Summer 2018 Journal Roundup

[Updated: 10 October] Check out our Journal Roundups for the latest articles in Islamic studies. Eleven iterations have been published and the Summer 2018 edition is now online. The Summer Edition currently has issues from fifty-one journals in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines and will be revised as more journals announce their summer issues.

The journal roundup project covers over ninety English language journals in a variety of disciplines related to Islamic Studies, providing the table of contents for each journal as a tool for researchers, academics, students, and those generally interested in the field of Islamic Studies. We include only articles; book reviews can be found on the journal sites. Please let us know if we have missed any journals or if you have questions at



Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics

Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics

Volume 38

English and French Section

Translating Orientalism into the Arabic Nahda by Spencer Scoville

An Ayyubid Renaissance: Saladdin, from Knighthood to Nahḍa by Samuel England

Translation in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Circulating and Canonizing Knowledge by Rafael Y. Schögler

Translation and the Desacralization of the Western World: From Performativity to Representation by Karen Bennett

Traduire la virtù de Machiavel en anglais by Simon Labrecque and René Lemieux

Self-Censorship and Fascism by Rita Filanti

Politics and Paratext: On Translating Arwa Salih’s al-Mubtasarun by Samah Selim

Translation and Feminist Knowledge Production: The Serbian Translation of Our Bodies, Ourselves by Anna Bogic

Translation and the Production of Knowledge in Wikipedia: Chronicling the Assassination of Boris Nemtsov by Mark Shuttleworth

Wikipedia, Translation, and the Collaborative Production of Spatial Knowledge by Henry Jones

A Practice-Theory Analysis of Scientific Editing by Translators by Maeve Olohan

Les Traducteurs et les technologies: Un mode de réflections dans l’action by Iulia Mihalache

The Battleground of Translation: Making Equal in a Global Structure of Inequality by Lydia H. Liu (Interviewed by James St. André)

Arabic Section

Knowledge Production and Identity Formation in Two Arabic Translations of the Bible by Sameh Hanna

“Do You Know What This Bird Is Saying?”: Translating Animal Language as Spiritual Knowledge by Mariam Saeed El Ali

Early Translations of Aristotle’s Poetics: Wasted Opportunity or Creative Adaptation? By Tarek Shamma

Palestinian Literature Translated into French: History and Impact by Richard Jacquemond

Israeli Responses to Hebrew Translations of Darwish’s Poetry by Ahmed Haikal

Translation and the Re-Production of Knowledge: The Example of Edward Said by Mahmoud Alhirthani

Translation and Modern Nation-Building in Egypt: Tahtawi as Translator by Mustafa Riad

Translation and Liberation from Western Hegemony: Al-Sanhuri’s 1948 Law by Rana Roshdy

Translation and Acculturation: On Cultural Criticism by Sayyed Daifallah

Media Translation and Trans-Editing: News Reporting or Reality Representation? By Ashraf Abdel Fattah and Rashid Yahiaoui

Translation and Identity by Khaled Mattawa (Introduced and Interviewed by Samia Mehrez)

Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean

Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean

Volume 30 Issue 2

Narrative Construction, Ideal Rule, and Emotional Discourse in the Biographies of Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn and Louis IX by Bahāʾ al-Dīn b. Shaddād and Jean Sire de Joinville by Gowaart Van Den Bossche

Between al-Andalus and Genoa: The “Embriaci Tower” Lustreware by Fabrizio Benente

Non-Descender and All-Cap Arabic Writing by Mohammad Ali Yaghan

The Philosophical Conflict between the School of Baghdad and the School of Khorasan in the Tenth Century: Towards a New Understanding of the Development of Islamic Philosophy by Tarek Ladjal

An Initial Survey of Arabic Poetry in the Cairo Genizah by Mohamed A. H. Ahmed



Volume 23 Issue 1

The Phenomenon of Irhab (Terrorism): Meaning, History and Causes by Thameem Ushama

Form and Content: A Historical and Artistic Assessment: A 17th Century Illustrated Shahnameh from S.M.N.A. Library, Malaysia by Amir H. Zekrgoo

Separation of Conjoined Twins from the Common Law and Shari’ah Perspectives: The Legal and Ethical Conundrum by Puteri Nemie Jahn Kassim and Fadhlina Alias

The Critics on the History of Arabic Grammar by Solehah Yaacob

Can the Eye Tracker Reveal How the Qur’an Can Be Learned by Heart by Khazriyati Salehuddin

The Relevance of Waqf to the Australian Society from the Perspective of Maqasid al-Shari’ah (Higher Objectives of Shari’ah) by Rawaa El Ayoubi Gebara

The Qur’anic Concept of Qiwamah: A Review on the Commentaries on the Verse 4;34 by Nadzrah Ahmad, Muhammad Abdul Rasheed

The Anti-Islamist Discourse: The Case of al-Buti by Bachar Bakour and Abdelaziz Berghout

The Role of Shaykh Abd al-Ra’uf al-Fansuri in the Reconciliation of Sufism and Shari’ah of 17th Century the Malay World by Abdul Salam Muhamad Shukri and Ridwan Arif

The History of Islam in the Malay Archipelago: An Analytical Study of Abdullah Bin Nuh’s Works by Mohammad Noviani Ardi and Fatimah Abdullah

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

Volume 35 Issue 3

In Good Company: Reformist Piety and Women’s Da‘wat in the Tablīghī Jamā‘at by Darakhshan Khan

