Winter 2019 Journal Roundup

[Updated: 01 May] Check out our Journal Roundups for the latest articles in Islamic studies. Thirteen iterations have been published and the Winter 2019 edition is now online. The Winter Edition currently has issues from forty-three journals in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines and will be revised as more journals announce their winter 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



Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean

Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean

Volume 31 Issue 1

A Ṭā’ifa in Exile: Sayf al-Dawla and the Survival of the Banū Hūd by Anthony Minnema

“One Hour He Is a Christian and the Next He Is a Muslim!” A Family Dispute from the Cairo Geniza by Oded Zinger

Was the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba as Strong as Arab Chroniclers Claimed? By Josep Suñé Arce

Was the Portuguese Led Military Campaign against Alcácer do Sal in the Autumn of 1217 Part of the Fifth Crusade? By Lucas Villegas-Aristizábal

Travelogue of an Almohad Sherd: from Twelfth-Century al-Andalus to Fourteenth-Century Flanders by Maxime Poulain & Wim De Clercq

Dressing for Succession in Norman Italy: The Mantle of King Roger II by Clare Vernon 

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

Volume 36 Issue 1

Black Muslimness Mobilized by Youssef J. Carter

Islamic Perspectives on Basic Income by Katherine Bullock and Abdullah Al-Shami 

Arab Law Quarterly

Arab Law Quarterly

Volume 33 Issue 1

Economic Cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and Turkey: Legal and Policy Considerations by Mohammad Nsour

Online Shopping and Consumer Rights in the UAE: Do We Need a Specific Law? by Emad Abdel Rahim Dahiyat

Does Sharīʿa Need to Be Restored? The Legislative Predicament of the Sunnī Doctrinal Theories by Heba Sewilam

Challenges Facing Real-Estate Mortgages in the Arabian Gulf Region by Ahmad Mohammed al-Darbas and Mohammed Ebrahem al-Wasmi

Intellectual Composition of Arbitral Tribunals According to the New Saudi Arbitration Law by Reyadh Mohamed Seyadi 

Arab Studies Quarterly

Arab Studies Quarterly

Volume 41 Issue 1

Paving a Concrete Path to Globalization with China’s Belt and Road Initiative through the Middle East by Liana M. Petranek

Colonialism, Postcolonialism, Globalization, and Arab Culture by Salam Mir

The Arab Intellectual and the Present Moment by Tahrir Hamdi

The Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon Post 1990: Dilemmas of Survival and Return to Palestine by Rami Siklawi

Conflict over Oil and Gas in the Mediterranean: Israeli Expansionism in Lebanon by Ibrahim G. Aoudé

Arabic Sciences and Philosophy

Arabic Sciences and Philosophy

Volume 29 Issue 1

The Mercury Models of Ibn al-Šāṭir and Copernicus by Sajjad Nikfahm-Khubravan and F. Jamil Ragep

Démonstration par l’absurde ou démonstration directe: Al-Sijzī, sur l’incommensurabilité de la diagonale avec le côté by Roshdi Rashed

Théorie des comètes et observations inédites en occident musulman by Mohamed Reda Bekli, Ilhem Chadou, and Djamil Aissani

The Logic of Avicenna between al-Qiyās and Manṭiq al-Mašriqiyyīn by Saloua Chatti

Un lemme d’analyse dont use Ibn al-Haytham en gnomonique, dioptrique et cinématique céleste by Erwan Penchèvre 



Volume 66 Issue 1-2

Textual Silences and Literary Choices in al-Kisāʾī’s Account of the Annunciation and the Birth of Jesus by Helen Blatherwick

ʿĀmir b. ʿĀmir al-Baṣrī: Ismāʿīlī or Unorthodox Twelver Šīʿī-Ṣūfī? by Ismail K. Poonawala

On the Transmission of Indian Medical Texts to the Arabs in the Early Middle Ages by Oliver Kahl

“Though This Be Madness, Yet There Is Method In’t”: The mamnūʿ min al-ṣarf (Diptotes) in Arabic Grammatical Tradition by Jean N. Druel and Almog Kasher

Reflexes of Old Arabic */ǧ/ in the Maghrebi Dialects by Jairo Guerrero Parrado

Asian Affairs

Asian Affairs

Volume 50 Issue 1

Pax Syriana: The Staying Power of Bashar Al Assad by Kamal Alam

Drought: The Achilles Heel of the Islamic Republic of Iran by Afshin Shahi

Politics without Parties: Afghanistan’s Long Road to Democracy by David Loyn

Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ Conflict: Misconceptions and Complexity by Anthony Ware and Costas Laoutides

Gulf States’ Policy towards Syrian Refugees: Charity Before Hospitality by Gadi Hitman

Uzbekistan and the United States: Interests and Avenues for Cooperation by Charles J. Sullivan

Citizen Participation in Saudi Arabia: A Study of the Ministry of Labour by Ala’a Bakur Alshaikh 

British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

Volume 46 Issue 1

Controversy over the Concept ‘Freedom’ during the Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1906– 09) by Mohammad Bitarafan, Sohrab Yazdani, and Hossein Sheiban

Al-Qadā’ wa-l-Qadr: Motivational Representations of Divine Decree and Predestination in Salafi-Jihadi Literature by Shiraz Maher and Alexandra Bissoondath

The Origins of Sectarianism in Egypt and the Fertile Crescent by Yusri Hazran

Beyond Borders: The Egyptian 1947 Epidemic as a Regional and International Crisis by Liat Kozma and Diane Samuels

Tunisia’s Youth: Awakened Identity and Challenges Post-Arab Spring by Zouhir Gabsi

Feeling So Hood. Rap, Lifestyles and the Neighbourhood Imaginary in Tunisia by Stefano Barone

Islam–Science Relation from the Perspective of Post-Revolutionary Iranian Religious Intellectuals by Ali Akbar

