Past Issues of JSIS (contents)


Past issues of the Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies (JSIS) are listed below in order of publication. Please note that some old issues have been made available as PDF. Also, from Volume 5, Number 1 (Winter 2012), all articles and book reviews are available via Project MUSE. Digital copy of past issues have also been added on Project MUSE.

The Mahdi and the Last Roman Emperor: An Enquiry into the Significance of Inter-religious Polemics

Hadi Taghavi

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2019.0002

 

An Analysis of the Meaning of the ‘Reports of Subjection’ and an Examination of Their Practical Application in Identifying Fabricated Reports

Nafiseh Faghihi Moghaddas, Saeid Ghafarallahi, Amirhosein Bankipoorfard

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2019.0004

 

The Process of Socialising the Mothers of Shi’a Imams and Social Mobility

Tahereh Rahimpour Azghadi, Mohsen Noghani Dokht Bahmani

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2019.0006

 

The Fundamental Change of Circumstances from the Viewpoint of the Shi’ite and Sunni Exegesis

Hamid Reza Tousi, Seyyed Hamid Jazayeri, Seyyed Hossein Sajed

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2019.0003

 

An Ontological Perspective on Iblīs: Exploring His Corporeality in the Light of Endless Human Existence

Shahbaz Haider, Ali Naqvi

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2019.0005

 

Book Reviews

 

Shi’a Minorities in the Contemporary World – Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality ed. by Oliver Scharbrodt and Yafa Shanneik (review)

Jaffer Abbas Mirza

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2019.0000

 

La preuve de Dieu: La mystique shi’ite à travers l’oeuvre de Kulaynî, IXe-Xe siècle by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi (review)

Mohammad Amin Mansouri

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2019.0001

Aspects of ʿAllāmah Majlisī’s Impacts on the Research Culture of Shi‘ites and Persian Speakers

Ahmad Jalali

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2018.0008

 

 Artificial fertilisation and ‘being a mother’ problematics from the viewpoint of contemporary Shi‘i fiqh

Seyed ‘Ali Alavi Ghazvini, Shahriyar Shojaeipour and Veronika Sobotková

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2018.0009

 

 The Shi‘i Minority in Indonesia: A Consideration of its Historical and Cultural Links and Gaps with the Sunni Majority

Seyyed Abolhasan Navvab

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2018.0010

 

 Imprinted Forms in Khwājah Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī’s Theory of Divine knowledge

Maryam Salem & Morteza Asghari Nejad

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2018.0011

 

 

Book Reviews

 

Affect, Emotion, and Subjectivity in Early Modern Muslim Empires – New Studies in Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal Art and Culture, Kishwar Rizvi (Editor), Leiden & Boston: Bill, Vol. 9 Arts and Archaeology of the Islamic World, 2018

Cleo Cantone

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2018.0012

 

 Shi‘i Islam and Sufism, by Denis Hermann and Mathieu Terrier, 2020

Brian Welter

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2018.0013

The Expression of Shiʻite-Jewish Sympathies in Islamic Communities:

Early Islamic Sources on the Exilarchate

Fariba Pat & Negar Zeilabi

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2018.0003

 

‘Mother of Her Father’: Fatima-Zahra’s Maternal Legacy in Shiʻa Islam

Ladan Rahbari

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2018.0004

 

Three Sources of Shiʻi Knowledge and Authority: Texts, Reason, and

Mysticism in Islamic Intellectual History

Zackery Mirza Heern

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2018.0005

 

Imami Shi‘ism in Aleppo and its Region in the Shadow of the Three

States: the Ḥamdānids, the Mirdāsids and the ʿUqaylids

Al Mahdi Eid Al Rawadieh & Issam Okleh

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2018.0006

 

Contrasting Trajectories of Shi‘a Emergence in Post-New Order Indonesia

Dede Syarif

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2018.0007

 

Book Reviews

 

The Shīʿīs in Palestine: From the Medieval Golden Age until the Present

by Yaron Friedman, 2019

Fuchsia Hart

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2018.0000

 

