Book Chapters

“Shi‘ite Studies” in Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies, edited by Clinton Bennett  “VERDICT: An excellent overview for advanced students and scholars pursuing research in the field of Islamic studies.” –  Amanda K. Sprochi, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, Library Journal “Islam in India” in The Religions in India: A Microcosm of World Religions, edited by Meenaz Kassam EXCERPT: Many have attempted to coherently capture […]

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Journal Articles

“Tafisr al-Qur’an bi’l Qur’an: The Hermeneutics of Imitation and Adab in ‘Ibn ‘Arabi’s Qur’anic Exegesis” Islamic Studies, Vol. 50, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 5- 23. Abstract: It is well-established in scholarship that the Qur’ân plays a vital role in Ibn’ Arabi’s writings and spiritual teachings. Ibn ‘Arabi himself is conscious of the centrality of the Qur’ân […]

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Book Reviews

Reviewed: The Night Journey and Ascension in Islam: The Reception of Religious Narrative in Sunnī, Shī’ī and Western Culture by R. P. Buckley “. . . This juxtaposition of the western perspectives with Muslim perspectives is a remarkable achievement of this study. Yet what this juxtaposition elicits is left for the reader’s own judgment . . .” […]

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Encyclopedia Entries

“Shi’ism”  Found in Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Religious Practices edited by Thomas Riggs. Gale Press, 2014. Excerpt: “One of the two major branches of Islam, Shiism grew out of a split among Muslims that occurred in Medina (present-day western Saudi Arabia) over the question of who would succeed the Prophet Muhammad upon his death in 632 CE . . .” “Guilds” Found in […]

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