Was There a Rule of Law in the Late Ottoman Empire? By Avi Rubin

Romioi–Armenian Friendship in the Ottoman Empire during the Armistice Period (1918–1923) by Ari Şekeryan

Ethnocultural Nationalism and Turkey’s Non-Muslim Minorities during the Early Republican Period by Banu Eligür

The Syrian Conflict and Public Opinion among Syrians in Lebanon by Daniel Corstange 

Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

Volume 82 Issue 1

Subversive Skylines: Local History and the Rise of the Sayyids in Mongol Yazd by Derek J. Mancini-Lander

The Waqf-Endowment Strategy of a Mamluk Military Man: The Contexts, Motives, and Purposes of the Endowments of Qijmās al-Isḥāqī (d. 1487) by Daisuke Igarashi

Central Asian Affairs

Central Asian Affairs

Volume 6 Issue 1

Changing Perceptions of Informal Payments under Privatization of Health Care: The Case of Kazakhstan by Natsuko Oka

Iran’s New Cultural Nationalism: Iranian Cultural Diplomacy in Tajikistan by Lukas Anderson

An Investigation of Journalists’ Job Satisfaction in Bishkek, Capital of the Kyrgyz Republic by Bahtiyar Kurambayev 

Central Asian Survey

Central Asian Survey

Volume 38 Issue 1

Special Issue: Securitisation, Insecurity and Conflict in Contemporary Xinjiang


Securitization, Insecurity and Conflict in Contemporary Xinjiang: Has PRC Counter-terrorism Evolved into State Terror? By Joanne Smith Finley


Old ‘Counter-revolution’, New ‘Terrorism’: Historicizing the Framing of Violence in Xinjiang by the Chinese State by Pablo A. Rodríguez-Merino

What Explains the Rise of Majority–Minority Tensions and Conflict in Xinjiang? By Reza Hasmath

Islam by Smartphone: Reading the Uyghur Islamic Revival on Wechat by Rachel Harris and Aziz Isa

The Wang Lixiong Prophecy: ‘Palestinization’ in Xinjiang and the Consequences of Chinese State Securitization of Religion by Joanne Smith Finley

‘Thoroughly Reforming Them towards a Healthy Heart Attitude’: China’s Political Re-education Campaign in Xinjiang by Adrian Zenz

Colonization with Chinese Characteristics: Politics of (In)Security in Xinjiang and Tibet by Dibyesh Anand 

Contemporary Arab Affairs

Contemporary Arab Affairs

Volume 12 Issue 1

Power and the Security Sector: Thoughts from the Sociology of Power by Blanca Camps-Febrer and Guillem Farrés-Fernández

Securitization Dysfunction: Security Sector Reform in the Occupied Palestinian Territories by Tahani Mustafa

Security Sector Reform and the Competition for Power in Lebanon by Guillem Farrés-Fernández

Egypt’s Military Post-2011: Playing Politics without Internal Cracks by Ebtisam Hussein and Claudia De Martino

The Transformation of the Power Structure and Security in Libya: From a Unified to a Fragmented Security Sector by Laura Feliu and Rachid Aarab

Intended and Unintended Consequences of Security Assistance in Post-2011 Tunisia by Ruth Hanau Santini and Giulia Cimini

Layers of Security: The Security Sector and Power Struggle in Morocco by Blanca Camps-Febrer

Culture and Religion

Culture and Religion

Volume 20 Issue 1

Hackneying Hybridity? Fending off ‘Foreignness’, Khoja Community and Hybridisation in The Magic of Saida by Shilpa Daithota Bhat

Ethical Narratives, Street Kitchens and Doing Religious Difference Amongst Post-Migrant Communities in Contemporary Britain by John Zavos

Gender, Sect and Shrine: Discursive Contestations at Bibi Pak Daman, Lahore by Virinder S. Kalra and Umber Bin Ibad

Towards a Humanistic Approach to the Quran: New Direction in Contemporary Islamic Thought by Ali Akbar

Die Welt des Islams

Die Welt des Islams

Volume 59 Issue 1

Bernard Lewis, Scholar and Mentor by Ami Ayalon and Amy Singer

Official al-Azhar versus al-Azhar Imagined: The Arab Spring and the Revival of Religious Imagination by Masooda Bano and Hanane Benadi

Is China a House of Islam? Chinese Questions, Arabic Answers, and the Translation of Salafism from Cairo to Canton, 1930-1932 by Leor Halevi

A New Look at the Agency of Qāḍīs: Israeli Sharīʿa Courts as a Case Study by Ido Shahar 

History of Religions

History of Religions

Volume 58 Issue 3

A Threefold Heresy: Reassessing Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Animal Sacrifice in Late Antiquity by Curtis Hutt 

Intellectual History of the Islamicate World

Intellectual History of the Islamicate World

Volume 7 Issue 1

Special Issue: The Reception of Avicenna’s Theory of Providence in Post-Avicennism

Introduction by Meryem Sebti and Daniel De Smet

Matter and Nature: On the Foundations of Avicenna’s Theory of Providence: An Overview by Olga L. Lizzini

Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān’s Parable of the Two Generous Men in Avicenna’s Decree and Determination (R. fī l-Qaḍāʾ wa-l-qadar) by Jonathan Dubé

Avicenna’s Theodicy and al-Rāzī’s Anti-Theodicy by Ayman Shihadeh

La Providence divine (al-ʿināya l-ilāhiyya) comme instrument de la rédemption universelle (ḫalāṣ) dans l’ ismaélisme fatimide et ṭayyibite by Daniel De Smet

On Divine Providence: From Avicenna to Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī and Nizārī Ismailism by S.J. Badakhchani


