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Reconceptualization, Pre-Text, and Con-text – by Sajjad Rizvi

Reconceptualization, Pre-Text, and Con-text – by Sajjad Rizvi

Sajjad Rizvi August 25, 2016 0

The fifth essay in a forum on Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam? We use categories and concepts in order to communicate something to our peers, about our objects of inquiry and ideas, about the

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<i>What is Islam?</i> A Celebration and Defense of Contradiction Perplexity and Paradox – by Anna Bigelow

What is Islam? A Celebration and Defense of Contradiction Perplexity and Paradox – by Anna Bigelow

Anna Bigelow August 24, 2016 0

The fourth essay in a forum on Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam? If Shahab Ahmed were still with us to defend the complex and sometimes overblown prose in his heartbreaking work of staggering genius,

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The Problem with Being Islamic: Definitional and Theoretical Limits and Legacies – by Zareena Grewal

The Problem with Being Islamic: Definitional and Theoretical Limits and Legacies – by Zareena Grewal

Zareena Grewal August 23, 2016 0

The third essay in a forum on Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam? Last semester I began my graduate seminar, “Interrogating the ‘Crisis’ of Islam,” by assigning Shahab Ahmed’s What Is Islam? The Importance of

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<i>What is Islam?</i> Forum – An Introduction

What is Islam? Forum – An Introduction

Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst and Kristian Petersen August 19, 2016 0

Edited by Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst and Kristian Petersen Coherence and Contradiction: What is Islam? Forum  The late Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam?: the Importance of Being Islamic is a thick tome, rich in analysis,

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Three More Questions about <i>What is Islam?</i> – by Tehseen Thaver

Three More Questions about What is Islam? – by Tehseen Thaver

Tehseen Thaver August 19, 2016 2

In many ways this book is an act of un-inheritance The first chapter of Shahab Ahmed’s magnum opus What is Islam? titled “Six Questions about Islam” sets the stage for achieving the book’s underlying

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