In Good Company: Comments by Fareeha Khan

In Good Company: Comments by Usha Sanyal

Lexical Choice and Rhetorical Expression in Ignazio Lomellini’s 1622 Translation of and Commentary on the Qur’ān by Paul Shore

Lexical Choice and Rhetorical Expression: Comments by Peter Feldmeier

Response to Professor Feldmeier by Paul Shore

Lexical Choice and Rhetorical Expression: Comments by Elliott Bazzano 

Arab Law Quarterly

Arab Law Quarterly

Volume 32 Issue 3

Tier 2 Capital Instruments under Basel III: A Sharīʿah Viewpoint by Madaa Munjid Mustafa, Beebee Salma Sairally, and Marjan Muhammad

Constitutionalisation of International Human Rights Law in the Jurisprudence of the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court by Islam Ibrahim Chiha

The Role of the ‘al-Ġobn’ Imbalance in Strengthening Arab Consumers: The Significance of the European Approach by Mohammed Ali Ibrahim

Analytical Study of United Arab Emirates Copyright Federal Law No. 7, 2002 by Fayez Al Nusair and Firas Massadeh

Parody in Copyright Laws of GCC States: Where Does It Fit? by Hanan Almawla

Arab Studies Quarterly

Arab Studies Quarterly

Volume 40 Issue 3

Divided Mediterranean, Divided World: The Influence of Arabic on Medieval Italian Poetry by Samar Attar

Emotional Distance: Transnational Pleasure in Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North by Rimun Murad

Revisiting the Druze Politics in Palestine under British Colonial Rule by Eduardo Wassim Aboultaif 

Arabic Sciences and Philosophy

Arabic Sciences and Philosophy

Volume 28 Issue 2

Research Articles

Chose, Item et Distinction : L’« Homme Volant » d’Avicenne avec et contre Abū Hāšim al-Ǧubbā’ī by Marwan Rashed

The Soul Of, the Soul In Itself, and the Flying Man Experiment by Tommaso Alpina

The Status of the Spirit in al-Mustamlī al-Buḫārī’s Šarḥ al-Ta‘arruf: Case Study of the Interrelationships of Ḥanafite Sufism, Sunnī Kalām and Avicennism in the Fifth / Eleventh Century Transoxiana by Salimeh Maghsoudlou

The Simplicity of Self-Knowledge after Avicenna by Peter Adamson


A New “Edition” of Ḥunayn’s Risāla by Dimitri Gutas 



Volume 65 Issue 4

Un aspect de l’art de la guerre de l’armée mamelouke : la pratique de la « fausse ouverture » à la bataille de Šaqḥab (702/1303) by Mehdi Berriah

Le druzisme prémoderne en Syrie : émergence du droit druze et des premières institutions religieuses by Wissam Halabi Halawi

Fonctions de l’alternance entre arabe standard et vernaculaire libanais et connotations des deux codes dans un discours politique d’opposition by Marie-Aimée Germanos

Maǧnūn et mabrūk : des participes en quête de verbes by Pierre Larcher 

Asian Affairs

Asian Affairs

Volume 49 Issue 3

Who Owns India’s History? A Critique of Shashi Tharoor’s Inglorious Empire by Charles Allen

Evolving toward Normalcy amid Anomaly: North Korea’s Middle East Policy since the Demise of Kim Il-sung by Shirzad Azad

Eco-Sectarianism: From Ecological Disasters to Sectarian Violence in Syria by Afshin Shahi and Maya Vachkova

India’s Soft Power Diplomacy under the Modi Administration: Buddhism, Diaspora and Yoga by Arijit Mazumdar

Letters from the RSAA Archive: Sir Aurel Stein, Colonel Reginald Schomberg and a Secret Mission to Central Asia by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones 

Australian Journal of Islamic Studies

Australian Journal of Islamic Studies

Volume 3 Issue 1

The Iconography of Renaissance Ceremonials in the Early Modern World by Metin Mustafa

Toward ‘Sustainable Development’ Through Zakat-Infaq-Sadaqah Distributions – As Inclusive Activities – For the Development of Social Welfare and Micro and Small Enterprises by Hermien Triyowati, Yolanda Masnita, and Khomsiyah

The Marja‘iyya and the Juristic Challenges of the Diaspora by Liyakat Takim

Whither Minority Jurisprudence? The Case of Fiqh Al-Aqalliyat in Australia by Shaheen Whyte

The Role of the Sufi Centre Within the Muslim World by Abu Bakr Sirajuddin Cook

British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

Volume 45 Issue 3

A Balancing Pretence: The Johnson Administration’s Policy towards Jordan, 1964–1967 by Joakim Aalmen Markussen and Hilde Henriksen Waage

Understating the Logic of Regime Survival? Conceptualizing State–Society Relations and Parliamentary Liberation in Post-2011 Jordan by Paul Maurice Esber

De-politicizing Westoxification: The Case of Bonyad Monthly by Ali Mirsepassi and Mehdi Faraji

Questioning the ‘Immortal State’: The Gezi Protests and the Short-Lived Human Security Moment in Turkey by Oğuzhan Göksel and Omer Tekdemir

Foreign Relations and Semi-Modernization during the Reigns of Haidar ‘Ali and Tipu Sultan by Kaveh Yazdani

The Fall of a Village in the 1948 War: A Historical Close-up of the Conquest of Mi’ilya and Its Surrender by Kobi Peled

The 2011 Egyptian Revolution Chants: A Romantic-Muʿtazilī Moral Order by Hiba Ghanem

Matrimony and Baptism: Changing Landscapes in Greek (Rum) Orthodox Jerusalem (1900–1940) by Merav Mack, Angelos Dalachanis, and Vincent Lemire

