Spring 2019 Journal Roundup

[Updated: 16 July] Check out our Journal Roundups for the latest articles in Islamic studies. Fourteen iterations have been published and the Spring 2019 edition is now online. The Spring Edition currently has issues from fifty-two journals in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines and will be revised as more journals announce their spring 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 journals@themaydan.com.





Volume 2 Issue 1

Correlating Findings from the Central Helmand Archaeological Study (CHAS) with Those from Previous Surveys in the Central Helmand Valley, Afghanistan by Marc A. Abramiuk

Early Iron Age Culture of Sistan, Afghanistan by Mitchell Allen and William B. Trousdale

What Is the “Afghan Genizah”? A Short Guide to the Collection of the Afghan Manuscripts in the National Library of Israel, with the Edition of Two Documents by Ofir Haim

Fashion Ware in Mes Aynak, Logar: Chronology and Comparison (with an Appendix on a Single Specimen of Tulip-bowl from Site MA-100) by Noor Agha Noori, Luca M. Olivieri, and Elisa Iori

Regions and Regional Variations in Hellenistic Central Asia: What Pottery Assemblages Can Tell Us by Gabriele Puschnigg and Jean-Baptiste Houal

Kharita: The Royal Art of Letter Dispatching by Ula Zeir

Brahmi Legends on Umayyad Fulus: Interrogating Local Minting Practices and Numismatic Transculturation in Gandhara (ca. 750 CE) by Waleed Ziad

Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics

Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics

Volume 39

Special Issue: Transnational Drama: Theater and Performance

English and French Section

Catharsis et théâtrothérapie: L’utopie ludique dans L’île des esclaves de Marivaux by Randa Sabry

Redefining Theater: Yusuf Idris’s al-Farāfīr and the Work of Cultural Decolonization by Emily Sibley

A View from the Moon: Allegories of Representation in Tawfīq al-Ḥakīm and H. G. Wells by Merve Tabur

Saddīkī’s Textual Recoveries: Arab Theater as Biofacticity by Youssef Yacoubi

Senegalese Theater Unabashed: Wolof Drama and Cultural Liberation by Bojana Coulibaly

Performativity in Black Internationalist Poetics as Exemplified in Robeson and Hughes by Kai Hang Cheang

Outside Looking in: Unexpected Encounters of Dramatic Time and Place by Frank Bradley

Approaching Sa‘dallāh Wannūs’s Drama: The Manifestos for a New Arab Theater by Asaad Alsaleh

Arabic Section

Arab Political Issues in Contemporary English Theater by Sabry Hafez

Alternative Dramaturgy in Contemporary Arab Theater and Postdramatic Issues by Khalid Amine

Women, Memory, and War in Syria: Emerging Dramatic Texts by Manal al-Natour

Al-Masraḥ, the Magazine of Theater Culture: The Phoenix’s Multiple Risings by Mustafa Riad

El-Warsha: First Independent Egyptian Theater Troupe by Nora Amin

Reflections on What Is Unsaid by Scheherazade: From Creativity to Performance by Mounira Soliman

Fanon, Revolutionary Playwright by Robert J. C. Young (Translated by Ramy Amin)

Theater as Cultural Project (Interview) by Hoda Wasfi

Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur'an and Hadith Studies

Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur'an and Hadith Studies

Volume 17 Issue 1

Muḥammad’s Conversations with the Bedouin: A Speech-Act Analysis of Prophetic Discourse in Hadith by Mohd Faizal Kasmani, Sofia Hayati Yusoff, and Osama Kanaker

Christian-Muslim Relations: An Analysis of the Quranic Articulation of Christian Friendliness to Muslims by Tazul Islam

Quranic Messages on Environmental Sustainability: An Expository Study of Its Relevance by Asmawati Muhamad, Abdul Halim Syihab, and Meguellati Achour

The Relationship between the Letters of Al-Iḫlāṣ (Q 112:1-4) and Their Iterations Using B-Spline Function by Faoziya S.M. Musbah

Fever in the Perspective of Hadith and Malay Medical Manuscript: An Analysis on Kitab Bermacam-Macam Khasiat by Nurulwahidah Fauzi, Khadher Ahmad, and Wan Noor Azila Binti Wan Kamaruzaman

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

Volume 36 Issue 2

A Review of Contemporary Arabic Scholarship on the Use of Isrāʾīliyyāt for Interpreting the Qurʾan by Kareem Rosshandler

Quine’s Ontology and the Islamic Tradition by Abbas Ahsan

Review Essay

Hadith: Muhammad’s Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World, 2nd ed. By Abu Zayd

Arab Law Quarterly

Arab Law Quarterly

Volume 33 Issue 2

Fundamental Breach of Contract in Terms of the UN Sales Convention and Emirates Law: A Comparative Legal Study by Mahmoud Fayyad

Islamic Financial Law and the Law of the United Arab Emirates: Disjuncture and the Necessity for Reform by Jonathan George Ercanbrack

The Effect of ‘Motive’ on Characterising Organised Tawarruq by Suhaib Walid Sharaiyra and Maher Haswa

Undue Intrusion on Parties’ Autonomy Finally Amended: An Observation of Article 51 of the Jordanian Arbitration Law by Ahmed Mohammad Al-Hawamdeh and Ahmad Abed Alla Alhusban

Arab Studies Journal

Arab Studies Journal

Volume 27 Issue 1

Confronting a Colonial Rule of Property: The al-Sakhina Case in Mandate Palestine by Munir Fakher Eldin 

The Sobky Recipe and the Struggle Over “The Popular” in Egypt by Chihab El Khachab 

Comic Images and the Art of Witnessing: A Visual Analysis of Joe Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza Nawal by Musleh-Motut 

