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Breaking the Law: Criticizing the Modern Study of Islamic Law

Breaking the Law: Criticizing the Modern Study of Islamic Law

MRB March 28, 2017 1

Joseph Lowry on Lena Salaymeh’s The Beginnings of Islamic Law Historical understanding is never achieved from an unsituated vantage point, and an inescapable feature of our situatedness as scholars is that the distribution of

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The Spirit of Yoruba Liberalism

The Spirit of Yoruba Liberalism

MRB February 16, 2017 0

Ebenezer Obadare on J.D.Y. Peel’s Christianity, Islam, and Orisa Religion For three days in June last year, some students of Baptist High School, Adeeke, in Iwo, Nigeria, presented themselves at school in all manner

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First Impressions #101: Deepa Iyer on Shaping a Multiracial Future in the U.S.

First Impressions #101: Deepa Iyer on Shaping a Multiracial Future in the U.S.

Kristian Petersen January 3, 2017 0

Racial anxiety, bigotry, and anti-immigrant sentiment has escalated in post 9/11 America but that history is often forgotten or ignored. Kristian Petersen talks with Deepa Iyer, Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion,

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On Islam, Liberalism, and <i>Islam in Liberalism</i> – by Kathleen Foody

On Islam, Liberalism, and Islam in Liberalism – by Kathleen Foody

Kathleen Foody December 26, 2016 0

Kathleen Foody on Joseph Massad’s Islam in Liberalism In 1981, Edward Said asked whether “Islam [is] in the end useful as a notion, or does it hide, distort, deflect, and ideologize more than it

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First Impressions #98: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer on Race, Hip Hop, and Muslim Cool

First Impressions #98: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer on Race, Hip Hop, and Muslim Cool

David M. Krueger December 6, 2016 0

African American culture plays a critical role in the construction Muslim American identity. Dave Krueger speaks with Su’ad Abdul Khabeer about her new book Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United

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First Impressions # 94: Claire Chambers on Britain Through Muslim Literary Representations

First Impressions # 94: Claire Chambers on Britain Through Muslim Literary Representations

Kristian Petersen October 18, 2016 0

What does Britain look like from the perspective of Muslims across the eighteenth century until today? Kristian Petersen talks with Claire Chambers, Lecturer in Global Literature at the University of York, about her new

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Amr al-Azm on the Syrian Civil War

Amr al-Azm on the Syrian Civil War

Sarah Eltantawi September 27, 2016 0

How did the conflict in Syria begin? What does the future hold for the Syrian people? In this wide-ranging interview, Sarah Eltantawi speaks with Syrian intellectual, political commentator, and member of the Syrian opposition,

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Jews and Muslims in France: Rethinking a History of Conflict, Colonialism, and Coexistence – by Rachel Eva Schley

Jews and Muslims in France: Rethinking a History of Conflict, Colonialism, and Coexistence – by Rachel Eva Schley

Rachel Schley September 10, 2016 0

Rachel Schley on Ethan B. Katz’s The Burdens of Brotherhood For well over a decade there has been an active debate about the increasingly vexed state of Jewish-Muslim relations in France. Since 2000, with

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An Androcentric Discipline? The Gender Troubles of Qur’anic Exegesis – by Ali Altaf Mian

An Androcentric Discipline? The Gender Troubles of Qur’anic Exegesis – by Ali Altaf Mian

Ali Altaf Mian September 10, 2016 0

Ali Altaf Mian on Karen Bauer’s Gender Hierarchy in the Qur’an Gender is a widely debated topic in contemporary Islam. Many Muslims, and some non-Muslims as well, find mixed messages about gender equality in

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The Interpretative Pivot: Hermeneutics and the Contemporary Decline of Islamic Pluralism – by Peter Gottschalk

The Interpretative Pivot: Hermeneutics and the Contemporary Decline of Islamic Pluralism – by Peter Gottschalk

Peter Gottschalk August 26, 2016 0

The sixth essay in a forum on Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam? In the penultimate chapter – “Applications and Implications: Coherent Contradiction, Exploration, Diffusion, Form and Meaning, Modern” – of his precisely argued and wide-ranging

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