Ziyara review

A State-of-the-Field review of academic scholarship on Shī’ī ziyārāṭ. This essay compares recent theoretical, geographic, and temporal approaches to ziyāra rituals.[...]

nation of islam

The Nation of Islam is often ostracized for being unorthodox and even heretical, yet Muslims of all denominations have much to learn from them.[...]

jordan peterson and islam

Jordan Peterson has been an invaluable addition to debates on modern controversies. Unfortunately, his views and claims about Islam and Islamic history have been far from nuanced and plays into the hands of anti-Muslim sentiments.[...]

adam's peak sri lanka

This article examines the early Islamic notion that Adam, the promulgator of the human species, descended to India from heaven. Readers are introduced to Adam's Peak, a mysterious mountain in Sri Lanka that is revered by some Muslims, Buddhists, [...]

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. [...]

While the peculiar concept of the transmigration of souls was downplayed by some Būyid-era scholars, some forms of the doctrine can be found in the earliest and most central Shīʿi texts. This article reviews sources that may help us understand [...]