No One to See Here: Genres of Neutralization and the Ongoing Nakba by Shir Alon 

Resistance into Incitement: Translation, Legislation, “Early Detection,” and the Palestinian Poet’s Intention by Liron Mor

Arab Studies Quarterly

Arab Studies Quarterly

Volume 41 Issue 2

The Dialectic of Nonsimultaneity in Bahaa Taher’s Sunset Oasis by Karam AbuSehly

Revisiting Hitti’s Thoughts on Palestine and Arab Identity by Gregory J. Shibley

Empathy and the Lebanese Civil War of 1958 in the USA by Maurice Jr. Labelle

British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

Volume 46 Issue 2

Special Issue: Diasporas from the Middle East: Transnational Identities, Agency and Impact on Homeland Conflicts


Diasporas from the Middle East: Displacement, Transnational Identities and Homeland Politics by Bahar Baser and Amira Halperin


Assessing Co-development Projects for Civil Society Building in Iraq: The Case of the Iraqi Diaspora and Swedish Institutions Following the 2003 Intervention in Iraq by Oula Kadhum

Long-distance Nationalism and Belonging in the Libyan Diaspora (1969–2011) by Alice Alunni

The Making of a Transnational Religion: Alevi Movement in Germany and the World Alevi Union by Derya Özkul

Jewish Immigrants from the Greater Middle East to France and Belgium: Ethnic Identity and Patterns of Integration by Lilach Lev Ari

The Syrian Refugees—Left to Their Fate by Eyal Zisser

Contemporary Art on the Current Refugee Crisis: The Problematic of Aesthetics versus Ethics by Balca Arda

Central Asian Affairs

Central Asian Affairs

Volume 6 Issue 2-3

Special Issue: The Islamic Mediascape in Central Asia

Introduction to the Islamic Mediascape in Central Asia by Wendell Schwab

Islamic Media in Soviet Central Asia by Eren Tasar

Islam and Cultural Heritage on Tajik Television by Benjamin Gatling

The Transformation of Tajikistan’s Religious Field: From Religious Pluralism to Authoritarian Inertia by Shahnoza Nozimova and Tim Epkenhans

The Rhetoric of Islamic Debate in Kazakhstani Mass Media by Wendell Schwab

“Where is Our Honor?” Sports, Masculinity, and Authority in Kazakhstani Islamic Media by Ulan Bigozhin

Atheism 2.0: Searching for Spaces for Atheism in Contemporary Kyrgyzstan by Maria Louw

Religion, Power, and Contemporary Art in Central Asia: Visualizing and Performing Islam by Diana T. Kudaibergenova

Central Asian Survey

Central Asian Survey

Volume 38 Issue 2

Can Smartphones Empower Labour Migrants? The Case of Kyrgyzstani Migrants in Russia by Vanessa Ruget and Burul Usmanalieva

Mobile Phones and Self-determination among Muslim Youth in Uzbekistan by Haruka Kikuta

Kazakhstani Public Opinion of the United States and Russia: Testing Variables of (Un)Favourability by Marlene Laruelle and Dylan Royce

Discourses of Russian-speaking Youth in Nazarbayev’s Kazakhstan: Soviet Legacies and Responses to Nation-building by Matthew Blackburn

Emptying Lakes, Filling Up Seas: Hydroelectric Dams and the Ambivalences of Development in Late Soviet Central Asia by Moritz Florin

Transitions from Dirty to Clean Energy in Low-income Countries: Insights from Kyrgyzstan by Rahat Sabyrbekov and Nurgul Ukueva

Review Essay

Environmental Migrations in Central Asia: A Multifaceted Approach to the Issue by Suzy Blondin

Contemporary Arab Affairs

Contemporary Arab Affairs

Volume 12 Issue 2

Socialism or Neoliberal Barbarism: Reconstructing Nasser’s Arab Socialism by Seif Da’na

Social Media and Urban Social Movements: The Anatomy of Continued Protest in Authoritarian Contexts by Magdalena Karolak

“We Speak the Truth!”: Knowledge and Politics in Friday’s Sermons in Lebanon by Sari Hanafi

Political Division and Social Destruction: Generalized Trust in Palestine by Abdalhadi Alijla

The Trap of Urban Planning Development in Jerusalem by Rasim Khamaisi

A Floating Commercial Stronghold: The Increasing Role of Chinese Hong Kong in the Middle East by Shirzad Azad

An Assessment of Turkish and Saudi Policy towards the Gulf Crisis: Three Levels of Analysis by Sinem Cengiz

Contemporary Islam

Contemporary Islam

Volume 13 Issue 1

Special Issue: Al-Ghayb: The Poetics and Politics of the Unseen in Islam

A Second Look at Invisibility: Al-Ghayb, Islam, Ethnography by Nils Bubandt, Mikkel Rytter, and Christian Suhr

The Unknown in the Egyptian Uprising: Towards an Anthropology of al-Ghayb by Amira Mittermaier

Burdening Visions: The Haunting of the Unseen in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan by Maria Louw

The Hair of the Prophet: Relics and the Affective Presence of the Absent Beloved among Sufis in Denmark by Mikkel Rytter

Metaphors and Paradoxes: Secrecy, Power and Subjectification in Sufi Initiation in Aleppo, Syria by Paulo G. Pinto

Hidden Sufis and Political Effects of the Unseen: Cosmological Activism in Contemporary Lahore, Pakistan by Ida Sofie Matzen

Spirits as Technology: Tech-gnosis and the Ambivalent Politics of the Invisible in Indonesia by Nils Bubandt