The Fragmentary Ninth/Tenth Century Andalusi Arabic Translation of the Epistle to the Galatians Revisited (Vat. lat. 12900, olim Seguntinus 150 BC Sigüenza) by Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala

A Polemical Tale and its Function in the Jewish Communities of the Mediterranean and the Near East: Toledot Yeshu in Judeo-Arabic by Miriam Goldstein 

International Journal of Islamic Architecture

International Journal of Islamic Architecture

Volume 8 Issue 1

Editorial Essay

Architect-Designed Houses: From Traditional to Modern, a Changing Paradigm in the Islamic World by Hasan-Uddin Khan


Reflections on Architectural Education of the Muslim World within a Global World by Ashraf M. Salama

Design in Theory Articles

Destruction as Layered Event: Twentieth Century Ruins in the Great Mosque of Gaza by Eli Osheroff and Dotan Halevy

Medieval Reports of the Preservation and Looting of Pre-Islamic Burials in South Arabia by Daniel Mahoney

Claiming the Classical Past: Ottoman Archaeology at Lagina by Amanda Herring

Translocating Metropolitan Display Strategies in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Frederick Stibbert, Henri Moser, and Their Orientalist Style Rooms by Francine Giese and Ariane Varela Braga

From Architectural Entities to Social Spaces: Redefining the Notions of Takiyeh and Takiyeh Dowlat by Ashkan Rezvani-Naraghi

Design in Practice Article

Parallel Processes: Spatial Production at Aceh’s Baiturrahman Mosque by Julie Nichols 

International Journal of Middle East Studies

International Journal of Middle East Studies

Volume 51 Issue 1

Precarity and Recognizability

The Litterscape and the Nude: History Escapes in Mansur Bushnaf’s al-ʿIlka (Chewing Gum). by Charis Olszok

The Politics of Recognizability: Giving an Account of Iranian Gay Men’s Lives under Repressive Conditions of Sexuality Governance by Wayne Martino and Jón Ingvar Kjaran

State and Nation Formation

A Familial State: Elite Families, Ministerial Offices, and the Formation of Qajar Iran by Assef Ashraf

Trading Secrets: Constructions and Contexts of Two Middle Eastern Jewish Guards in the Early Petah Tikva Agricultural Colony by Liora R. Halperin

The Evolution and Implementation of a National Curriculum under Conditions of Resistance: The Case of the Palestinians (1970–82) by Philipp O. Amour

Disability Studies in the Middle East and North Africa Roundtable

Disability Studies in the Middle East and North Africa: A Field Emerges by Sara Scalenghe

Domestic Violence in Medieval Disability Narratives by Kristina L. Richardson

Some Observations on Attitudes to Disability in Islamic Law by Vardit Rispler Chaim

Engaging in Productive Conversation: Writing Histories of Medicine and Disability in the Middle East and North Africa by Sandy Sufian

From Patient to Survivor: Mental Health and Disability Studies by Beverly Tsacoyianis

Between Representation and Reality: Disabled Bodies in Arabic Literature by Abir Hamdar

Situating Disability in the Anthropology of the Middle East by Christine Sargent

Review Article

From Genocide to Postgenocide: Survival, Gender, and Politics by Bedross Der Matossian 

Iranian Studies

Iranian Studies

Volume 52 Issue 1-2


Colophons and Marginal Notes of the Avestan Manuscripts of the Pouladi’s Collection in Yazd by Saloumeh Gholami and Mehraban Pouladi

A Zoroastrian Dispute in the Caliph’s Court: The Gizistag Abāliš in its Early Islamic Context by Christian C. Sahner

The Pahlavi National Library Project: Education and Modernization in Late Pahlavi Iran by Robert Steele

Ayatollah Khomeini: From Islamic Government to Sovereign State by Rasoul Namazi

Talking to Workers: From Khomeini to Ahmadinejad, how the Islamic Republic’s Discourse on Labor Changed through May Day Speeches (1979‒2009) by M. Stella Morgana

Aspirations and Job Success of Highly Qualified Second Generation Iranians in Germany by Lars Müller and René Kooij

Primary Sources, Archival Notes

The East India Company’s Farmān, 1622‒1747 by Peter Good

Research Overview

The Atlas of the Languages of Iran (ALI): A Research Overview by Erik Anonby, Mortaza Taheri-Ardali, and Amos Hayes

Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations

Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations

Volume 30 Issue 1

Qur’anic Covenants Reconsidered: mīthāq and ʿahd in Polemical Context by Andrew J. O’Connor

Political Participation of Islamists in Syria: Examining the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood’s Mid-century Democratic Experiment by Dara Conduit

Feudal Economy and Rural Settlement of Oultrejourdain and Their Impact on Muslim Farmers under the Rule of the Crusaders (1099–1189) by Maen Omoush

Shari‘a in Sydney and New York: A Perspective from Professionals and Leaders Dealing with Islamic Law by Adam Possamai, Selda Dagistanli, Bryan S. Turner, and Malcolm Voyce

Returning to the Religion of Abraham: Controversies over the Gafatar Movement in Contemporary Indonesia by Al Makin 

Islamic Law and Society

Islamic Law and Society

Volume 26 Issue 1-2

Khulʿ: Local Contours of a Global Phenomenon by Nadia Sonneveld and Erin Stiles

“It is Your Right to Buy a Divorce”: Judicial Khuluu in Zanzibar by Erin E. Stiles

Khulʿ Divorce in the Netherlands: Dutch Muslim Women Seeking Religious Divorce by Esther Van Eijk

Khul‘ over the longue durée: The Decline of Traditional fiqh-based Divorce Mechanisms in Indonesian Legal Practice by Stijn Cornelis van Huis

The Practice of Khulʿ in Germany: Pragmatism versus Conservativism by Mahmoud Jaraba