Understanding Egyptian Capitalism through the Muslim Brotherhood’s Eyes: The Quest for an ‘Islamic Economy’ in the 1940s and Its Ideological and Social Impact by Panos Kourgiotis

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Transnational Advocacy in Turkey: A New Means of Political Participation by Shaimaa Magued

Renegotiations of Femininity Throughout the Constitutional Debates in Turkey: Representative Claims in 2014 Presidential Elections by Sezen Yaras and Ahu Yigit

Central Asian Affairs

Central Asian Affairs

Volume 5 Issue 3

Nation, Religion, and Theology: What Do We Mean When We Say “Being Kyrgyz Means Being Muslim?” by Vincent M. Artman

Islam, Morality and Public Education: Religious Elements of Ethics and Etiquette in the Uzbek School Curriculum by Donohon Abdugafurova

Local Politics and Patronage of a Sacred Lineage Shrine in Kazakhstan by Ulan Bigozhin

Mediatization of Religion in Kyrgyzstan: Diffusion of Religious Authority and Changing Perceptions of Religion by Nurbek Bekmurzaev 

Contemporary Islam

Contemporary Islam

Volume 12 Issue 2

Transnational Islamic Education in Indonesia: An Ideological Perspective by Toto Suharto

Rethinking Anthropology of Shari’a: Contestation over the Meanings and Uses of Shari’a in South Sulawesi, Indonesia by Moh Yasir Alimi

Islamic Emoticons and Religious Authority: Emerging Practices, Shifting Paradigms by Andrea L. Stanton

Claiming the Mystical Self in New Modernist Uyghur Poetry by Darren Byler

Understanding Islamic Aid Flows to Enhance Global Humanitarian Assistance by David Tittensor, Matthew Clarke, and Tezcan Gümüş

Culture and Religion

Culture and Religion

Volume 19 Issue 3

Blurring Boundaries and Advancing Interreligious Understanding by Engaging Textual ‘Others’ in a Women’s Interfaith Book Group by Louise K. Gramstrup 

Critical Muslim

Critical Muslim

Issue 27

Special Issue: Beauty

Introduction: Making Muslims Beautiful by Shanon Shah

Selfies and Other Gazes by Samia Rahman

Beauty in Islam by Doris Behrens-Abouseif

Beauty Pageants by Nadia Mohd Rasidi

Experiencing the Most Beautiful Names by Mahmoud Mostafa

A Beautiful Death by Hasina Zaman

Beautiful (Pop) Sounds by Jonas Otterbeck

Wellness by Irum Shehreen Ali

Taming the Barbarians by Henry Brefo

Skin Shades by Yovanka Paquete Perdigao

Nose Jobs, Iranian Style by Nima Nasseri 

Die Welt des Islams

Die Welt des Islams

Volume 58 Issue 3

Shmuel Moreh (1932-2017) by Orit Bashkin


Tarbiya and Gnosis in Hausa Islamic Verse: Al-Ṣābūn al-Muṭahhir by Muḥammad Balarabe of Shellen (Adamawa, Nigeria) by Andrea Brigaglia

“History Is Repeated”: The Representation of Persepolis in the Iranian Press of the 1930s by Bianca Devos

Preaching Science and Islam: Dr. Zakir Naik and Discourses of Science and Islam in Internet Videos by Vika Gardner, E. Carolina Mayes, and Salman Hameed 

History of Religions

History of Religions

Volume 58 Issue 1

Holy Places or Historical Sites? Defining Sacred and Archaeological Sites in Israel, 1948–1967 by Doron Bar 

International Journal of Islamic Architecture

International Journal of Islamic Architecture

Volume 7 Issue 2

Special Issue: Installing Islamic Art: Interior Space and Temporal Imagination

Editorial Preface

Installing Islamic Art: Interior Space and Temporal Imagination by Yuka Kadoi

Design in Theory Articles

Pulling the Past into the Present: Curating Islamic Art in a Changing World, a Perspective from Berlin by Stefan Weber

Re-Contextualizing the Object: Using New Technologies to Reconstruct the Lost Interiors of Medieval Islamic Buildings by Richard Piran McClary

A Museum without Walls: Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah’s Cultural Diplomacy by Roberto Fabbri

Interpolated Spaces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Damascus Room’ Reinstalled by Ellen Kenney

Design in Practice Articles

Islamic Occultism and the Museum by Francesca Leoni

A Sanctuary for Carpets: The New Installation at the MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, 2014 by Barbara Karl, Angela Völker, and Michael Embacher

International Journal of Middle East Studies

International Journal of Middle East Studies

Volume 50 Issue 3

Special Issue: Environment and Society in the Middle East and North Africa


Environment and Society in the Middle East and North Africa: Introduction by Tessa Farmer and Jessica Barnes



An Uncertain Climate in Risky Times: How Occupation Became Like the Rain in Post-Oslo Palestine by Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins

“The Wetland Is Disappearing”: Conservation and Care on Turkey’s Kizilirmak Delta by Caterina Scaramelli

Geologies of Erasure: Sinkholes, Science, and Settler Colonialism at the Dead Sea by Simone Popperl


Environmental Framing and Its Limits: Campaigns in Palestine and Israel by Emily McKee

Governing through Timescape: Israeli Sustainable Agriculture Policy and the Palestinian-Arab Citizens by Natalia Gutkowski

Remembering Zingal: State, Citizens, and Forests in Turkey by Hande Özkan

Domestic Design

The Architecture of Environment: Building Houses along the Great Rift Valley in Jordan by Bridget L. Guarasci

