Category: Books

Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

via THE FLORIDA BOOKSHELF (NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY PRESS OF FLORIDA) on JUNE 30, 2015:   “Captivating, provocative, and groundbreaking. Taking up the mandate that women’s realities matter, Majeed writes with depth and analytical rigor about a topic we have scarcely begun to understand.”—Amina Wadud, author of Inside The Gender Jihad “Tackles the contours and […]

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From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

by STUART WELLS for DUKE TODAY on JUNE 26, 2015:  Spanning cancer biology, career advice, religious studies and poetry, Duke writers offer an array of topics to fill your summer reading needs. Many of the books, including new editions of previous titles, can be found on the “Duke Authors” display shelves near the circulation desk […]

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The Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia: The Missionary-State Alliance against Volga-Ural Muslim Activism in the Late Russian Empire (Book Essay)

The Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia: The Missionary-State Alliance against Volga-Ural Muslim Activism in the Late Russian Empire (Book Essay)

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

    EDITOR’S NOTE: In a previous piece, Mustafa Tuna, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian and Central Eurasian History and Culture at Duke, discussed his new book “Imperial Russia’s Muslims: Empire, Islam, and European Modernity 1788-1914″ (Cambridge University Press, June 2015) with ISLAMiCommentary — carrying his insights about the opportunity costs of Islamophobia […]

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10 Books by Muslim Writers to Celebrate Ramadan the Literary Way (by Aisha Anwar for Bustle)

10 Books by Muslim Writers to Celebrate Ramadan the Literary Way (by Aisha Anwar for Bustle)

[ 0 ] June 19, 2015 |

by AISHA ANWAR for BUSTLE on JUNE 17, 2015:  Ramadan 2015 is here, which means you’re going to see your Muslim friends fasting from dawn to dusk for the next 30 days. But — hold up — what exactly is Ramadan? (It’s totally OK to ask if you don’t know.) Here’s a primer: Night after night […]

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Mustafa Tuna on Imperial Russia’s Muslims & the Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia (Book Q & A)

Mustafa Tuna on Imperial Russia’s Muslims & the Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] June 16, 2015 |

“The overall consensus seems to be that the assimilationist policies of the tsarist state in late imperial Russia lay at the foundation of the bitterness that characterized the tsarist central state establishment’s relations with the Volga-Ural Muslims, and especially their elites… Hasty attempts to forge a nation-state out of a multiconfessional, multilingual, and multiethnic empire […]

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“The Gaza Kitchen: Cuisine, Resistance, and Remembrance in Palestine” with Laila El-Haddad

“The Gaza Kitchen: Cuisine, Resistance, and Remembrance in Palestine” with Laila El-Haddad

[ 0 ] June 12, 2015 |

“Heedless of both 100-degree heat and power outage, the cooperative’s members peel pumpkins and marinate chickens, fry eggplants and crush garlic in a whir of activity. While all hands are at work, the conversation ranges from thyroid troubles to daughter-in-law, from the ravages of the most recent war to the correct candying of carrots. And […]

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Rebecca Stein on “Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age” (Book Q & A)

Rebecca Stein on “Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 21, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary  — Q & A with REBECCA STEIN — on MAY 18, 2015: Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age (Stanford University Press, April 2015), by scholars Adi Kunstman and Rebecca Stein, has been called “a pioneering book, showing how information and communication technologies have turned into wartime arsenals, and […]

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Carla Power on an Unlikely Friendship & Journey to the Heart of the Quran (Book Q & A)

Carla Power on an Unlikely Friendship & Journey to the Heart of the Quran (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 15, 2015 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 15, 2015: Great journalists invite us to be companions with them on their journeys to extraordinary places. Carla Power offers such an invitation in her new book, If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey […]

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Summer Reading? Here are Some Books on Islamic Feminism

Summer Reading? Here are Some Books on Islamic Feminism

[ 0 ] May 11, 2015 |

via FREEDOM FROM THE FORBIDDEN (BLOG):  Below is a list of books that I highly recommend to anyone interested in understanding re-interpretations of Islam, alternative readings to the traditionalist ones that are largely patriarchal in nature, or otherwise scholarship that complicate simplified ideas of Islam, women, gender, and sexuality. These books may be a response […]

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Is Not the Reformer Islam Needs. Here Are the Real Reformers

[ 0 ] April 22, 2015 |

by RHONDA ROUMANI for CENTER FOR RELIGION & CIVIC CULTURE (USC) on APRIL 9, 2015:  To the chagrin of many Muslims, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is back on the talk show circuit, promoting her new book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now. And, for the first time, as I watched Hirsi Ali subdivide the Muslim […]

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