Extra-Judicial Khulʿ Divorce in India’s Muslim Personal Law by Sylvia Vatuk

Divorce Reform in Egypt and Morocco: Men and Women Navigating Rights and Duties by Nadia Sonneveld 

Israel Affairs

Israel Affairs

Volume 25 Issue 1

Jewish and Israeli History in Turkish History Textbooks, 1946–2016 by Selim Tezcan and Yalçın Murgul

Arms and Influence: The American‒Israeli Relationship and the 1969‒1970 War of Attrition by David Rodman

Is She Still ‘The Legendary Jewish Mother’? A Comparative Look at Golda Meir’s and Tzipi Livni’s Election Campaign Coverage in the Israeli Press by Gilad Greenwald and Sam Lehman-Wilzig

Jaffa and the Struggle to Impede Tel Aviv’s Expansion 1942–1947 by Tamir Goren

Universal Values in Childhood Concepts and Education in the ‘New Yishuv’, 1882–1914 by Nava Dekel and Ruth Kark

Neo-Marxist Israeli Academics: From Post-Zionism to Anti-Semitism by Dana Barnett

A Secular Holy Land: Pagan Images, Jewish Motifs and National Identity – Reflections on Dorit Feldman’s Artwork by Nava Sevilla-Sadeh

Israel’s Policy towards Its Arab Minority, 1990–2010 by Gadi Hitman

Israeli Media Reality vs. Consumer Attitudes: TV Viewers’ Ethical Perceptions and Attitudes towards Regulation of Embedded Paid Content by Dorit Zimand-Sheiner and Tamar Lahav

Do Institutions Matter in the Age of Governance? The Jewish Agency as a Metaphor by Adi Binhas and Ori Arbel-Ganz

Jerusalem Quarterly

Jerusalem Quarterly

Issue 76


The De-Municipalization of Urban Governance: Post-Ottoman Political Space in Jerusalem by Falestin Naïli

How Strategic Is the Strategic Sectorial Development Plan for Jerusalem? By Nur Arafeh

“Everything Was Anti-Gigantic”: On Architectural Conservation in Palestine’s Central Highlands by Lana Judeh

The Constant Consul of Jerusalem: Edward W. Blatchford by Vicken V. Kalbian

Ahmad Nawash, Painting in Exile by Samia A. Halaby

Palestinian Evangelicals and Christian Zionism by Jonathan Kuttab

Letter from Jerusalem

Khan al-Ahmar: The Onslaught against Jerusalem Bedouins by Hanan Awad 

Journal of Africana Studies

Journal of Africana Studies

Volume 7 Issue 1

Special Issue: East African and Indian Ocean Perspectives

Introduction: Orienting Africana Religious Studies—East African and Indian Ocean Perspectives by Devaka Premawardhana

Navigating African Sacred Geography: Shrines for African Sufi Saints and Spirits in India by Neelima Jeychandran

“It’s All under Christianity”: Religious Territories in Kenya by Yonatan N. Gez, Yvan Droz

Being in Relation: A Critical Appraisal of Religious Diversity and Mission Encounter in Madagascar by Eva Spies

Pentecostalism, Witchcraft, and Islamic Spiritologies in Central Tanzania by Martin Lindhardt

Filling the Pot: The Remembrance of African Sufi Ancestor-Saints and the Reclamation of African Historical Heritage in Ahmedabad, Gujarat by Jazmin Graves

A Hybrid Performance: East African Spirit Possession and Sri Lankan Manhas by Shihan De Silva Jayasuriya

Polyontologism: When “Syncretism” Does Not Suffice by Janet Mcintosh

Islamic Law, Colonialism, and Mecca’s Shadow in the Horn of Africa by Mark Fathi Massoud

Islamic Zanzibar: Between the Indian Ocean and the African Mainland by Hanna Nieber


Africana Perspectives on Islamophobia by Sylvester A. Johnson, Edward E. Curtis IV, Kristian Petersen, Michael Brandon McCormack, Zeinab McHeimech, Will Caldwell, and Alejandro Escalante

Intersectional Islamophobia: The Case of a Black Ahmadi Muslim Celebrity by Kristian Petersen

“I’m a Muslim . . . What’s Wrong with That?”: Representational Interventions in Islamophobia at the Muhammad Ali Center by Michael Brandon Mccormack

Resisting Islamophobia via [Redacted] Prayers in the Handwritten Autobiographies of ʿUmar ibn Sayyid and Mohamedou Ould Slahi by Zeinab Mcheimech

“A Sword of Wrath, the Executor of Sinister Adventures”: Domestic Islamophobia and International Black Muslim Solidarities during the Cold War by Will Caldwell

The Long Arc of Islamophobia: African Slavery, Islam, and the Caribbean World by Alejandro Escalante 

Journal of the American Oriental Society

Journal of the American Oriental Society

Volume 139 Issue 1

Persian in Arabic Poetry: Identity Politics and Abbasid Macaronics by Lara Harb

The Opening Formula and Witness Clauses in Arabic Legal Documents from the Early Islamic Period by Geoffrey Khan

Journal of Arabic Literature

Journal of Arabic Literature

Volume 50 Issue 1

Unpacking Saʿdallāh Wannūs’ Private Library: On the (After)Lives of Books by Sonja Mejcher-Atassi

Scripture as Literature: The Bible, the Qurʾān, and Aḥmad Fāris al-Shidyāq by Rana Issa

Reframing the Politics of Aesthetic Appropriation in the Late-Nahḍah Novel: The Case of “Plagiarism” in Ibrāhīm al-Māzinī’s Ibrāhīm al-kātib by Maria Elena Paniconi

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

Volume 62 Issue 1

Politics, Economy and Islam in ‘Dutch Ponnāni’, Malabar Coast by Mahmood Kooria

Forcing the Wealthy to Pay Their Fair Share? The Politics of Rural Taxes in 17th-Century Ottoman Damascus by Malissa Taylor