The Ḥawākīr of Nazareth: The History and Contemporary Face of a Cultural Ecological Institution by Nisreen Mazzawi and Amalia Sa’ar

Roundtable: Architecture and the Environment in the Arabian Peninsula

Introduction by Gareth Doherty

Identifying a Local in Gulf Cities by Todd Reisz

Whatever Happened to Dubai’s Public Spaces? By Khaled Alawadi

Reprioritizing the Human Factor in Building Gulf Cities by Faisal bin Ayyaf Al Mogren

Air Conditioning the Arabian Peninsula by Gökçe Günel

Edges, Interfaces, and Nexus: New Paradigms for Blue Urban Landscapes in the Gulf by Anna Grichting

Review Article

Trade, Mobility, and the Sea by Mandana E. Limbert 

Iranian Studies

Iranian Studies

Volume 51 Issue 4

The Last Sasanians in Chinese Literary Sources: Recently Identified Statue Head of a Sasanian Prince at the Qianling Mausoleum by Hamidreza Pasha Zanous and Esmaeil Sangari

The Lives and Afterlives of Vis and Rāmin by Cameron Cross

Yaḥyā Dawlatābādī’s Contribution to Persian Poetic Modernity by Amr Taher Ahmed

The New Frontier Meets the White Revolution: The Peace Corps in Iran, 1962‒76 by Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi

Rationalizing the Irrational: Reza Attaran’s Popularity, Stardom, and the Recent Cycle of Iranian Absurd Films by Babak Tabarraee

Review Essay

Vagises’ Virtuous Hand: An Unforeseen Note on Plutarch, Life of Crassus 18, 3 by Gilles Courtieu

Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations

Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations

Volume 29 Issue

The Third Treatise of Shaykh Abū al-Faraj ʿAbd Allāh Ibn al-Ṭayyib on Unity and Trinity by Michael Kuhn

From ‘Polytheists’ to ‘Partners in the Nation’: Islamist Attitudes Towards Coptic Egyptians in Post-revolutionary Egypt (2011–2013) by Anna Hager

What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic in Christian Theological Schools by Nevin Reda

Religion, Democracy and the ‘Dawla Madaniyya’ of the Arab Spring by Raja Bahlul

‘Thank God We Are in Syria!’ Modernization, Interfaith Relations and Women’s Rights in Syria Before the ‘Arab Spring’ (2000–2010) by Lorella Ventura

Europe, the New Abyssinia: On the Role of the First Hijra in the Fiqh al-Aqalliyyāt al-Muslima Discourse by Uriya Shavit

Israel Affairs

Israel Affairs

Volume 24 Issue 4

Special Issue: Israel’s Post-Heroic Condition


Introduction: Israel’s Post-Heroic Condition by Uzi Ben-Shalom


Counter-Terror and Soft Power: NGO Claims to Military and Legal Expertise and Israeli Responses by Gerald M. Steinberg

On-Air under Fire: Media and Community Resilience in Post-Heroic Wars by Ella Ben-Atar

An Ouroboros Health Strategy: How Israelis Adopted Health as a Post-Heroic Strategy in Their Conflict with the Palestinians by Kertcher Chen

Heroic Text in a Post-Heroic Environment: National Liturgy in Mizrahi Ultra-Orthodox Prayer Books by Nissim Leon

Going on the Offensive: The Religious Zionist Rabbinic Ethos in Judea and Samaria as a Response to Post-Heroism by Amir Mashiach

The Making of Military Heroes by the Israeli Media by Rafi Mann

Israel’s Post-Heroic Wars: Exploring the Influence of American Military Concepts on Israel’s Adaptation of Post-Heroic Warfare by Eitan Shamir

Perceptions of the Future Battlefield in Israel vs. Western Countries by Batia Ben-Hador, Meytal Eran-Jona, and Christopher Dandeker

Jerusalem Quarterly

Jerusalem Quarterly

Issue 74

Special Issue: Narrating the Self – Biographies II


Yusuf al-‘Isa: A Founder of Modern Journalism in Palestine by Emanuel Beska

The Taufiq Canaan Memoirs – Part 1: The Formative Years, 1882–1918 by Taufiq Canaan

The Books in My Life: A Memoir (Part 2) by Tarif Khalidi

Ali Za’rur: Early Palestinian Photojournalism – The Archive of Occupation and the Return of Palestinian Material to Its Owners by Rona Sela

Sir Charles Tergart: The “Counterterrorism Expert” in Palestine (Part 1) by Richard Cahill

Haile Selassie in Jerusalem: Sanctuary for the Lion of Judah in the Holy City by Vicken V. Kalbian

On Wings of Memory: Schmidt’s Girls School by Bayan Nuwayhed Al-Hout

Adele Azar: Public Charity and Early Feminism by Salim Tamari

Special Files

Policy Report – The East Jerusalem Municipality by Walid Salem

Policy Brief – Empowering Jerusalem’s Most Marginalized Palestinian Women by Juzoor for Health & Social Development 

Journal for Islamic Studies

Journal for Islamic Studies

Volume 36

Editorial by Andrea Brigaglia


Without the Sokoto Caliphate, Would There Ever Have Been a Nigeria? By Murray Last

Causes of the Jihad of Usman Ɗan Fodio: A Historiographical Review by John Edward Philips

The Mahdiyya in Adamawa Emirate: The Poem on the Battle of Danki (1892) by Shaykh Hayāt b. Sa‘īd Asma’u G. Saeed