Islamic Exorcism and the Cinema Fist: Analyzing Exorcism among Danish Muslims through the Prism of Film by Christian Suhr

Contemporary Levant

Contemporary Levant

Volume 4 Issue 1

Special Issue: The British Mandate in Palestine: New Histories, New Historical Agents and Re-framing Old Paradigms


Historiography and Approaches to the British Mandate in Palestine: New Questions and Frameworks by Lauren Banko


Interview with James Renton by James Renton

Interview with Abigail Jacobson by Abigail Jacobson

Interview with Andrew Patrick by Andrew Patrick

Interview with Jacob Norris by Jacob Norris


Reading Palestinian Agency in Mandate History: The Narrative of the Buraq Revolt as Anti-relational by Rana Barakat

Incarcerating the Insane: Debating Responsibility for Criminal Lunatics between Prisons, Hospitals, and Families in British Mandate Palestine by Chris Wilson

Making Jerusalem the Centre of the Muslim World: Pan-Islam and the World Islamic Congress of 1931 by Nicholas E. Roberts

‘This Is Palestine’: History and Modernity in Guidebooks to Mandate Palestine by Sarah Irving

Constructing Modern Identity – New Patterns of Leisure and Recreation in Mandatory Palestine by Maayan Hillel

Culture and Religion

Culture and Religion

Volume 20 Issue 2

Intersectional Cosmopolitanism: Muslim Women’s Engagement with Polygamy on Malaysian and Indonesian Screens by Humairah Zainal

From Religious Emotions to Affects: Historical and Theoretical Reflections on Injury to Feeling, Self and Religion by N. Yasemin Ural and Anna Lea Berg

Der Islam

Der Islam

Volume 96 Issue 1

The Pagan Origin of Christmas According to ʿAbd al-Jabbār’s Tathbīt by Coleman Connelly

Imperial Talismanic Love: Ibn Turka’s Debate of Feast and Fight (1426) as Philosophical Romance and Lettrist Mirror for Timurid Princes by Matthew Melvin-Koushki

Kurdish Emirs in the 16th-Century Ruus Registers by Mustafa Dehqan and Vural Genç

Ein astronomisch-astrologisches Gedicht des persischen Dichters Ḥusain Ḥakīm Ṯanāʾī Mašhadī auf der Berliner Indischen Weltkarte by Elke Niewöhner

Remains of Ottoman Buildings in the City of al-Ludd by Tawfiq Daʿadli

Die Welt des Islams

Die Welt des Islams

Volume 59 Issue 2

Droit islamique et droits de l’homme: Les controverses doctrinales en islam sunnite et shi’ite depuis la Déclaration universelle de 1948 by Constance Arminjon

Law for Tanzimat: Islam and Sovereignty in Kemalpaşazade Sait’s Legal Thought by Nobuyoshi Fujinami

Power and Salvation: Between Sāmī Šawkat and Ḥasan al-Bannā by Meir Hatina

Hawwa: Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World

Hawwa: Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World

Volume 17 Issue 1

Transoceanic Orientalism and Embodied Translation in Sayyida Salme/Emily Ruete’s Memoirs by Firat Oruc

“Girls Are Also People of the Holy Qur’an”: Girls’ Schools and Female Teachers in Pre-Tanzimat Istanbul by Jun Akiba

Reconfiguring the South Sudanese Women’s Movement by Jane Kani Edward

History of Religions

History of Religions

Volume 58 Issue 4

The Non-Immanent Frame: Medicine as Ethics in the Islamic Modernist Movement of Late Colonial Indonesia by Kevin E. Ko

Science, Sorcery, and Secrets in the Fawāʾid Nūrāniyya of Sīdi Muḥammad Al-Kuntī by Ariela Marcus-Sells

International Journal of Middle East Studies

International Journal of Middle East Studies

Volume 51 Issue 2

Mediating Society

Where To? Filming Emigration Anxiety in Prewar Lebanese Cinema by Ghenwa Hayek

Sound and Desire: Race, Gender, and Insult in Egypt’s First Talkie by Ifdal Elsaket

Censuring Sounds: Tapes, Taste, and the Creation of Egyptian Culture by Andrew Simon

Protest and Activism

Social Brokers and Leftist–Sadrist Cooperation in Iraq’s Reform Protest Movement: Beyond Instrumental Action by Benedict Robin-D’Cruz

Remembering the Palestine Group: Global Activism, Friendship, and the Iranian Revolution by Naghmeh Sohrabi

Toward New Histories of the Left Roundtable

Entanglement, Global History, and the Arab Left by Sune Haugbolle

Left Out: Notes from the Struggle over Middle East Intellectual History by Max Weiss

What Does It Mean to Be an Arab Leftist Today? By Ahmad Agbaria

Forms of Retrieval: Social Scale, Citation, and the Archive on the Palestinian Left by Mezna Qato

Making and Shaping a Moroccan Left: Political Ecology and Activist Rituals by Miriyam Aouragh

Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations

Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations

Volume 30 Issue 2

What Is the Qurʾan? A Spiritually Integrative Perspective by Nevin Reda

Muslim Dilemmas in the Republic of Ireland: Anti-Extremism and Self-Regulation in the Context of Super-Diversity by James Carr and Bryan Fanning

Representing Father–Son Relationships among African-American Muslim Men in Film and Television by Kameron J. Copeland

Ecumenical Engagement with Eastern Minority Churches in Muslim States: Pro Oriente’s Encounters and Legacies in Syria and Egypt by Andreas Schmoller

Computing Qur’ans: A Suggestion for a Digital Humanities Approach to the Question of Interrelations between English Qur’an Translations by Jonas Svensson

