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January, 2018

  • 10 January

    Book: Early Islamic Law in Basra in the 2nd/8th Century

    The manuscript of the has repeatedly attracted particular interest among modern scholars, as it raises questions concerning the early development of the Ibāḍī Basran community and the emergence of...

  • 9 January

    Constructing a Worldview: Al-Barqī’s Role in the Making of Early Shī‘ī Faith

    Based on the earliest Shīʽī sources extant, this book seeks to portray the worldview of the Shīʽa prior to the crystallization of their beliefs and doctrines...

  • 6 January

    Book: Hawza-yi ‘Ilmiyya, Shi‘i Teaching Institution

    The current volume is a translation of a series of article on the traditional system of Shia seminary sducation known as the hawza. After beginning with information about the hawza, the book begins by discussing the formative period of hawza in the early Islamic period and then traces the development of...

  • 4 January

    Book: Scriptural Polemics: The Qurʾān and Other Religions

    This volume is an important contribution to understanding the impact of the key polemical Qur’anic passages about Judaism and Christianity that shaped Muslim theology of the ‘other.’ Sirry’s meticulous reading of the Qur’anic commentaries to expound this theology is thoroughly grounded in both the classical as well as the modernist-reformist ...

  • 1 January

    Book: Ideas in Motion in Baghdad and Beyond

    This collection of papers, edited by Damien Janos, represents a significant milestone: Janos’ own paper is probably the most interesting article ever published on Abū Bisr Mattā, founder of the Baghdad school, and there are several important studies of Ibn ʿAdī as...

December, 2017

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