The Power of Property: Land Tenure in Fāṭimid Egypt by Chris Wickham

Being Soviet, Muslim, Modernist, and Fundamentalist in 1950s Central Asia by Paolo Sartori and Bakhtiyar Babajanov

The Early Islamic Mining Boom by Michael Morony

Educated with Distinction: Educational Decisions and Girls’ Schooling in Late Ottoman Syria by Christian Sassmannshausen 

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

Volume 62 Issue 2-3

Special Issue: Mobility Transformations and Cultural Exchange in Mongol Eurasia

Introduction: Mobility Transformations and Cultural Exchange in Mongol Eurasia by Michal Biran

Formation and Changes of Uluses in the Mongol Empire by Hodong Kim

Muslim-style Mausolea across Mongol Eurasia: Religious Syncretism, Architectural Mobility and Cultural Transformation by Sheila Blair

Reflections on the Islamization of Mongol Khans in Comparative Perspective by Peter Jackson

Like Stars in the Sky: Networks of Astronomers in Mongol Eurasia by Qiao Yang

The Maritime and Continental Networks of Kīsh Merchants under Mongol Rule: The Role of the Indian Ocean, Fārs and Iraq by Yasuhiro Yokkaichi

Libraries, Books, and Transmission of Knowledge in Ilkhanid Baghdad by Michal Biran

Controlling Memory and Movement: The Early Ming Court and the Changing Chinggisid World by David Robinson

Journal of Humanity and Society

Journal of Humanity and Society

Volume 9 Issue 1

David Hume’s Account of Justice by Enes Eryılmaz

Institutions and Economic Development: Methodological Analysis of Timur Kuran’s Approach to Islamic Economics by Adem Levent

Religion and Mentality: Daily Life Routines of Male Students between The Ages of 20-25 by Köksal Pekdemir

Fluidization of Religious Identities on Cyberspace by Mustafa Derviş Dereli

YouTubers as a Popular Culture Role Model: A Research Study on Private School Students by Yunus Ergen 

Journal of Islamic Studies

Journal of Islamic Studies

Volume 30 Issue 1

An Historiographical Analysis of the Arabic Accounts of Early Mosques: With Special Reference to Those at Madina, Baṣra and Kūfa by Essam S Ayyad

Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ’s Religious Reform and Magic: Beyond the Ismaʿili Hypothesis by Liana Saif

Overcoming Nihilism Through Sufism: An Analysis of Iqbal’s Article on ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Jīlī by Feyzullah Yilmaz 

The Journal of the Middle East and Africa

The Journal of the Middle East and Africa

Volume 10 Issue 1

Special Issue: Focus on Jewish Africa

Who Is a Jew (in Africa)? Definitional and Ethical Considerations in the Study of Sub-Saharan Jewry and Judaism by William F. S. Miles

Omenana as Postcolonial Mythopoetics: An Introduction to the Writings of Remy Ilona by Walter Isaac

Jewish Conversion Matters in Côte d’Ivoire by Marla Brettschneider

Revisiting History, Rethinking Identity: Some Cabo Verdean Profiles in Afro-Jewish Journeys by Alma Gottlieb

The Role of the Internet in the Promulgation of Judaism and Jewish Identity in Central Africa by Nathan P. Devir

Journal of Middle East Women's Studies

Journal of Middle East Women's Studies

Volume 15 Issue 1

Special Issue: Gender Negotiations: Immigration, Religion, Colonialism, and National Constitutions

From the New Editorial Team by Soha Bayoumi, Sherine Hafez, and Ellen McLarney

Subversive Sisterhood: Gender, Hybridity, and Transnationalism in ʿAfifa Karam’s Fatima al-Badawiyya (Fatima the Bedouin, 1909) by Elizabeth Claire Saylor

Inadvertent Traditionalism: Orientalism and the Self-Presentations of Polish Jewish Women Immigrants to Israel in the 1950s by Aziza Khazzoom

Interrogating the Constructions of Masculinist Protection and Militarism in the Syrian Constitution of 1973 by Rahaf Aldoughli

De-imperializing Gender: Religious Revivals, Shifting Beliefs, and the Unexpected Trajectory of Laila Lalami’s Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Kimberly Wedeven Segall

Third Space

From the New Editorial Team of Third Space by Susana Galán and Angie Abdelmonem

Empowering Arab Immigrant Women in Chicago: The Arab Women’s Committee by Rasmea Odeh

When Women Demand Prayer Space: Women in Mosques Campaign in Turkey by Oguz Alyanak 

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs

Volume 39 Issue 1

The Rohingya Crisis – Historical & Contemporary

The Current Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar in Historical Perspective by Jobair Alam

The Ethnic Minority Question and Rohingya Crisis in Contemporary Myanmar by Kunal Mukherjee

The Rohingya Crisis – Demography & Identity

Forced Migration and the Expatriation of the Rohingya: A Demographic Assessment of Their Historical Exclusions and Statelessness by Mehebub Sahana, Selim Jahangir, and MD. Anisujjaman

The Rohingya Crisis: The Centrality of Identity and Citizenship by Nehginpao Kipgen

Freedom & Democracy

Western Liberal Democracy: The Struggle of Muslims for Freedom, Equality and Dignity by Yusuf Nebhan Aydin

Challenges Of Leadership & Identity

Failure of Muslim Leadership in America from the Perspective of First-Generation Muslim Americans: A Phenomenological Study by Noor Mobeen, Shaan Shahabuddin, Chanda Elbert, and Fred E. Bonner

Spaces of Muslim Identity in Inverness, Scotland by Marina Salnikova and Bruce D’Arcus

The Armenian Lost Cause and the Interpreted History of the American Civil War by Edward J. Erickson