The Prophet’s Letter to al-ʿAlāʾ b. Al-Ḥaḍramī: An Assessment of Its Authenticity in Light of the Covenants and the Correspondence with the People of Yemen by Ahmed El-Wakil

Islamic Africa

Islamic Africa

Volume 10 Issue 1-2

Introduction: Learning to Be Muslim in West Africa. Islamic Engagements with Diversity and Difference by Insa Nolte

Islamic Prestige, Piety and Debate in Early Lagosian Newspapers, 1920s–40s by Sara Katz

The Modernisation of Islamic Education in Ilorin: A Study of the Adabiyya and Markaziyya Educational Systems by Sakariyau Alabi Aliyu

In Search of “Africanity”: Traditional and Islamic Education in Boubou Hama’s Writings by Ana Luiza de Oliveira e Silva

“When Knowledge Is There, Other Things Follow”: The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria and the Making of Yoruba Muslim Youths by Adeyemi Balogun

Islamic Polarisation and the Politics of Exclusion in Ghana: Tijaniyya and Salafist Struggles over Muslim Orthodoxy by Yunus Dumbe

Royal Pilgrims from Takrūr According to ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jazīrī (12th–16th Century) by Collet Hadrien

The Production of Swahili-Islamic Manuscripts with Specific Reference to Swahili Ink Making by Ahmed Parkar

Islamic Law and Society

Islamic Law and Society

Volume 26 Issue 3

Moral Habituation in the Law: Rethinking the Ethics of the Sharīʿa by Junaid Quadri

Historiography in the Service of the Muftī: Ibn Taymiyya on the Origins and Fallacies of Ziyārāt by Daniella Talmon-Heller

A Legal Concept in Motion: The ‘Spreader of Corruption’ (sā‘ī bi’l-fesād) from Qarakhanid to Ottoman Jurisprudence by Yavuz Aykan

Navigating Colonial Power: Challenging Precedents and the Limitation of Local Elites by Sohaira Siddiqui

Israel Affairs

Israel Affairs

Volume 25 Issue 2

Indo-Israeli Relations in the Modi Era: A Transformative Shift by Vinay Kaura

Israel’s ‘Turn to the Sea’ and Its Effect on Israeli Regional Policy by Yael Teff-Seker, Aviad Rubin, and Ehud Eiran

Before, During and After the Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis in Israel by Vitaly Kaganov

The Turkish Government’s Attitude to Israel and Zionism as Reflected in Israel’s Military Operations 2000–2010 by Efrat Aviv

Transjordan’s Occupation of Jerusalem in the 1948 War by Ronen Yitzhak

Socialists in Name Only? Socialist–Zionist Wartime Progressivism by Udi Manor

Attitudes towards Nature and the Environment in Israeli Advertising by Avivit Agam Dali

Traffic Congestion on Israeli Roads: Faulty Public Policy or Preordained? By Erez Cohen

Israeli Haredi Media and the ‘Female Factor’:The Case of the Kol Barama Radio Station by Yoel Cohen

The State‒Religion Issue in Israel: Is the Consociational Model Still Alive? By Hadar Moshe Lipshits and Michal Neubauer-Shani

Israel Affairs

Israel Affairs

Volume 25 Issue 3

Special Issue: Management and Managers in Israel

Introduction by Batia Ben-Hador


Morale Management in Israel – A Socio-historical Perspective by Mordechai Zvi Safrai

Participative Management: The Effect of the Exposure to and Attitude of Employees and Managers towards Participation in the Management Decision-Making Process – A Case Study of a Public Organisation in Israel by Hana Ornoy

Performance Management, Gaming and Monitoring in Israeli Organisations by Shlomo Mizrahi and Yizhaq Minchuk

Between the Sticky Floor and the Glass Ceiling: Employment of Women as Mid-level Managers in Israeli Non-profit Organisations by Michal Almog-Bar and Inbar Livnat

Influence from Within? Senior Managers from the Religious-Zionist Community in the Public Administration – A Phenomenological Research by Udi Lebel and Batia Ben-Hador

Prison Management in Israel by Goldberg (Ili) Ilana

The Israeli CIO’s Journey – From Insourcing to Outsourcing and Back by Tal Aspir, Ruti Gafni, and Galit Gordoni

Principals’ Leadership Behaviours that Shaped Teachers’ Motivation to Implement an Educational ICT Reform Imposed by State Authorities in Israel by Gilat Cohen

The Militarisation of Israeli Sport Management in the 1950s and 1960s by Udi Carmi and Moshe Levy

Jerusalem Quarterly

Jerusalem Quarterly

Issue 77

Past Tense in the Present

Past Tense by Jack Persekian

A Municipality Seeking Refuge: Jerusalem Municipality in 1948 by Haneen Naamneh

Self-Portrait of a Nation: The Arab Exhibition in Mandate Jerusalem, 1931–34 by Nadi Abusaada

Journal of Abbasid Studies

Journal of Abbasid Studies

Volume 6 Issue 1

A Lacuna in the New Imām University Edition of al-Basīṭ: A Critical Edition of Q 4:41-53 and a Review by Walid A. Saleh and Shuaib Ally

Al-Shaybānī and Contemporary Renunciant Piety by Christopher Melchert

Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal’s Legal Opinions on the Fight against Bābak’s Uprising: “I don’t know of anyone who is more harmful to Islam than he, the evil wretch” by Saud al-Sarhan

Heretics and Party-crashers: Al-Khāṭīb al-Baghdādī’s Kitāb al-Taṭfīl by Emily Selove and John Turner

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Volume 87 Issue 2

Lending, the Poor, and Islamic Scripture: Islamic Finance versus Welfare Islam by Pejman Abedifar

