Conversations: An Interview with Abdullahi An-Na’im on his new book, “What is an American Muslim?”

  Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im (from Sudan) is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law, associated professor in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion of Emory University. After reading his book, “What is an American Muslim?: Embracing Faith and… Read More Conversations: An Interview with Abdullahi An-Na’im on his new book, “What is an American Muslim?”

Book Reviews: Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam

Author of American Muslim Women, Jamillah Karim, and co-author Dawn-Marie Gibson, Professor of History at Royal Holloway, University of London, recently published Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam. In a field certainly undervalued and understudied, this research contributes to expanding the perception of Islam in America more broadly and uniquely opens… Read More Book Reviews: Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam

Book Reviews: Black Star Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America, Sohail Daulatzai

Back in November, I attended Georgia State University’s launch event for their After Malcolm Digital Archive project. The initiative is set to explore the lives and contributions of African American Muslims. The project is still in its beginnings but I encourage you to check out the publications and videos they’ve made available on the site.… Read More Book Reviews: Black Star Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America, Sohail Daulatzai

Book Reviews: Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters, Omid Safi

“Show me your relationship to Muhammad, and I will show you what kind of Muslim you are,” says Omid Safi in his work, Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters. I read Safi’s Memories of Muhammad a couple of years ago as a required text for a graduate course and since have found myself frequently… Read More Book Reviews: Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters, Omid Safi

Book Reviews: On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam, Sherman Jackson

  From the time of the death of the Prophet (saws), Muslims have struggled towards consensus on an array of theological issues. While rooted in scholarly ambition,these debates have helped cast a long history of intra-Muslim violence. On several occasions the Qur’an invokes the injunction, “enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong.” Many… Read More Book Reviews: On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam, Sherman Jackson