Measures for Counter Terrorism: Rethinking U.K. Government’s Prevent Strategy by John Morris

How Islamic Law Is Studied Today: An Overview by Fikret Karčić

Journal of Muslims in Europe

Journal of Muslims in Europe

Volume 8 Issue 1

“From Hypocrisy to Sincerity”: An Analysis of Motivational Narratives in Islamic State Propaganda by Gustav Larsson

The AKP’s “Pious Youth in Cyprus” Project and the Turkish Cypriot “Deviations” by Nikos Moudouros

Muslims as Participants in Political and Legal Processes in the Russian Empire in the Early Twentieth Century by Elizabeth A. Pakhomova and Maxim N. Fomichev

Muslim–Christian Conversion in Modern Russia and the Idea of Russia as a Eurasian Islamo-Christian Space: A Preliminary Hermeneutic Account by Dominic Rubin

“When I Finally Heard My Own Voice”: Dialogical Articulations of Self-making When Moving out of Islam in the Netherlands by Maria Vliek

On Being a (Good) Muslim in the West: Four Contributions by Dutch Muslim Publicists by Welmoet Boender 

The Journal of North African Studies

The Journal of North African Studies

Volume 24 Issue 1

Special Issue: Mediterranean Crossroads: Spanish-Moroccan Relations in Past and Present


Morocco’s Hirak Movement and Legacies of Contention in the Rif by Anne Wolf


Mediterranean Crossroads: Spanish-Moroccan Relations in Past and Present by David Stenner


The Travel Writer in Disguise: Ali Bey and the Construction of a National Hispano-Arabic Discourse (1800 – Present) by Bernardo Antonio González

Hispano-Moroccan Mimesis in the Spanish War on Tetouan and Its Occupation (1859–62) by Itzea Goikolea-amiano

Esa puta llamada Tanger, That Whore Called Tangier: Tropes and Practices of Tangerine Prostitution in Hispanophone Memoir and Fiction by Camila Pastor De Maria Campos

Moroccan Jews and the Spanish Colonial Imaginary, 1903–1951 by Eric Calderwood

Spanish-Maghribi (Moroccan) Relations beyond Exceptionalism: A Postcolonial Perspective by Gonzalo Fernández Parrilla and Carlos Cañete

Narratives on the Margins of History: Memory and the Commemoration of the Moriscos by Elena Arigita

Waiting to Burn: Spanish-Maghribi Relations and the Making of a New Migrant Class by Isabella Alexander

Work, Love, Refuge, and Adventure: Contemporary Spanish Migrants in the City of Tangier by Catherine Therrien 

The Journal of North African Studies

The Journal of North African Studies

Volume 24 Issue 2


The Western Sahara and the United States by George Joffé


The Rise of Electoral Salafism in Egypt and Tunisia: The Use of Democracy as a Master Frame by Emmanuel Karagiannis

Comparing the First Provisional Administrations in Tunisia and Libya: Some Tentative Conclusions by Sabina Henneberg

Myths, Masterplots and Sexual Harassment in Egypt by Neil Sadler

The Optimal Size of Government in Egypt: An Empirical Investigation by Israa A. El Husseiny

Winner of the 2017 Mark Tessler AIMS Graduate Student Prize Paper

Surrogacy: Temporary Familial Bonds and the Bondage of Origins in Fouad Laroui’s Une année chez les Français by Jocelyn A. Frelier 

The Journal of Ottoman Studies

The Journal of Ottoman Studies

Issue 53

Witnesses in the Ottoman Courts: The Transition from shuhûd al-‘udûl to shuhûd al-hâl by İsmai̇l E. Erünsal

Families in the Formation Stage of the Ottoman Empire According to Endowment Deeds II: The Family of Timurtaş Paşa by Vedat Turgut

Waqf Inscription of Umur Beg: A Study on Inspiration and Context by Mustafa Çağhan Keski̇n

A Safavid Bureaucrat in the Ottoman World: Mirza Makhdum Sharifi Shirazi and the Quest for Upward Mobility in the İlmiye Hierarchy by Ki̇oumars Ghereghlou

The First Cretan Rebellion against the Ottoman Authority: Narratives and Sources by Yakup Öztürk

Rapid-Fire Artillery in the Ottoman Empire II (1773-1807): Tactics, Drill, Battlefield Effectiveness and the New Order by Fati̇h Yeşi̇l and Ömer Gezer

The Syriac Orthodox Church in the Late Period of Ottoman State and the Administration of the Syriac Orthodox Community by Ramazan Erhan Güllü

Reminiscence of a Forgotten Inheritage in Celvetiyye of Cyprus: The Building and Revival of the Mausoleum and Dervish Lodge of Kutup Osman Efendi in Magosa by Mustafa Eyyamoğlu and Nuran Kara Pi̇lehvari̇an 

Journal of Palestine Studies

Journal of Palestine Studies

Volume 48 Issue 2


“Smart” Colonialism and Digital Divestment: A Case Study by Anna Kensicki

Deciphering Germany’s Pro-Israel Consensus by Leandros Fischer

Special Document File

The Jewish Nation-State Law by Hassan Jabareen and Suhad Bishara


The Idolatry of Force (Part II): Militarism in Israel’s Garrison State by Paul Gaston Aaron


Shifting Sands: Zionism & American Jewry by Barry Trachtenberg and Kyle Stanton

Journal of Persianate Studies

Journal of Persianate Studies

Volume 11 Issue 2

The Coronation of the Early Sasanians, Ctesiphon, and the Great Diadem of Paikuli by Michael Shenkar

How to Rule the World: Occult-Scientific Manuals of the Early Modern Persian Cosmopolis by Matthew Melvin-Koushki

Some Critical Remarks on the Migration of Iranian Poets to India in the Safavid Era by Saeid Shafieioun