Wearing the Niqab in the UK: Exploring the Embodied “Shape a Moral Action Can Take” by Anna Piela

Journal of Asian and African Studies

Journal of Asian and African Studies

Volume 54 Issue 3

The Impact of Dust and Sandstorms in Increasing Drought Areas in Nineveh Province, North-western Iraq by Bashar Muneer Yahya and Dursun Zafer Seker

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

Volume 62 Issue 4

Special Issue: Water Environments, State, and Society in China and Central Asia

Introduction: Watering the Land-Based Empires by Loretta Kim and Niccolò Pianciola

Loess Is More: The Spatial and Ecological History of Erosion on China’s Northwest Frontier by Ruth Mostern

Water, Justice, and Local Government in Turn-of-the-Century Xinjiang by Eric Schluessel

Cossacks and Sturgeons: Fisheries, Colonization, and Science around the Aral Sea (1873-1906) by Niccolò Pianciola

Continuities and Novelties in Early Soviet Law-Making about Central Asian Water by Beatrice Penati

The Grand Canal in Republican China by Shirley Ye

Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies

Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies

Volume 18 Issue 1

Palestine’s Absent Cities: Gender, Memoricide and the Silencing of Urban Palestinian Memory by Manar Hasan

Canaanite Genocide and Palestinian Nakba in Conversation: A Postcolonial Exercise in Bi-directional Hermeneutics by Bruce N. Fisk

From Karm al-Khalil to Kerem Avraham: A British Settler-Colonial Outpost Near Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century by Gabriel Polley

Before Their Exile: The Transformation of Palestinian Villages in Western Galilee, 1918–1948 by Mustafa Abbasi

Unreconciled Strivings of ‘Exilic Consciousness’: Critical Praxis of Resistance in Susan Abulhawa’s Mornings in Jenin by Ayman Abu-Shomar

Review Article

Nakba Memory Revival by Hatim Kanaaneh

Journal of Islamic Manuscripts

Journal of Islamic Manuscripts

Volume 10 Issue 1

The Changing Fates of the Cambodian Islamic Manuscript Tradition by Philipp Bruckmayr

A Royal Letter, in Arabic, by Sultan ʿAẓīm al-Dīn I of Sulu (1747) by Isaac Donoso and Mourad Kacimi

Arabic Manuscripts from Buton, Southeast Sulawesi, and the Literary Activities of Sultan Muḥammad ʿAydarūs (1824–1851) by A.C.S. Peacock

Teuku Panglima Polem’s Purse: Manuscripts as War Booty in Colonial Times by Jan Just Witkam

A Mamluk Qurʾānic Ǧuzʾ and Its Connection with Amīr ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Ǧazāʾirī by Carine Juvin

Journal of Islamic Studies

Journal of Islamic Studies

Volume 30 Issue 2

Jos.[eph] Morgan and Mohamed Rabadan: The First Muslim Biography of the Prophet Muhammad in English by Nabil Matar

The Emergence of a Bosnian Learned Elite: A Case of Ottoman Imperial Integration by Ayelet Zoran-Rosen

Salafism’s Historical Continuity: The Reception of ‘Modernist’ Salafis by ‘Purist’ Salafis in Jordan by Joas Wagemakers

The Journal of the Middle East and Africa

The Journal of the Middle East and Africa

Volume 10 Issue 2

Do Female Local Councilors Improve Women’s Representation? By Lindsay J. Benstead

“Partisan Politics Was Making People Angry”: The Rise and Fall of Political Salafism in Kenya by Sebastian Elischer

The Portrayal of Jews and Israel in Turkish School Textbooks by Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak

Granting Security? U.S. Security Assistance Programs and Political Stability in the Greater Middle East and Africa by Steven J. Childs

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs

Volume 39 Issue 2

Islamophobia and Muslims in Europe

Islamophobia and the Discursive Reconstitution of Religious Imagination in Europe by Asif Mohiuddin

The Diffusion and Innovation of Muslim Organizations in Denmark by Flemming Mikkelsen

Muslims in Eastern Europe

The Forced Resettlement of Azerbaijanis from Armenia, 1948–1953 by Farid Shafiyev

Implementation of Transitional Justice Initiatives in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Need for an Inclusive Approach by Faruk Teksen

Islam in Latin America

Ethnic Origins and Religious Transformations in the Afro-Colombian Muslim Community of Buenaventura by Diego Giovanni Castellanos

Forging a Brazilian Islam: Muslim Converts Negotiating Identity in São Paulo by Hasan Shahid

Muslims in America

Nevertheless, They Persist: American and European Muslim Immigrants in the Era of Trump by David Everett Marko

Using Cultivation Theory to Understand American College Students’ Perceptions of Arabs in the Media by Samer Melhem and Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter

Journal of Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society

Journal of Muslim Philanthropy & Civil Society

Volume 3 Issue 1

The Care of Orphans in the Islamic Tradition, Vulnerable Children, and Child Sponsorship Programs by Jonathan Benthall

Journal of Muslims in Europe

Journal of Muslims in Europe

Volume 8 Issue 2

Special Issue: Mosques in Europe: Theoretical and Methodological Strategies in the Study of Mosques in Europe

Introduction: Operationalizing Power in the Study of Mosques by Brian Arly Jacobsen, Kirstine Sinclair, Niels Valdemar Vinding, and Pernille Friis Jensen

Conceptualising Mosque Diversity by Abdul-Azim Ahmed

Dimensions of Multiplicity: New Perspectives on Turkish Muslim Community Centres in Germany as Relational Space by Kathrin Herz and Chantal Munsch

Pop-up Mosques, Social Media Adhan, and the Making of Female and LGBTQ-Inclusive Imams by Jesper Petersen

