A critical review of Matthew Pierce’s Twelve Infallible Men (2016) and evaluates his approaches to the study of Shīʿi ḥadīth sources.[...]

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, [...]

sufism hodgson

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.[...]

jamkaran

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 [...]