God and Man in Tehran: Contending Visions of the Divine from the Qajars

to the Islamic Republic by Hossein Kamaly, 2018

Rebecca Masterton

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2018.0001

Rationalism in Traditions Related to Shiʻi Theologians: A Case Study of

Yūnus ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān

Mahdi Azimi & Seyed Mohammad Kazem Madadi Almousavi

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0027

 

 Theoretical Challenges in Early Shiʻi Theology: Methodological Background of an Early Collapse

Abbas Mirzaei

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0028

 

Shi‘as in Britain: The Earliest Cases (Part 2)

Ali Paya & Isa Jahangir

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0023

 

 Book Reviews

 

Formation of a Religious Landscape: Shi’i Higher Learning in Safavid Iran by Maryam Moazzen, 2016

Brian Welter

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0024

 

 Opposition to Philosophy in Safavid Iran: Mulla Muḥammad-Ṭāhir Qummī’s Ḥikmat al-ʿĀrifīn, (English and Arabic Edition), ed. Ata Anzali & S. M. Hadi Gerami, 2018

Brian Welter

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0025

Shi‘as in Britain: The Earliest Cases (Part 1)

Ali Paya & Isa Jahangir

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0016

 

Rereading the Motivations Behind the Prohibition of Narrating and Recording Traditions and Their Historical Implications

Abolfazl Alishahighalehjoughi & Bibi Zeinab Hosseini & Morteza Iravani Najafi

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0017

 

The Ismāʿīlī Hierarchy – Ḥudūd al-Dīn – in the Context of Central Asia

Dagikhudo Dagiev

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0018

 

Book Reviews

 

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi’i by John Mc Hugo, 2019

  1. B. Parsa

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0019

 

Islam, Modernity and a New Millennium: Themes from a Critical Rationalist Reading of Islam, by Ali Paya, 2018

  1. B. Parsa

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0020

 

In a Pure Muslim Land: Shi’ism between Pakistan and the Middle East by Simon Wolfgang Fuchs, 2019

Jaffer Abbas Mirza

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0021

The Esoteric Nature of the Holy Qur’an and its Impact on the Eternalness of the Holy Qur’an, with particular emphasis on the viewpoint of Ayatollah Maʿrifat

Muhammad Ali Rezaei Isfahani & Syed Muhammad Haider Naqvi

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0010

 Ontology and Cosmology of the ʿaql in Ṣadrā’s Commentary on Uṣūl al-Kāfī

Seyedamirhossein Asghari

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0011

 The Soul’s Self-Knowledge: The Views of Ibn Sīnā and Ibn Ḥazm

Tayebeh Mahrouzadeh

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0012

 The End of Traditional Islamic Jurisprudence in Hermeneutics of

Moḥammad Mojtahed Shabestarī

Magdalena Rodziewicz

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0013

 

 Book Reviews

 

The Medieval Islamic Republic of Letters: Arabic Knowledge Construction

by Muhsin J. Al-Musawi, 2015

Brian Welter

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0014

 From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt: Religion, Identity and Politics after the Arab Conquest by Maged S. A. Mikhail, 2016

Brian Welter

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0008

 Divine Speech: Exploring the Qur’an as Literature by N.A. Khan, and S. Randhawa, 2016

Brian Welter

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0007

 

Book Notes

 

Gleams from the Rawdat al-Shuhada’ (Garden of the Martyrs) of Husayn Vaiz Kashifi. Prepared for English Recital by Abdal Hakim Murad

Alessandro Cancian

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0015

A Study of Iraqi Immigrants: Has The Shi‘a-Sunni Conflict Been transferred to Ottawa, Canada?