The Politics of Inter-Ṭarīqa Relations in Katsina Emirate from the Early Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Century by Zaharaddeen Sulaiman

The Outburst of Rage and The Divine Dagger: Invective Poetry and Inter-Ṭarīqa Conflict in Northern Nigeria, 1949 by Andrea Brigaglia

Politics and Sufism in Nigeria: The Salgawa and the Political History of Kano State, Northern Nigeria 1950-2011 by Sani Yakubu Adam

The “Triangular Politics” of Mosque Ownership, an Imamship in Kano State: The Case of Sabuwar Gandu Juma’a Mosque by Kabiru Haruna Isa

The Mujamma‘ Aṣḥāb al-Kahf wa’l-Raqīm of Shaykh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara: An Anti-Salafi Mass Movement in Contemporary Northern Nigeria by Abdullahi H. Shehu

A History of Shia and Its Development in Nigeria: The Case-Study of Kano by Kabiru Haruna Isa and Sani Yakubu Adam

Abū Muṣ’ab al-Barnāwī’s Interview with the Islamic State’s Al-Naba’ Magazine by Alex Thurston 

Journal of Abbasid Studies

Journal of Abbasid Studies

Volume 5 Issue 1-2

Special Issue: ʿAbd al-Qāhir al-Jurjānī

Editors’ Preface by Joseph E. Lowry and Monique Bernards


ʿAbd al-Qāhir al-Jurjānī: Introduction by Lara Harb and Alexander Key

The Legacy of ʿAbd al-Qāhir al-Jurjānī in the Arabic East before al-Qazwīnī’s Talkhīṣ al-Miftāḥ by Avigail Noy

Bayān, Gesture, and Genre: Self-Positioning in al-Jurjānī’s Introductions by Jeannie Miller

Throwing the Reins to the Reader: Hierarchy, Jurjānian Poetics, and al-Muṭarrizī’s Commentary on the Maqāmāt by Matthew L. Keegan

Translation of Poetry from Persian to Arabic: ʿAbd al-Qāhir al-Jurjānī and Others by Alexander Key

Meaning and Captivity in Classical Arabic Philology by David Larsen

Afterword: ʿAbd al-Qāhir al-Jurjānī and the Law by Joseph E. Lowry 

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Volume 86 Issue 3

The Sacred Defense: Sacrifice and Nationalism Across Minority Communities in Post-Revolutionary Iran by Neda Bolourchi

Polyvalent, Transnational Religious Authority: The Tijaniyya Sufi Order and Al-Azhar University by Alexander Thurston 

Journal of Arabian Studies

Journal of Arabian Studies

Volume 7 Issue 2

Special Section: The “Heritage” Boom in the Gulf: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives


The “Heritage” Boom in the Gulf: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Gerd Nonneman & Marc Valeri

Section Articles

Suburbanization, National Space and Place, and the Geography of Heritage in the UAE by Matthew MacLean

Everyday Nationhood and Interaction in the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah by Martin Ledstrup

Potential Heritage: The Making and Unmaking of the Pearl Monument in Bahrain by Thomas Fibiger

Searching for “Islam” in Heritage Practices and Debates in Qatar by Trinidad Rico


China as the New Frontier for Islamic Daʿwah: The Emergence of a Saudi China-Oriented Missionary Impulse by Mohammed Turki A. Al-Sudairi

The Explorers of Najd and Their Texts by Sharifah M. Aloboudi

Policing Expression: A Survey Experiment on the Efficacy of Repression in Saudi Arabia by Dana El Kurd

Young Saudi Women Novelists: Protesting Clericalism, Religious Fanaticism and Patriarchal Gender Order by Mariwan Kanie 

Journal of Arabic Literature

Journal of Arabic Literature

Volume 49 Issue 3

The Arabic Adventures of Télémaque: Trajectory of a Global Enlightenment Text in the Nahḍah by Peter Hill

Philologesis in Adūnīs, al-Maʿarrī, al-Fārābī by Jeffrey Sacks

Autumn Visions: War and the Imagery of Muḥammad Khuḍayyir by Fabio Caiani and Catherine Cobham

The Politics and Poetics of Madness in Ḥasan Blāsim’s The Madman of Freedom Square by Khaled Al-Masri 

Journal of Asian and African Studies

Journal of Asian and African Studies

Volume 53 Issue 6

Boko Haram Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: The Soft Power Context by Oluwaseun Tella

Triangular Confluence: Islam and Modernity in Bangladesh by Md Mizanur Rahman

Biological Remittance Among Migrant Workers: Social Ramifications in the Philippines and Indonesia by AKM Ahsan Ullah and Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff

Tolerance in Arab Societies by Ali Al Zu’abi 

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

Volume 61 Issue 4

The Politics of Sūqs in Early Islam by Fanny Bessard

Administrative Boundaries, Communal Segregation and Factional Territorialisation: The Complex Nature of Urban Boundaries in the Ottoman Empire by Nora Lafi and Florian Riedler

Urban Factionalism in Late Ottoman Gaza, c. 1875-1914: Local Politics and Spatial Divisions by Yuval Ben-Bassat and Johann Büssow

Overlapping Boundaries in the City: Mahalle and Kahal in the Early Modern Ottoman Urban Context by Gürer Karagedikli

From ‘Tourkopolis’ to ‘Metropolis’: Transforming Urban Boundaries in Late Nineteenth-Century Iraklio (Candia), Crete by Aris Anagnostopoulos