DIY Preaching and Muslim Religious Authority by Simon Stjernholm

Mosques, Muslims, Methods: the Role of Mosques in Research about Muslims in Europe by Torkel Brekke, Lene Kühle, Göran Larsson, and Tuomas Martikainen

The Journal of North African Studies

The Journal of North African Studies

Volume 24 Issue 3

Special Issue: The ‘Subaltern’ Foreign Policies of North African Countries


Have Algerians Seized Back the Initiative? By George Joffé


The ‘Subaltern’ Foreign Policies of North African Countries: Old and New Responses to Economic Dependence, Regional Insecurity and Domestic Political Change by Irene Fernández-Molina, Laura Feliu, and Miguel Hernando de Larramendi


Modelling for a Living: Two-level Games and Rhetorical Action in the Foreign Debt Negotiations of Post-revolutionary Tunisia by Irene Fernández-Molina

The Foreign Policy of Post-Mubarak Egypt and the Strengthening of Relations with Saudi Arabia: Balancing between Economic Vulnerability and Regional and Regime Security by Bárbara Azaola Piazza

The Dilemmas of Algerian Foreign Policy since 2011: Between Normative Entrapment and Pragmatic Responses to the New Regional Security Challenges by Laurence Thieux

Moroccan Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring: A Turn for the Islamists or Persistence of Royal Leadership? By Yasmina Abouzzohour and Beatriz Tomé-Alonso

Internal Dystrophy and International Rivalry: The (De-)construction of Libyan Foreign Policy by Elvira Sánchez-Mateos

Weapons of the Weak, and of the Strong: Mauritanian Foreign Policy and the International Dimensions of Social Activism by Francisco Freire

Doomed Regionalism in a Redrawn Maghreb? The Changing Shape of the Rivalry between Algeria and Morocco in the Post-2011 Era by Miguel Hernando de Larramendi

Journal of Palestine Studies

Journal of Palestine Studies

Volume 48 Issue 3

Fracturing Communities: Aid Distribution in a Palestinian Refugee Camp by Perla Issa

Feature on Palestinian Literature

The Three Enigmas of Palestinian Literature by Refqa Abu-Remaileh

From Haifa to Ramallah (and Back): New/Old Palestinian Literary Topography by Amal Eqeiq

Ibrahim Nasrallah’s Palestine Comedies: Liberating the Nation Form by Nora Parr


Richard Falk: “Citizen Pilgrim” in the Role of UN Special Rapporteur by Mandy Turner


U.S. Recognition of Golan Heights Annexation: Testament to Our Times by Victor Kattan

BDS Suppression Attempts in Germany Backfire by Shir Hever

Journal of Qur'anic Studies

Journal of Qur'anic Studies

Volume 21 Issue 2

Li-qawmin yatafakkarūn (Q. 30:21): Muhammad Asad’s Qur’anic Translatorial Habitus by Furzana Bayri

Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī on the Question ‘Why Worship God?’ by Hannah C. Erlwein

Slavery, Indenture, and Freedom: Exegesis of the ‘mukātaba Verse’ (Q. 24:33) in Early Islam by Ramon Harvey

The Jews Say the Hand of God is Chained: Q. 5:64 as a Response to a Midrash in a piyyut by R. Elʿazar ha-Kallir by Shari L. Lowin

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

Volume 29 Issue 2

Jerusalem vs. Mecca in Ibn Qutayba’s Kitāb Aʿlām al Nubuwwa by Haggai Mazuz

Decolonising Museums: South-Asian Perspectives by Valentina Gamberi

The Art of Resistance: The Bards and Minstrels’ Response to Anti-Syncretism/Anti-Liminality in North India by Mukesh Kumar

The Uighur Word Materials in a Manuscript of Huá-yí-yì-yǔ (華夷譯語) in the Library of Seoul National University (V) — 天文門 tianwenmen ‘The Category of Astronomy’ — by Yong-Sŏng Li

Middle East Critique

Middle East Critique

Volume 28 Issue 2

Special Issue: Politics of Middle East Television Drama

Guest Editors’ Introduction: The Politics in and of Middle Eastern Television Drama by Nour Halabi and Christa Salamandra


ResurReaction: Competing Visions of Turkey’s (proto) Ottoman Past in Magnificent Century and Resurrection Ertuğrul by Josh Carney

Past Continuous: The Chronopolitics of Representation in Syrian Television Drama by Christa Salamandra

Social Media Activism in Egyptian Television Drama: Encoding the Counter-Revolution Narrative by Gianluca P. Parolin

Visualizing Inequality: The Spatial Politics of Revolution Depicted in Syrian Television Drama by Nour Halabi

Red Death and Black Life: Media, Martyrdom and Shame by Esha Momeni

A Massacre Foretold: National Excommunication and Al-Gama’a by Walter Armbrust

Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

Volume 55 Issue 3

Haseki Women’s Hospital and the Female Destitute of Nineteenth-century Istanbul by Gülhan Balsoy

Urbanizing the Iranian Public: Text, Tehran and 1922 by Rasmus Christian Elling

A Tribe and Its States: Yemen’s 1972 Bayḥan Massacre Revisited by Marieke Brandt

‘To Recognise, or Not to Recognise’: Macmillan’s Yemen Arab Republic Question by Tia Culley and Steve Marsh

Turning Ex-combatants into Sadris: Explaining the Emergence of the Mahdi Army by Amir Taha

Feminist Voices in Saudi Folk Tales: Analysis of Three Folk Tales Retold by Abdulkareem al-Juhayman by Hailah Abdullah Al-Khalaf

Youth, Politics and Republicanism in the Formative Years of the State of Israel by Anat Kidron

