This article examines a ziyāra text from Ibn Qūlawayh’s (d.978/9) Kāmil al-Ziyārāt (The Perfection of the Visitations) by engaging with the poetic performativity of the ritual discourse. [...]
Marshall Hodgson gives a thoughtful analysis into some of the spiritual traditions in Shīʿism and the possible outside influences on those traditions. However, he fails to keep the same critical standards in his analysis of historical Sufism.[...]
This paper is a critical review of Saïd Amir Arjomand's article "The Crisis of the Imamate and the Institution of Occultation in Twelver Shiʿism." While Arjomand highlights some important crises, the article is full of tenuous claims and [...]
The Islamic version of the Lord’s Prayer is too close to be a mere coincidence and is influenced by New Testament manuscripts. The Muslim scholarly reaction to it has been mixed.[...]
Traditions that can be traced back to the early formative period of Islam show reverence and not disdain towards Christian iconography, particularly icons of Jesus and Mary.[...]
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