Ahmad Jafar

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0000

Has Kalki Already Appeared as Ali? The Influence of Hindu Beliefs on the Nizari Ismaili Khojas: A Case Study of the Ginans

Cemil Kutluturk

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0001

The Relation between the Concept of Intellect in the Qur’an and raditions and the Concept of Intellect in Islamic Culture and History

Hamid Parsania

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0002

Symbolic Meaning of Colours in Safavid and Ottoman Mosques

Mahsa Esmaeili Namiri & Rafooneh Mokhtarshahi Sani

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0003

 

Book Reviews

 

The Shi‘as of Pakistan – An Assertive and Beleaguered Minority by Andreas Rieck, 2016

Jaffer Abbas Mirza

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0004

History of Hadith Compilation, by Muhammad Ali Mahdavirad, trans. Alexander Khaleeli, 2017

  1. B. Parsa

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2017.0005

The Disenchantment of Reason: An Anti-rational Trend in Modern Shi‘i Thought- The Tafkikis

Ali Paya

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0033

Nawbakhtī: An Independently-Minded Imāmī Theologian

Saideh Sadat Nabavi

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0034

Criminalising Religious Pluralism: The Legal Treatment of Shi‘ites in Malaysia

Mohd Al Adib Samur

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0035

The Hullabaloo Surrounding the Origin of the Muharram Festival Amongst the Sunni Malays: The Myth of the Shi‘a Indian Sepoys in Nineteenth Century Malay Peninsula

Maziar Mozaffari Falarti

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0036

A Comparative Interpretation of the Qurʾan: the Case of Sūrat al-Qalam (verses 42-3)

Ali Ashraf-Emami & Mahdi Hasanzadeh

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0037

 

 Book Reviews

 

Desire of the Aspirant: On the Etiquette of the Teacher and the Student by al-Shahid al-Thani, trans. Alexander Khaleeli, 2016

Shayan Doroudi

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0038

The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy: Ibn Sina, Suhrawardi, Shahrazuri and Beyond. Reprint edition. S.I., 2018

Oliver Leaman

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0039

2016, Volume 9, number 3

A Comparative Study of the Concept of Seeing God in the Holy Qurʾan from the Viewpoints of Imam Khomeini and ʿAllāmah Ṭabāṭabāʾī’

Karam Siavoshi and Javad Muhammadi

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0023

The Mad Muslim Mob: De/Mythologising Shiʿi Iran in V. S. Naipaul’s ‘Islamic’ Travelogues

Hossein Nazari

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0024

Conversion to Shi‘ism in Indonesia

Zulkifli

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0025

For the Love of Ahl al-Bayt: Transcending Sunni-Shiʿi Sectarian Allegiance

Siti Sarah Muwahidah

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0026

 

Book Reviews

 

An Eleventh-Century Egyptian Guide to the Universe: The Book of Curiosities by Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith (eds and trans), 2014

Ismail K. Poonawala

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0027

Understanding the Qurʾan, the First Book: Qurʾan and the Orientalists, by Majid Maʾaref, 2015

Farhad Divsalar

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0028

The Study Qurʾan: A New Translation and Commentary, by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Caner K. Dagli, Maria Massi Dakake, Joseph E. B. Lumbard and Mohammed Rustom, 2015

Louis Medoff

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0029

The Expeditions, by MaÝmar ibn RÁshid, ed. and trans. by Sean W. Anthony, foreword by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem, 2014

Faiyaz Jaffer

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0030

Twelve Infallible Men: The Imams and the Making of Shiʿism by Matthew Pierce (review)

Alexander Khaleeli

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0031

Philosophy in Islam: The Concept of Shiʿism as a Philosophical Genre

Oliver Leaman

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0012

 

Use of Transmission Patterns in Contemporary Shiʿi Isnād Analysis

Seyfeddin Kara

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0014

 

A Comparative Study of Islamic Feminist and Traditional Shiʿi Approaches

to Qurʾanic Exegesis

Mohammed Ali Ismail

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0014

 

Tafsīr al‑Ṭabarī and Shiʿa Tafsīrs

Morteza Karimi-Nia

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0015

 

 

Book Reviews

 

Ibn ʿArabī: Vida y enseñanzas del gran místico andalusí, by Fernando Mora,

2011 and Ibn al‑ʿArabī and Islamic Intellectual Culture: From mysticism to

philosophy, by Caner K. Dagli, Barcelona: Kairós, 2016.

