Mobilizing Construction Jihad in Revolutionary Iran

Introduction The institution of Construction Jihad (Jahad-i Sazandigi, hereafter CJ) dates back to the Iranian Revolution. While CJ’s origins were rooted in the rural reconstruction and development policies that were instituted during the reign of…

Is Mary the New Link between Christians and Muslims?

As we approach the Winter holidays, it would be appropriate to discuss the common links between Christians and Muslims and especially the various figures that bring the traditions together. After 9/11, there was a strong…

Qur’an, Meaning, and the Meaningful

“If a lion could speak, we couldn’t understand him.” Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations What is the best way to encounter God’s Word? For centuries Muslims have debated how best to approach the Qur’an’s sacred language….