The Baha’i Minority in the State of Israel, 1948–1957 by Randall S. Geller

The Fate of the Assyrian Minority in Early Independent Iraq: A Test Case of Political Violence Based on Rational Primordialism by Alexander Bligh and Gadi Hitman

Saudi Arabia’s Rapprochement with Israel: The National Security Imperatives by Jacob Abadi

Refik Halid Karay and His Memoirs of Exile by Syed Tanvir Wasti


Imperial Classifications and Anti-colonial Resistance in North Africa by J. N. C. Hill

Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

Volume 55 Issue 4

The Young Turk Revolution: Comparisons and Connections by Erik Jan Zürcher

Turkifying Poverty, Or: The Phantom Pain of Izmir’s Lost Christian Working Class, 1924–26 by Ellinor Morack

Resistance to Centralisation in the Ottoman Periphery: The Kurdish Baban and Bohtan Emirates by Metin Atmaca

A Fissure in ‘Unanimous Democracy’: Parliamentary Contestations over Property Rights on Land in Early Republican Turkey by Yelda Kaya

Constitutionalism as a Solution to Despotism and Imperialism: The Iranian Constitutional Revolution in the Ottoman-Turkish Press by Serpil Atamaz

The Star of David in a Cedar Tree: Jewish Students and Zionism at the American University of Beirut (1908–1948) by Caroline Kahlenberg

On Collective Assertiveness and Activism during the Immigration Process: A Case Study of Yemenite Immigrants Who Founded Kiryat Shmona – 1949–1953 by Amir Goldstein

Israel: Ethnocracy or Multicracy? By Michael V. Shterenshis

Supporting Political Debate while Building Patterns of Trust: The Role of the German Political Foundations in Tunisia (1989–2017) by Pietro Marzo

Defending the Egyptian Nation: National Unity and Muslim Attitudes toward the Coptic Minority by Bosmat Yefet

Nazariyat: Journal for the History of Islamic Philosophy and Sciences

Nazariyat: Journal for the History of Islamic Philosophy and Sciences

Volume 5 Issue 1

The Practical Philosophy of Al-Fārābī and Avicenna: A Comparison by Hümeyra Özturan

The Power of Language in the Classical Period of Kalām by Mehmet Bulğen

Tajwīd al-Tajrīd as Kemālpāshāzāde’s Critique and Reconstruction of Tajrīd: Study and Critical Edition by Ömer Mahir Alper and Yasin Apaydın

Touching the Point: Mu’ayyadzāda ‘Abd Al-Rahmān Efendi’s Treatise on Juz’ Alladhī Lā Yatajazza’: An Analysis, Critical Edition, and Translation by Osman Demir and Mehmet Arıkan

Research Notes

The Life of Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ḥillī al-Kāshī, a Little-Known Commentator of the Tajrīd al-‘Aqā’id Literature, His Academic Lineage, and His Works by Muhammed Yetim



Volume 47 Issue 1-2

The Emergence of Verification (taḥqīq) in Islamic Medicine: The Exegetical Legacy of Faḫr al-Dīn al-Rāzī’s (d. 1210) Commentary on Avicenna’s (d. 1037) Canon of Medicine by Kamran I. Karimullah

Al-Bīrūnī and Avicenna on the Existence of Void and the Plurality of Worlds by Paul Hullmeine

Sufi Vocabulary, but Avicennan Philosophy: The Sufi Terminology in Chapters VIII–X of Ibn Sīnā’s al-Išārāt wa-l-tanbīhāt by Michael A. Rapoport

Oriente Moderno

Oriente Moderno

Volume 99 Issue 1-2

Special Issue: Nahḍah Narratives: Arab Literary Modernity and the Dialogue between Genres

Introduction: Nahḍah Narratives by Jolanda Guardi and Maria Elena Paniconi

Renaissances at Borders of Literary Modernity: Translations and Language Debates between the Nahḍah and the Risorgimento by Elisabetta Benigni

Muḥammad Ḥusayn Haykal’s Anti-Enlightenment Modernity (1916–1925) by Lorenzo Casini

Ḥammūd Ramaḍān: Modernity and Poetry in Algeria by Jolanda Guardi

Embarking upon a New Era through an Old Genre: Biographical Essays in Journals of the Nahḍah Period — Ǧurǧī Zaydān and al-Hilāl’s Early Years as Example by Barbara Winckler

Muḏakkirāt fī l-siyāsah al-miṣriyyah: Nationalism and the Politics of Memory in 20th-Century Egypt by Marina Romano

Tradition, Modernity and Utopia in Muṣṭafà Luṭfī al-Manfalūṭī’s Madīnat al-Saʿādah by Marco Lauri

Women’s Fictional Writing and Social Morality: A Reading of Qalb al-raǧul (Man’s Heart, 1904) by Labībah Hāšim by Maria Elena Paniconi

Fluctuating Genres and the Emergence of New Voices from Within: The Uncanny of the Voyage through Time in Some Egyptian Narratives by Ada Barbaro

Critics, Moralists and Intellectuals: The Transformation of the Udabāʾ in the Arab Nahḍah: a Historical-Conceptual Approach by Teresa Pepe

La modernità nel teatro egiziano: l’esempio di Naǧīb al-Rīḥānī by Alba Rosa Suriano

Politics and Religion

Politics and Religion

Volume 12 Issue 2

Is Islam Compatible with Free-Market Capitalism? An Empirical Analysis, 1970–2010 by Indra de Soysa