Brian Welter

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0016

 

Making Space: Sufis and Settlers in Early Modern India, by Nile Green, Oxford University Press, 2012.

Hunter Bandy

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0017

 

Sufism and American Literary Masters, ed. Mehdi Aminrazavi, Albany: SUNY, 2014.

Julianne Hazen

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0018

 

Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies: The living links to the Prophet, ed.

Morimoto Kazuo, Routledge: New York, 2012.

Robert Riggs

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0019

 

Secularism and Identity: Non-Islamiosity in the Iranian Diaspora, by Reza Gholami, London & New York: Routledge, 2015.

Kathryn Spellman Poots

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0020

 

Book Notes

 

Paradise and Hell in Islamic Traditions, by Christian Lange, 2016. New

York: Cambridge University Press.

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0021

 

 Towards Eternal Life, by Muhammad Saeed Bahmanpour, trans. Abbas

Jaffer, 2016. London: The World Federation of KSIMC.

Amina Inloes

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0021

 

Foundations of Arabic Grammar: A Parallel English-Arabic Textbook, trans.

Mohammad Mehdi Baghi, 2016. London: ICAS Press

Mohammed Ali Ismail

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0021

 

 Magic in Islam, by Michael Muhammad Knight, 2016. New York:

Tarcher Perigree.

Amina Inloes

DOI: 10.1353/isl.2016.0021

Articles

Philosophy and Shiʿism: Two Sides of the Same Coin? [5-16]
Oliver Leaman

The Study of Shiʿi Islam in Western Academia [17-37]
Liyakat Takim

Right to Offense, Right to Shiaphobia: A Rhetorical Analysis of Yasir Qadhi’s Framings of Offense [39-62]
Shereen Yousuf

Struggling with Political Limitation: Shaykh al‑Mufīd’s Approach to Shiʿi Juristic Authority [63-94]
Ali Ahmad Rasekh

Book Reviews

An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia, Vol. 5: From the School of Shiraz to the Twentieth Century, ed. Seyyed Hossein Nasr and Mehdi Aminrazavi, 2015 [95-99]
Muhammad U. Faruque

Female Personalities in the Qurʾan and Sunna: Examining the Major Sources of Imami Shiʿi Islam, by Rawand Osman, 2015 [100-105]
Asma Sayeed

Mirror for the Muslim Prince: Islam and the Theory of Statecraft, ed. Mehrzad Boroujerdi, 2013 [106-108]
Antony Black

The Shiʿites of Lebanon: Modernism, Communism and Hizbullah’s Islamists, by Rula Jurdi Abisaab
and Malek Abisaab, 2014 [109-113]
Jehan Saleh Al‑Azzawi

The Other Saudis: Shiism Dissent and Sectarianism, by Toby Matthiesen, 2015 [114-118]
Alexander Khaleeli

Book Notes [119-124]

1. Astronomy and Astrology in the Islamic World, by Stephen P. Blake, 2016 (reviewed by Mohammad Mesbahi)

2. An Eleventh-Century Egyptian Guide to the Universe: The Book of Curiosities, ed. and trans. by Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith, 2014 (reviewed by Amina Inloes)

3. Desire of the Aspirant: On the Etiquette of the Teacher and the Student, by al‑Shahid al‑Thani, trans. Alexander Khaleeli, 2016 (reviewed by Mohammed Ali Ismail)

4. Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue, by Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz, 2015 (reviewed by Amina Inloes)

Articles

New Light on the Collection and Authenticity of the Qurʾān: The Case for the Existence of a ‘Master Copy’ and how it Relates to the Reading of Ḥafṣ ibn Sulaymān from ʿĀsim ibn Abī al-Nujūd [409-448]
Ahmed El-Wakil

The Ṣāliḥiyyah School in Qazvīn and Shiīʿī Religious Authority, with an Emphasis on Scholars from the Baraghānī Family [449-472]
Isa Jahangir

Marjaʿiyyah from Below: Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religious Authority [473-490]
Thomas Fibiger