Communal Boundaries and Confessional Policies in Ottoman Niš by Florian Riedler

Journal of Humanity and Society

Journal of Humanity and Society

Volume 8 Issue 3

Aceh and Council of Eight in Penang 1873-1876 by Nia Deliana

Terör Yönetimi Kuramı Işığında Yasak Ağaç by Ferdi Kıraç

Return Migration of Qualified Turkish Migrants from Germany and the US by Meltem Yılmaz Şener

A Study About the Label of “Dirty Turk” in the School Books:Within the Context of Stigma Theory (1931-1947) by Hümeyra Türedi

Unwillingness to Organ Donation and Religious Concerns in Turkey by Zeynep Burcu Ugur 

Journal of Islamic Studies

Journal of Islamic Studies

Volume 29 Issue 3

Al-Kindī’s Argument for the Finitude of Time in His Critique of Aristotle’s Theory of the Eternity of the World in the Treatise on First Philosophy: The Role of the Perceiving Soul and the Relation between Sensation and Intellection by Ahmed Abdel Meguid

‘For Those with Eyes to See’: On the Hidden Meaning of the Animal Fable in the Rasāʾil Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ by Godefroid de Callataÿ

Ibn Ḥabīb’s Kitāb al-MuḤabbar and its Place in Early Islamic Historical Writing by Abed el-Rahman Tayyara

The Family History of Abū al-Faraj al-Iṣfahānī: the Ninth-Century ʿAbbasid Political Elite and the Ṭālibids in Samarra by I-Wen Su 

Journal of Middle East Women's Studies

Journal of Middle East Women's Studies

Volume 14 Issue 2

Special Issue: Decolonizing Sex and Sexuality


De Groove Is in de Move: Decolonizing Sex and Sexuality in Middle East and North African Studies by Jarrod Hayes


Intersex Bodies in Premodern Islamic Discourse: Complicating the Binary by Indira Falk Gesink

“In My Eyes He Was a Man”: Poor and Working-Class Boy Soldiers in the Iran-Iraq War by Shaherzad R. Ahmadi

“Let’s Take a Leap”: Decolonizing Modernity, Double Critique, and Sexuality in Mohamed Leftah’s Le Dernier Combat du Captain Niʿmat by Ghada Mourad

Review Essays

Digitizing Women’s and Gender History by Nova Robinson

The Gender and Sexuality of Armenia: A Debut Conference by Tamar Shirinian 

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs

Volume 38 Issue 3

Muslims in China – The Historical Context

A Neglected Genealogy of the Martyred Heroines of Islam: (Re)-writing Women’s Participation in Jihad Into the History of Late Imperial Gansu by Tommaso Previato

The Middleman: Integrating Function of Hui Among Ethnic Groups in Yining City of Xinjiang by Ma Qiang

Faith and Practice

“There’s Shari‘a, and There’s Life”: A Field Study on the Diffusion, Acceptance and Rejection of Fiqh al-Aqalliyyat al-Muslima at Reykjavik’s Grand Mosque by Uriya Shavit and Fabian Spengler

Kenya’s Jihadi Clerics: Formulation of a “Liberation Theology” and the Challenge to Secular Power by Hassan Juma Ndzovu

The American Experience

Reactive Ethnicity and Anticipated Discrimination among American Muslims in Southeastern Michigan by Daniel Herda

Post-9/11 Arab American Drama: Voices of Resistance in Back of the Throat and Browntown by Suaad M. Alqahtani

Identity Issues

Re-Placing the Term “British Muslim”: Discourse, Difference and the Frontiers of Muslim Agency in Britain by Carl Morris

Religion Versus Ethnicity: Testing the Chinese Muslim Identity Debate Through Labor Market Outcomes in Canada by Xi Chen and Keith Kerr


Review Essay by Yücel Güçlü 

Journal of Muslims in Europe

Journal of Muslims in Europe

Volume 7 Issue 2


Introduction: Radicalisation and Securitisation of Muslims in Europe by Katherine E. Brown


Muslims Denouncing Violent Extremism by Margaretha A. van Es

The Geographies of Prevent: The Transformation of the Muslim Home into a Pre-Crime Space by Shereen Fernandez

Towards a Cure for Prevent? Building Resilience to Religious and Political Forms of Violence within British Muslim Communities by Julian Hargreaves

Policies of Radicalisation as Anti- and Countercult Ideologies by Lene Kühle

‘Dual Use Research of Concern’ and ‘Select Agents’ by Alison Scott-Baumann

The Journal of North African Studies

The Journal of North African Studies

Volume 23 Issue 4


Former RCD Officials Stage a Comeback in Municipal Elections in Tunisia by Anne Wolf


The Analysis of the Efficiency of Primary Schools in Morocco: Modelling Using TIMSS Database (2011) by Mariem Liouaeddine, Mounir Elatrachi, and El mehdi Karam

Conversion, Intermarriage and the Legal Status of Jews in French Protectorate Morocco by  Jonathan G. Katz

Family Rites in Testour, Tunisia, in the 1970s by Nicholas S. Hopkins 

Journal of Ottoman Studies

Journal of Ottoman Studies

Issue 52

A Study on the Symbolic Language Used in Certain Depictions Portraying Suleyman the Magnificent’s Last Military Campaign by Burcugül Toraman

“Taş Yasdanup Toprak Döşenenler:” Struggle and Lives of the Ottoman Soldiers in Metris Exemplified During the Candia Siege (1667-1669) by Veysel Göger

The Smaller Matryoshka Doll: An Evaluation of “Tulip Age” and the Period of Nevşehirli Damat İbrahim Pasha by Feri̇dun M. Emecen