Islamization by Secular Ruling Parties: The Case of Bangladesh by Jasmin Lorch

Religious Revival and Deprivatization in Post-Soviet Georgia: Reculturation of Orthodox Christianity and Deculturation of Islam by Pınar Köksal, Ayşegül Aydıngün, and Hazar Ege Gürsoy

Politics, Religion & Ideology

Politics, Religion & Ideology

Volume 20 Issue 1

Caliphate, Hijrah and Martyrdom as Performative Narrative in ISIS Dabiq Magazine by Erkan Toguslu



Volume 3 Issue 1

Medina and Athena: Restoring a Lost Legacy by Hamza Yusuf

Why Jews Don’t Proselytize by Reuven Firestone  

The Many Sides of Knowledge by Sarah Barnette  

The Soul of Rhetoric in the Age of Amazon by Scott F. Crider 

Must Religious Duty Conflict with Political Order? By Roger Scruton 

To See the World for the First Time by Sophia Vasalou 

What Islam Gave the Blues by Sylviane A. Diouf 

Can We Live in Harmony with Nature? By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

The Islamic Art of Asking Questions by John Walbridge 

Belief in the Obvious by Joshua Lee Harris 

How We Split the World Apart by Eva Brann and Hamza Yusuf 

Blessed Opposition by Mark Damien Delp

Review of Middle East Studies

Review of Middle East Studies

Volume 53 Issue 1

Special Focus: From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem: An Embassy Move as the Crucible for Contested Histories

From Jerusalem to the Rest of the West Bank: Israel’s Strategies of Annexation by Raja Shehadeh

Too Big to Be Owned: Reflections on Jerusalem in Islamic History by Suleiman A. Mourad

The U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem: Mixed Messages and Mixed Blessings for Israel? By Mick Dumper

Beyond Liberal Peacemaking: Lessons from Israeli-Palestinian Diplomatic Peacemaking by Ofer Zalzberg

Between Jerusalem and Gaza: Why Unilateralism Will Not Work by Meron Rapoport

Curator’s Corner

Under Construction: Alternative Spaces of Discourse at the National Library of Israel (Critical Essay) by Jeremy Kargon

Pedagogical Perspective

Teaching Palestine-Israel: A Pedagogy of Delay and Suspension by Daniel A. Segal

Middle East Studies Association in Action

2018 Presidential Address: Middle East Studies Reckons with Walls and Spoils by Judith E. Tucker

Shii Studies Review

Shii Studies Review

Volume 3 Issue 1-2

Emerging Patterns of Authority in Early Shiʿism: Al-Mukhtār and the Aesthetics of Persuasion by Torsten Hylén

Ismaili Onto-Cosmological Doctrines in the Manuscript Tradition of the Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ by Carmela Baffioni

Ḥusayn b. ʿAbd al-Ṣamad al-ʿĀmilī’s Flight from Lebanon to Iraq by Devin J. Stewart

Imāmī Records of Divine Sayings: Some Thoughts on al-Ḥurr al-ʿĀmilī’s al-Jawāhir al-saniyya fī-l-aḥādīth al-qudsiyya by Roy Vilozny

The Visual Culture of Iranian Twelver Shiʿism in the Qajar Period by Ulrich Marzolph

Directions in Jewish-Shīʿī Studies by Ehud Krinis

The Satanic Verses in Early Shiʿite Literature: A Minority Report on Shahab Ahmed’s Before Orthodoxy by Sean W. Anthony

Abū Ṭālib Yaḥyā b. al-Ḥusayn al-Hārūnī (d. 424/1033) on the Consensus of the Family of the Prophet: An editio princeps of His Risāla fī anna ijmāʿ ahl al-bayt ḥujja (MS Milan, Ambrosiana, ar. F 29/4, fols. 290v-295v) by Hassan Ansari and Sabine Schmidtke

The Raja of Mahmudabad Palace Library Project by Jake Benson, Ali Khan Mahmudabad, Matthew Thomas Miller, and Columba Stewart

Studia Islamica

Studia Islamica

Volume 114 Issue 1

Jihād, Gender, and Religious Minorities in the Siyar Literature: The Diachronic View by Asma Afsaruddin

Rib or Side, Right or Left and the Traits of Women: Midrashic Dilemmas about the Creation of Eve in Medieval Islamic Tradition and Literature by Amir Lerner

Secular/Religious Myths of Violence: The Case of Nizārī Ismailis of the Alamūt Period by Daryoush Mohammad Poor

Turkish Historical Review

Turkish Historical Review

Volume 10 Issue 1

Warfare as a Tool of Diplomacy: Background of the First Ottoman-Safavid Treaty in 1555 by Zahit Atçıl

The Tax Farm for the Salt-Works and Port Customs of Ottoman Cyprus (1570–95) by Mehmet Demiryürek

Shaping the Constitutional Sultanate: The Reign of Mehmed Reşad (1909–18) by Eyal Ginio

Ali Saim Ülgen: Building a Historiography of Turkish Architecture by Serra Akboy-İlk

Turkish Studies

Turkish Studies

Volume 20 Issue 3

Islamists and the State: Changing Discourses on the State, Civil Society and Democracy in Turkey by Talha Köseoğlu

Political Economy of Corruption in Turkey: Declining Petty Corruption, Rise of Cronyism? By Fırat Kimya

Dynamics of Change in Turkish Foreign Policy: Evidence from High-level Meetings of the AKP Government by Eda Kuşku-Sönmez

Promises of Property: Religious Foundations and the Justice and Development Party’s Ambiguous Attitudes towards Religious Minorities by Christopher Sheklian

The Turkish Government Scholarship Program as a Soft Power Tool by Bulent Aras and Zulkarnain Mohammed

Between Security and Prosperity: Turkey and the Prospect of Energy Cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean by Tolga Demiryol