Ashura in the Malay-Indonesian World: The Ten Days of Muḥarram in Sumatra as Depicted by Nineteenth-Century Dutch Scholars [491-508]
Majid Daneshgar, Faisal Ahmad Shah, and Arnold Yasin Mol

Book Reviews

Spiritual Gems: The Mystical Qur’an Commentary Ascribed by the Ṣūfīs to Imām Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq (d. 148/175), trans. and annotated by Farhana Mayer, 2011 [507-512]
Hamid Algar

Al-Māturīdī and the Development of Sunnī Theology in Samarqand, by Ulrich Rudolph, trans. Rodrigo Adem, 2014 [513-516].
Omar Anchassi

Arab Occidentalism: Images of America in the Middle East, by Eid Mohamed, 2015 [517-518]
Laetitia Nanquette

The Shrines of the ʿAlids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shiʿis and the Architecture of Coexistence, by Stephennie Mulder, 2014 [519-521]
Cleo Cantone

Twelver Shiism: Unity and Diversity in the Life of Islam, 632 to 1722, by Andrew J. Newman, 2013 [522-525]
John Cappucci

Annäherung an Toleranz: Ausgangspunkte,Kontexte und zeitgenössische Interpretationen des Toleranzbegriffs aus dem schiitischen Islam, by Stephan Kokew, 2014 [526-530]
Oliver Scharbrodt

Book Notes [531-536]

1. The Silent Qur’an and the Speaking Qur’an: Scriptural Sources of Islam
Between History and Fervor
by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, trans. Eric
Ormsby, 2016 (reviewed by Alexander Khaleeli)

2. Islamic Counselling: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, by G. Hussein
Rassool, 2016 (reviewed by Brian Welter)

3. Bahrain’s Uprising, ed. Alaa’a Shehabi & Marc Owen Jones, 2015 (reviewed by Amina Inloes)

4. Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past, by Sally Howell, 2014 (reviewed by Amina Inloes)

Articles

Wealth and Poverty in the Qurʾan and Traditions of the Prophet, and How Those Concepts are Reflected in the Rasaʾil Ikhwan al-Safaʾ [263-287]
Ismail Poonawala

God and the Present Voice: An Investigation into the Dialogical Nature of the Qur’an [289-306]
Amer Gheitury

King of Men: ῾Ali ibn Abi Talib in Pamiri Folktales [307-323]
Abdulmamad Iloliev

Was Imam ʿAli a Misogynist?: The Portrayal of Women in Nahj al-Balaghah and Kitab Sulaym ibn Qays [325-365]
Amina Inloes

Book Reviews

The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran: Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism by Patricia Crone [367-378]
Hamid Algar

Pearls of Persia: The Philosophical Poetry of Nāṣir-i Khusraw ed. Alice C. Hunsberger [379-385]
Daniel Beben

The Emergence of Modern Shiʿism: Islamic Reform in Iraq and Iran by Zackery M. Heern [386-388]
Mohammad Samiei

Islamic Images and Ideas: Essays on Sacred Symbolism ed. John Andrew Morrow [389-395]
Rebecca Masterton

Book Notes [397-401]

1. Sons of Ishmael: Muslims through European Eyes in the Middle Ages, by John V. Tolan, 2013 (reviewed by Majid Daneshgar)

2. Benarkah Iskandar Bukan Zulkarnain: Membongkar Kewujudan dan Rahsia Sebenar Pejuang Agung (Was Alexander really not Dhu al-Qarnayn? Uncovering the Identity and True Secret of a Great Warrior) , by Afareez Abd Razak al-Hafiz, 2009 (reviewed by Majid Daneshgar)

3. Islamic Laws: According to the fatwas of His Eminence al-Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani, Volume One: Ritual Acts of Worship, trans. Mohammed Ali Ismail, 2015 (reviewed by Fazle Abbas Datoo)

The articles in this issue form a symposium relating to Shi’ism in Lebanon guest edited by Rola El-Husseini.

