latest addition to the “Ultimate collection,” and is a journey though centuries and continents that brings readers to the threshold of 100 of the world’s most historically significant buildings that are home to worshippers of...

  • 4 August

    Shaykh Mufid by Tamima Bayhom-Daou

    The purpose of this book is to introduce the thought of an Imami Shiʻi scholar who lived and worked in Baghdad at the turn of the eleventh century and was the first of a line of scholars who helped establish a role for....

  • 3 August

    Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari‘ah in the Modern Age

    From laws against the implementation of Shari‘ah in the United States to anger about the role of Shari‘ah in Egypt’s new constitution, many people are confused about the meaning of Shari‘ah in Islam and...

  • 3 August

    Visions of Sharīʿa: Contemporary Discussions in Shī ͑ī Legal Theory

    In Visions of Sharīʿa Bhojani, De Rooij and Bohlander present the first broad examination of ways in which legal theory ( uṣūl al-fiqh) within Twelver Shīʿī thought continues to be a forum for vibrant debates regarding the assumptions, epistemology and hermeneutics of...

July, 2019

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