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                                       August 2015                   

Contesting Tradition in Modernity

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Dr. Gabriel A. Acevedo
Dr. Aminah McCloud
Dr. Jonathan Brown

Dr. Arun Kundnani
Dr. A.Kadir Yildirim
Dr. Paul Shore

Dr. Youssef Belal

Featured Scholar  

David Vishanoff is an Associate Professor in the Religious Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma, where he teaches courses on the Qur'an, Islamic law, Islamic theology, and comparative religion. He earned his Ph.D. in West and South Asian Religions, with a focus on Islamic thought, at Emory University, after completing an M.A. in Religious Studies at the University of Colorado and studying Islamic legal theory in Fez, Morocco. His research is principally concerned with how religious people interpret and conceptualize sacred texts-both their own and those of other religious traditions. His publications have dealt with Islamic thought, including the early history of Islamic legal theory (The Formation of Islamic Hermeneutics), and with interactions between religious communities, including Muslim rewritings of the Psalms of David. He is presently writing a modern commentary on Imam al-Ḥaramayn al-Juwayni's Kitab al-Waraqat fī usul al-fiqh, and has begun to study recent developments in Qur'anic hermeneutics in Indonesia where he spent the spring of 2013 as a Fulbright senior scholar.

Arabic Articles  
Articles by Dr. Taha Jabir Alwani 
Al Alwani Library News 
IIIT's Al Alwani Library donated a large number of French and Arabic books to the Mauritanian bookstore
New Titles @ Al Alwani Library   
The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual Historyby Ahmed El Shamsy
Recalling the Caliphate: Decolonisation and World Orderby S. Sayyid
Politics, Law, and Community in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment by Professor Ovamir Anjum
The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam: The Qur'anic Principle of Wasatiyyah by Mohammad Hashim Kamali
Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development by Erin M. Cline
The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa by Rudolph T. Ware
God is Beautiful: The Aesthetic Experience of the Quran by Navid Kermani
Qur'an in Conversation by Michael Birkel 
Sexual Ethics And Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence by Kecia Ali 
Men in Charge?: Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition edited by Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Mulki Al-Sharmani, Jana Rumminger
Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam by Kecia Ali
Contemporary Topics of Islamic Thought by Muhammad Legenhausen

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