Betrayed by Earth and Sky: Poetry of Disaster and Restoration in Eighteenth-Century Iran by Matthew C. Smith

Fayz Mohammad Kāteb and Gholām Mohammad Ghobār’s Divergent Allegories of an Afghan Rebellion by Elham Bakhtary

New Nation, New History: Promoting National History in Tajikistan by James D. Clark 

Journal of Qur'anic Studies

Journal of Qur'anic Studies

Volume 21 Issue 1

Taste My Punishment and My Warnings (Q. 54:39): On the Torments of Tantalus and Other Painful Metaphors of Taste in the Qur’an by Thomas Hoffmann

Ambiguity, Ideology, and Doctrine Propagation in Qur’an Translation by Burçin K. Mustafa

Tropology and Inimitability: Ibn ʿĀshūr’s Theory of tafsīr in the Ten Prolegomena to al-Taḥrīr wa’l-tanwīr by Gibril Fouad Haddad

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

Volume 29 Issue 1

Al-Khansā’’s Poem in -ālahā and Its Qur’ānic Echoes. The Long and the Short of It by Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila

Persian Poetry, Sufism and Ismailism: The Testimony of Khwājah Qāsim Tushtarī’s Recognizing God by Shafique N. Virani

Hidden from Scholarly Eyes for a Century: An Unknown Bāysunghurī Manuscript Sheds New Light on His Court and Library by Shiva Mihan

The 1921 Anglo-Afghan Treaty: How Britain’s ‘Man on the Spot’ Shaped This Agreement by Ann Wilks 

Mathal – Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies

Mathal – Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies

Volume 6 Issue 1

Wisdom (Hikmah) as Perceived by Iranian Muslim Scholars: Reflections on Ibn Sina, Ghazali, and Suhrawardi by Leyla H. Tajer and Amir H. Zekrgoo

Medieval Encounters

Medieval Encounters

Volume 25 Issue 1-2

Special Issue: The Medieval Iberian Treasury in the Context of Cultural Interchange

Caskets of Silver and Ivory from Diverse Parts of the World: Strategic Collecting for an Iberian Treasury by Therese Martin

Narrating the Treasury: What Medieval Iberian Chronicles Choose to Recount about Luxury Objects by Ana Rodríguez

Textiles from the Museum of San Isidoro (León): New Evidence for Re-evaluating Their Chronology and Provenance by Ana Cabrera Lafuente

Sovereign, Saint, and City: Honor and Reuse of Textiles in the Treasury of San Isidoro (Leon) by María Judith Feliciano

Between León and the Levant: The Infanta Sancha’s Altar as Material Evidence for Medieval History by Jitske Jasperse

Demons and Diversity in León by Pamela A. Patton

Jews, Real and Imagined, at San Isidoro de León and Beyond by Julie A. Harris

Middle East Critique

Middle East Critique

Volume 28 Issue 1

Imperial Grandeur and Selective Memory: Re-assessing Neo-Ottomanism in Turkish Foreign and Domestic Politics by Edward Wastnidge

When Syrian ‘Girls’ Meet Turkish ‘Boys’: Mapping Gendered Stories of Mixed Marriages by Selin Akyuz and Özgün Tursun

Heterotopias of the Neoliberal Egyptian State in Sonallah Ibrahim’s Narratives by Mohamed Wajdi Ben Hammed

Making Refugees Work? The Politics of Integrating Syrian Refugees into the Labor Market in Jordan by Katharina Lenner and Lewis Turner

The Middle East Journal

The Middle East Journal

Volume 73 Issue 1

Co-optation, Counter-Narratives, and Repression: Protesting Lebanon’s Sectarian Power-Sharing Regime by Carmen Geha

The End of the Battle for Bahrain and the Securitization of Bahraini Shi’a by Simon Mabon

Sectarianized Securitization in Turkey in the Wake of the 2011 Arab Uprisings by Ceren Lord

Republican People’s Party People: Partisan Polarization in the Republic of Turkey, 1950–1953 by Reuben Silverman

Iraq under UN Embargo, 1990–2003: Food Security, Agriculture, and Regime Survival by Eckart Woertz

Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication

Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication

Volume 12 Issue 1

Special Issue: Reading Popular Music in the Arab Region and in the Diaspora


Reading Popular Music in the Arab Region and in the Diaspora by Nisrine Mansour and Tarik Sabry


On the Origins of Pop Rai by Ted Swedenburg

Decontextualizing Arabic Music in France and in the United States: Redefining the Conditions of a Musical Practice by Maxime Jaffré

Deciphering Egyptian Rap Ciphers by Nicholas Mangialardi

Music, Politics and ‘Organic Artists’ during the Arab Spring: Contention vs. Status Quo in Tunisia and Morocco by Amina Boubia

The ‘Aura’ of Home: Fairouz and the Arab Diaspora of Doha, Qatar by Dima Issa

Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

Volume 55 Issue 1

From Colony to Capital: Reconsidering the Socio-Economic and Political History of Amman, 1878–1928 by Marwan D. Hanania

A Tale of Two Railways and the Reuter Family by Ceren Uçan

From Young Turks to Modern Turkey: The Story of Hüseyin Aziz Akyürek (Aziz Bey), the Last Director of the Ottoman General Security Service by Eliezer Tauber

Naqshbandi Sufis and Their Conception of Place, Time and Fear on the Turkish-Syrian Border and Borderland by Ramazan Aras

Echoes of Domestic Silence: Mechanisms of Concealment in Cases of ‘Family Honour Killings’ in Mandate Palestine by Badi Hasisi and Deborah Bernstein

Pantheonizing the Jerusalem Haram: From Pan-Islamic to a National Palestinian Pantheon by Yitzhak Reiter