Articles

Note from the Guest Editor [127-130]
Rola El-Husseini

Sayyid Musa al‑Sadr, the Lebanese State, and the Left [131-157]
Rula Jurdi Abisaab

A Shi’i Religious Perspective on Lebanese Sectarianism: The Islamic Shi’i Supreme Council under Shaykh Muhammad Mahdi Shams al‑Din (1978-2001) [159-191]
Farah Kawtharani

The Scholar’s Turban versus the Warrior’s: The Shifting Basis of Religious and Political Authority in Lebanese Shi’ism [193-207]
Samer El-Karanshawy

In the Wake of the Islamic State Threat: Repercussions on Sunni-Shi’i Competition in Lebanon [209-236]
Aurélie Daher

Book Reviews

Studies in Medieval Shi’ism by Wilferd Madelung, ed. Sabine Schmidtke, 2012 [237-241]
Arzina R. Lalani

Partners of Zaynab: A Gendered Perspective of Shia Muslim Faith, by Diane D’Souza, 2014 [242-244]
Yafa Shanneik

Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy, by Jonathan A. C. Brown, 2014 [245-249]
Scott C. Lucas

Book Notes [251-255]

1. Recalling the Caliphate: Decolonisation and World Order, by S. Sayyid, 2014 (reviewed by Imraan Sumar)

2. The Emergence of Modern Shi’ism: Islamic Reform in Iraq and Iran, by Zackery M. Heern, 2015 (reviewed by Amina Inloes)

3. Sufism and American Literary Masters, ed. Mehdi Aminrazavi, 2014 (reviewed by Amina Inloes)

4. Islam: An Introduction, by Catharina Raudvere, 2015 (reviewed by Amina Inloes)

Articles

Selecting a Spiritual Authority: The Maraji‘ al-Taqlid among First- and Second- Wave Iraqi Shi‘a Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan [5-17]
John Cappucci

Latina Shi‘a Women in the United States of America: Converging Identities in the Twenty-First Century [19-33]
Maryam Shahmoradi & Hasan Hosseini

The Shi‘a Isma’ili Da‘wat in Khurasan: From its Early Beginning to the Ghaznawid Era [37-59]
Yahia Baiza

The Ethics of the Perfect Man: Maurice Blanchot and Ibn ‘Arabi [61-80]
Hossein Moradi

Book Reviews

The Thread of Mu‘awiya: The Making of a Marja‘ Taqlid by Linda S. Walbridge, 2014 [81-89]
Andrew J. Newman

Fatima, Daughter of Muhammad by Christopher Paul Clohessy, 2009 [89-98]
Afzal Sumar

The Logic of Law Making in Islam: Women and Prayer in the Legal Tradition by Behnam Sadeghi, 2013 [99-101]
Omar Anchassi

Religion and Revolution: Spiritual and Political Islam in Ernesto Cardenal by John Andrew Morrow, 2012 [102-106]
Ali Shah

Encyclopaedia Islamica Volume 3 (Adab – al-Bāb al-Ḥādī ‘ashar) ed. Farhad Daftary and Wilferd Madelung, 2011 [107-109]
Mousa al-Reza Wahdati

Book Notes [111-118]

1. The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World by John Andrew Morrow, 2013 (reviewed by Anna Maria Martelli)

2. Najaf: The Gate of Wisdom: History, Heritage & Significance of the Holy City of the Shi‘a by Yasser Tabbaa and Sabrina Mervin, photographs by Erick Bonnier, 2014 (reviewed by Faiyaz Jaffer)

3. Female Personalities in the Qurʼan and Sunna: Examining the Major Sources of Imami Shi‘i Islam by Rawand Osman, 2015 (reviewed by Amina Inloes)

4. The Shi‘a in Modern South Asia: Religion, History and Politics ed. Justin Jones and Ali Usman Qasmi, 2015 (reviewed by Amina Inloes)

5. Dreams and Visions in the World of Islam: A History of Muslim Dreaming and Foreknowing by Elizabeth Sirriyeh, 2015 (reviewed by Amina Inloes)

6. Islamic Astronomical Tables: Mathematical Analysis and Historical Investigation by Benno Van Dalen, 2014 (reviewed by Mohammad Mesbahi & Amina Inloes)