Sarraf Executions in the 18th Century: Were They the Victims of “Harming Government Property” or “Factionalism”? By Ertan Ünlü

Rapid-Fire Artillery in the Ottoman Empire I (1773-1788): Casting Technology, Bureaucracy and Deployment by Ömer Gezer-Fati̇h Yeşi̇l

Ottoman Ŝurre in the Light of MAD 1806: Foundation of Rûmiyye-i Cedîde and Its Political and Legal Analysis by İrfan İnce

An Administrative-Military Headquarter During the Reign of Mahmud II: Rami Barracks by Yüksel Çeli̇k

Thriving the Ottoman Imperial Armory (Tüfekhane-i Âmire): The Role of European Experts in Ottoman Small Arms Manufacture by Serdal Soyluer

The Education of Citizenship, Morality and Civility in the Second Constitutional Period: The Textbooks of Malumat-ı Medeniye by Fatma Tunç Yaşar 

Journal of Palestine Studies

Journal of Palestine Studies

Volume 47 Issue 4


“Super-Israel”: The Politics of Palestinian Labor in a Settler Supermarket by Jeremy A. Siegman

Owning the Homeland: Property, Markets, and Land Defense in the West Bank by Paul Kohlbry


Interview with Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitta

“There Is No International Community” by Perla Issa

Interview with Gabriel Schivone

U.S. Borderlands, Israel’s Latest Surveillance Technology Laboratory by Brittany Dawson


An Immoral Dilemma: The Trap of Zionist Propaganda by Moshé Machover


Palestinians Sidelined in Saudi-Emirati Rapprochement with Israel by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen


The Great March of Return: An Organizer’s Perspective by Jehad Abusalim 

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

Volume 28 Issue 3

Special Issue: From Outside the Persianate Centre: Vernacular Views on “Ālamgīr”


Introduction by Sarah Ansari

From Outside the Persianate Centre: Vernacular Views on “Ālamgīr” Introduction by Anne Murphy and Heidi Pauwels


“Unhitching the Oxcart of Delhi”: A Mughal-Period Hindi Account of Political Insurgency by Allison Busch

Aurangzeb in the Perspective of Kachvāhā Literature by Monika Horstmann

A Poetic Record of the Rajput Rebellion, c. 1680 by Cynthia Talbot

Aurangzeb as Iconoclast? Vaishnava Accounts of the Krishna images’ Exodus from Braj by Heidi Pauwels and Emilia Bachrach

Aurangzeb in Mewar through the stories of Sultan Singh by Lindsey Harlan

Aurangzeb and the Nāth Yogīs by Véronique Bouillier

Thinking Beyond Aurangzeb and the Mughal State in a Late Eighteenth-Century Punjabi Braj Source by Anne Murphy

Aurangzeb as Seen from Gujarat: Shi‘i and Millenarian Challenges to Mughal Sovereignty by Samira Sheikh



Volume 5 Article 4

The Shariah Scare Industry and the Clash of Temporalities by Steven Fink 

Medieval Encounters

Medieval Encounters

Volume 24 Issue 4

The Scenography of Power in Al-Andalus and the ʿAbbasid and Byzantine Ceremonials: Christian Ambassadorial Receptions in the Court of Cordoba in a Comparative Perspective by Elsa Cardoso 

Middle East Critique

Middle East Critique

Volume 27 Issue 3

Special Issue: Studying the Everyday: Power, Performance and Survival


Guest Editor’s Introduction: Sketches of the Everyday by Matteo Capasso


Toward an Alternative ‘Time of the Revolution’? Beyond State Contestation in the Struggle for a New Syrian Everyday by Estella Carpi and Andrea Glioti

‘You Exile Them in Their Own Countries’: The Everyday Politics of Reclaiming the Disappeared in Libya by Amina Zarrugh

Rethinking Palestinian Political Factions by Perla Issa

The Everyday as Survival among Ex-Gaza Refugees in Jordan by Michael Vicente Pérez

Lebanese Football: Imagining a Defiant and United Lebanon? By Jamil Mouawad

Sectarian Non-Entrepreneurs: The Experience of Everyday Sectarianism in Bahrain and Kuwait by Thomas Fibiger

The Middle East Journal

The Middle East Journal

Volume 72 Issue 3

When Islamists Lose: The Politicization of Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement by Rory McCarthy

Bahrain’s February 14 Coalition: Deconstructing a Revolutionary Youth Movement by Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Karamet Watan: An Unsuccessful Nonviolent Movement by Hamad H. Albloshi and Michael Herb

Anashid in Hizbullah: Movement Identity through Impassioned Ideology by Carin Berg

Security Networks, Deep States, and the Democratic Deficit in the Middle East by Oren Barak 

Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication

Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication

Volume 11 Issue 2

Special Issue: Creative Dissent: The Visual Arts of the Arab World Uprisings


Introduction by Christiane Gruber

Research Articles

Dissenting Bodies by Jessica Winegar

An Enduring Monument by Elizabeth Rauh

Beeshu’s Laugh by Stephennie Mulder

‘King of Kings of Africa’ by Christiane Gruber

Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

Volume 54 Issue 4

Reappraising the French Role in Nineteenth-Century Egyptian Education by Archana Prakash

The State and the Stray Dogs in Late Ottoman Istanbul: From Unruly Subjects to Servile Friends by Cihangir Gündoğdu

An Island Unmixed: European Military Intervention and the Displacement of Crete’s Muslims, 1896–1908 by Uğur Z. Peçe