‘Exempted Soldiers’ in the ‘New Sensitivity Military’: Public Opinion among Jewish Israelis Concerning Selective Conscientious Objection (Military Refusal) and the Military Recruitment Model by Udi Lebel and Eithan Orkibi

Hype, Disillusionment and Capacity Problems: Turkish Cypriot Media and the European Union by Ioannis N. Grigoriadis and Cagkan Felek

‘This is a Prison…A Death in Life’: Reza Shah’s Troubled Exile on the Island of Mauritius by Shaul Bakhash


Political Stability, Transition and Conflict: Tajikistan Compared with Georgia by Babak Rezvani 

Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

Volume 55 Issue 2

Special Issue: Dimensions of Security in the Maghreb

Dimensions of Security by J. N. C. Hill and Francesco Cavatorta

Transnational Security Challenges in North Africa: Moroccan Foreign Fighters in Syria 2012–2016 by Mohammed Masbah

The Deep Roots of Libya’s Security Fragmentation by Jean-Louis Romanet Perroux

The Politics of Security Reform in Post-2011 Tunisia: Assessing the Role of Exogenous Shocks, Domestic Policy Entrepreneurs and External Actors by Ruth Hanau Santini and Giulia Cimini

Reassessing the Power of Regional Security Providers: The Case of Algeria and Morocco by Anouar Boukhars

The Politics of Consensus: Al-Nahda and the Stability of the Tunisian Transition by Rory McCarthy

Authoritarian Resilience and Regime Cohesion in Morocco after the Arab Spring by J. N. C. Hill 

The Muslim World

The Muslim World

Volume 109 Issue 1-2

Special Issue: Francis of Assisi Encounters Sultan al‐Malik al‐Kāmil

Foreword by Fareed Z. Munir and Jason Welle

The Loneliness of Francis of Assisi: The Reception by the Franciscan Order of the Encounter of Francis with the Sultan in the First Half of the 13th Century by Michael F. Cusato

Power, Piety, and Knowledge: al‐Malik al‐Kāmil and the Burden of Kingship by Kurt J. Werthmuller

St. Francis and the Sultan: The Franciscans and the Holy Land (14th‐17th Centuries) by Michele Campopiano

St. Clare and St. Francis: The Christian‐Muslim Encounter in Italian Art by Nirit Ben‐Aryeh Debby

Two Filmmakers Reflect on Francis by Mohamed Kenawi, Alexander Kronemer, and Jason Welle

Islam and the Myth of the Other: The Noble Colloquy between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan al‐Malik al‐Kāmil by Farhan Mujahid Chak

The Encounter Between Francis of Assisi and al‐Malik al‐Kāmil and its Relevance for Muslim‐Christian Relations and Contemporary International Relations by Scott M. Thomas

To Be a Saint and a Sultan in a Post‐Secular Society: Translating a Thirteenth Century Religious Discourse in Order to Rescue the Modern World by Dustin J. Byrd

Politics and Religion

Politics and Religion

Volume 12 Issue 1

Islam and the Islamic State’s Magazine, Dabiq by Tim Jacoby

Israel and the Islamist Challenge: Old Dilemmas, New Approaches by Suheir Abu Oksa Daoud 

Sociology of Islam

Sociology of Islam

Volume 7 Issue 1

Outside of the Law: Khomeini’s Legacy of Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in the Islamic Republic by Alexander Nachman

Reevaluating Sectarianism in Light of Sufi Islam: The Case-Studies of the Naqshbandiyya and Qadiriyya in Syria and Iraq by Elisheva Machlis

Beyond the Enigma of the Veil: Representation of Women’s Status in Post-revolutionary Iran by Iranian–American Memoirs by Zeinab Ghasemi and Seyed Mohammad Marandi

Competing Frames of the Gülen Movement: The Case of Malaysia by Saleena Saleem and Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman 

Turkish Studies

Turkish Studies

Volume 20 Issue 1

Growing Perceived Threat and Prejudice as Sources of Intolerance: Evidence from the 2015 Turkish General Elections by Cengiz Erişen and Emre Erdoğan

Nationalist Bias in Turkish Official Discourse on Hate Speech: A Rawlsian Criticism by Cem Deveci and Burcu Nur Binbuğa Kınık

Erosion of Central Bank Independence in Turkey by Seda Demiralp and Selva Demiralp

An Analysis on Multiculturality Attitudes of High School Students: The Case of Turkey by Nurettin Özgen and Nilüfer Köşker

The Armenian Genocide and Armenian Identity in Modern Turkish Novels by Özlem Belçim Galip

Persistent Othering in Turkish Cinema: The Stereotyped and Gendered Greek Identity by Levent Yılmazok

Local Actors’ Actions in Turkish Cinema during the 1990s: A Political Economy Perspective by R. Arzu Kalemci 

Turkish Studies

Turkish Studies

Volume 20 Issue 2

Special Issue: Women’s Empowerment in Turkey

Introduction by Kürşat Çınar


Women and the City: Female Empowerment in the World, 1960–2014 by Kürşat Çınar

Does Migration Contribute to Women’s Empowerment? Portrait of Urban Turkey and Istanbul by Değer Eryar, Hasan Tekgüç, and Sule Toktas

Untangling the Gender Gap: Nomination and Representativeness in Turkish Local Elections by Kerem Yildirim and Gülnur Kocapinar

Women’s Empowerment on a Local Level in Turkey: The Case of Violence Against Women by Ahu Sumbas and Berrin Koyuncu

The Making of the ‘New’ Patriarch in Women’s Self-Narrations of Political Empowerment: The Case of Local Female AKP Politicians in the Aftermath of 2009 Elections by Sezen Yaraş

Married to Anatolian Tigers: Business Masculinities, Relationalities, and Limits to Empowerment by Selin Akyüz, Feyda Sayan-Cengiz, Aslı Çırakman, and Dilek Cindoğlu