The Turkish Republic’s Jihad? Religious Symbols, Terminology and Ceremonies in Turkey during the Korean War 1950–1953 by Nadav Solomonovich

The de Bunsen Committee and a Revision of the ‘Conspiracy’ of Sykes–Picot by Robert Johnson

Kurdish Women in the Kurdish–Turkish Conflict – Perceptions, Experiences, and Strategies by Marco Nilsson

From Terror to Public Diplomacy: Jibril Rajoub and the Palestinian Authorities’ Uses of Sport in Fragmentary Israeli–Palestinian Conflict by Yair Galily

Clientelism: Factionalism in the Allocation of Public Resources in Iraq after 2003 by Sarwar Abdullah, Tim Gray, and Emily Clough

The UN’s Response to the Underlying Causes of the Arab Spring Before and After the Eruption of Events: A Critical Assessment of the UN’s Pursuit of Its Core Values and Purposes by Tuba Turan

The JCPOA: How Iran’s Grand Strategy Stifled the US by Amir Magdy Kamel

A Note on Kemalizm in the Hebrew Press of Palestine by Jacob M. Landau

Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

Volume 54 Issue 5

Special Issue: Turkey and Britain: From Enemies to Allies, 1919–1939


Turkey and Britain: From Enemies to Allies, 1914–1939 by Daniel-Joseph MacArthur-Seal

Research Articles

Controversial Investments: Trade and Infrastructure in Ottoman–British Relations in Iraq, 1861–1918 by Camille Cole

Resurrecting Legal Extraterritoriality in Occupied Istanbul, 1918–1923 by Daniel-Joseph MacArthur-Seal

Elusive Forces in Illusive Eyes: British Officialdom’s Perception of the Anatolian Resistance Movement by Alp Yenen

Making Borders from Below: The Emergence of the Turkish–Iraqi Frontier, 1918–1925 by Jordi Tejel Gorgas

Turkish–British Relations in the 1930s: From Ambivalence to Partnership by Dilek Barlas and Seçkin Barış Gülmez 

The Muslim World

The Muslim World

Volume 108 Issue 3

‘Certainly the Muslim Is the Very Devil Incarnation’: Islamophobia and The Merchant of Venice by Imran Awan Islam Issa

Muhammad Abd al‐Rahman (Phillip) Barker: Bridging Cultural Divides through Fantasy/Science‐Fiction Role‐Playing Games and Fictional Religion by Amina Inloes

Ibn Taymiyya’s Fatwa on Martial Arts Training by Yahya Michot Lina Stas

The Sacred Geography of September 11: The Park51 Controversy and American Religion by Joshua Mugler

Ibn Taymiyyah & Wittgenstein on Language by Abdul Rahman Mustafa

Dealing with Religious Differences: Soteriological Perspectives and Interfaith Friendships of Young American Muslims by Daniel Azim Pschaida

Arthur Jeffery: A Missionary Islamicist by Patrick J. Ryan S.J.

The Ḥanbalī Emigration of 551–569 AH/1156–1173 AD in the Context of the Legal Discourse on Muslims under Non‐Muslim Rule by Bogdan C. Smarandache

Black or White: The Turbanization of Shi‘i Islam by Liyakat Takim 

Politics and Religion

Politics and Religion

Volume 11 Issue 3

On the (In)compatibility of Islamic Religiosity and Citizenship in Western Democracies: The Role of Religion for Muslims’ Civic and Political Engagement by Mario Peucker

Diyanet as a Turkish Foreign Policy Tool: Evidence from the Netherlands and Bulgaria by Ahmet Erdi Öztürk and Semiha Sözeri

Breaking with Austrian Consociationalism: How the Rise of Rightwing Populism and Party Competition Have Changed Austria’s Islam Politics by Farid Hafez and Reinhard Heinisch 

Politics, Religion and Ideology

Politics, Religion and Ideology

Volume 19 Issue 2

Military Service as Bargaining: The Case of Religious Women Soldiers in Israel by Elisheva Rosman-Stollman

Review Article

Terrorism and Jihad by Kenneth Christie 

Religion Compass

Religion Compass

Volume 12 Issue 7

“Monks by Night and Knights by Day”: Ḥasan al‐Bannāʾ, Tarbīya, and the Embodied Ethics of the Early Muslim Brotherhood by Sam Houston 

Secularism and Non-Religion

Secularism and Non-Religion

Volume 7 Issue 5

Non-Belief: An Islamic Perspective by  Kenan Sevinç, Thomas J. Coleman III, and Ralph W. Hood Jr.

Turkish Studies

Turkish Studies

Volume 19 Issue 4

A Key to Turkish Politics? The Center–Periphery Framework Revisited by Onur Bakiner

One Nation under Allah? Islamic Multiculturalism, Muslim Nationalism and Turkey’s Reforms for Kurds, Alevis, and Non-Muslims by Şener Aktürk

Obscuring the Control of the State in Turkey: The Articulation of Discourse of Private Islam by Riina Maria Keto-Tokoi

Conceptions of ‘The International’ beyond the Core: Turkey in the Post-Cold War Era by Mine Nur Küçük

Cash Assistance by Smart Card: From Multiple Functions to Multiple Legitimacies of a Municipal Social Policy Instrument by Ceren Ark Yıldırım

The Pension Traps of Northern Cyprus by Hasan U. Altiok and Glenn P. Jenkins

Cost of Relocation and Compensation Using a Mass Valuation Model for the Disputed Properties in Cyprus by Vedat Yorucu and Tamer Gazioğlu