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2008 – Volume 1 / Number 1

Editorial [1-2]

The Book of Imam Ali (AS) (Kitabu ‘Ali): Al-Jami‘ah [3-28]
M.S. Bahmanpour

Philosophy of the Imamat according to Mulla Sadra: An Analysis of the Personality and Attributes of the Imam in Light of the Transcendent Theosophy [29-56]
S. Y. Yasrebi

The Views of Tabataba’i on Traditions (Ahadith) and Occasions of Revelation (Asbab al-Nuzul) in Interpreting the Qur’an [57-84]
M. J. Elmi

Zad al-Salik (The Provisions of the Wayfarer) [85-99]
Fayd Kashani (c. 1598-1680 AD)

Precis of On the Hermeneutics of the Light Verse of the Quran [101-109]
L. Peerwani


2008 – Volume 1 / Number 2

The Spiritual Stance of the Shi‘a Imams [2-15]
M. S. Bahmanpour

The Concept of ‘Love’ in Transcendent Philosophy: A Comparison between Mulla Sadra and Plato [16-39]
S. K. Toussi

The Relation between Religion and the State: An Islamic Point of View [40-51]
H. Ayatollahy

The Imamate: The Esoteric Dimension of Prophecy (Nubuwwah) [52-74]
K. Aghili

Discriminating between Inequalities: John Rawls and Ayatullah Muhammad Baqir Sadr on Distributive Justice [76-94]
Ruhollah Bockmier

Custodians of Sacred Ground: The Mutawallis of Safavid Iran’s Major Shi‘a Shrines in the Administrative Handbook Dastur al-Muluk [96-116]
M. I. Marcinkowski

Book Reviews [118-121]


2008 – Volume 1 / Number 3

The Encyclopaedic Aspect of Bihar al-Anwar (Part I) [1-17]
Rasul Jafarian

One, Living, Reasonable: The God of Christianity and Islam [19-32]
Michael Ipgrave

Bada: Change in Divine Destiny and Decree [33-42]
Afzal Sumar

Husayn Ardabili: The First Narrator of Jafari Thought in Persian [43-58]
Najib Mayil-Hiravi

The Inclusion of Ali ibn Abi Talib in the Adhan [59-73]
Mohammad Hakimelahi

The Pedagogy of Imam Ali [75-86]
Hamid Reza Alavi

The Hawzah Ilmiyyah of Qum and the Production of Religious Knowledge in the Contemporary Era [87-95]
Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour

Review: The Other Shiites: From the Mediterranean to Central Asia by Alessandro Monsutti, Silvia Naef, and Farian Sabahi (eds.), 2007 [97-102]
Rebecca Masterton

Review: Islamic Aesthetics: An Introduction by Oliver Leaman, 2004 [103-106]
Ruhollah Bockmier


2008 – Volume 1 / Number 4


A Philosophical Solution for the Environmental Crisis [1-12]
Seyyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad

Human Subjectivity: Consciousness and Action [13-43]
Mahmoud Khatami

Crescent Sighting in the Shi‘a Community: Roots and Ramifications of Controversy [45-54]
Mohammad Samiei

The Encyclopaedic Aspect of Bihar al-Anwar (Part II) [55-69]
Rasul Jafarian

Orientalist Assertions regarding the Inimitability of the Qur’an: A Critical Analysis [71-94]
Aaliya Gokal

Swinburne’s View of the Islamic Revelation [95-106]
Amir Dastmalchian

Book Reviews

Early Islam between Myth and History: Al-Hasan al-Basrī (d. 110 H/728 CE) and the Formation of His Legacy in Classical Islamic Scholarship by Suleiman Ali Mourad, 2006 [107-113]
Rebecca Masterton

The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future by Vali Nasr, 2007 [114-117]
Amina Inloes


2009 – Volume 2 / Number 1


Hermeneutics and the Unique Quest of Being: Henry Corbin’s Intellectual Journey [3-26]
Amélie Neuve-Eglise

An Essay on the Place of Tolerance in Islam [27-51]
Syed Latif Hussain Kazmi

A Branched Model for Substantial Motion [53-67]
Muhammad Legenhausen

A Study of the Verse of Mubahalah [69-83]
Muhammad Javad Reza’i
Mahdi Dasht Bozorgi

Quantifying Happiness: A Study of Shi‘a University Students in Kerman, Iran [85-101]
Hamid Reza Alavi

Book Reviews

Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think? by John L. Esposito & Dalia Mogahed, 2007 [103-107]
Mohammad E. Mesbahi

A Monumental Manifestation of the Shiite Faith in Late Twelfth-Century Iran: The Case of the Gunbad-i ‘Alawiyan, Hamadan by Raya Shani, 1996 [108-113]
Cleo Cantone


2009 – Volume 2 / Number 2


On the Transcendental Element of Life: A Recapitulation of Human Spirituality in Islamic Philosophical Psychology [121-140]
Mahmoud Khatami

The Concept of Spiritual Perfection according to Ibn Sina and Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi [141-158]
Mukhtar H. Ali

The Qur’anic Principle of Peace [158-180]
Hamid Hadji Haidar

Mukhtar al-Thaqafi: Character versus Controversy [181-193]
Amina Inloes

The Cross-Sectarian Call for Islam: A Sample of Shi‘a Reformist Thought [195-219]
Elisheva Machlis

Book Reviews

Shi‘a Sects (Kitab Firaq al-Shi‘a) by al-Hasan ibn Musa al-Nawbakhti, trans. Abbas Kadhim, 2007 [221-226]
Ali Haider Abidi

Islam & Muslims: A Guide to Diverse Experience in a Modern World by Mark Sedgwick, 2006 [227-229]
Matthew Pierce

The Iraq Crisis and World Order: Structural, Institutional and Normative Challenges, ed. Ramesh Thakur and Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, 2006 [230-235]
Husam Al-Mallak


2009 – Volume 2 / Number 3


Communion, Synergy, Presence: Some Anglican Perspectives on Salvation [239-253]
Michael Ipgrave

Between Traditional Law and the Exigencies of Modern Life: Shi‘a Responses to Contemporary Challenges in Islamic Law [255-271]
Mohammad Samiei

The Theory of Islamic Governance in Ayatollah Khomeini’s Political Thought [273-284]
Mansour Mirahmadi

Multi-Subjectivism and Quasi-Objectivism in Tabari’s Qur’anic Hermeneutics [285-305]
Abdul Rahim Afaki

Conceptual Approaches in Contemporary Iranian Religious Reformism [307-326]
Bijan Abdolkarimi

Book Reviews

Arts of the City Victorious: Islamic Art and Architecture in Fatimid North Africa and Egypt by Jonathan M. Bloom, 2007 [327-332]
Delia Cortese

Mahdis and Millenarians: Shi’ite Extremists in Early Muslim Iraq by William F. Tucker, 2008 [333-335]
Christine D. Baker

Breaking the Idols of Ignorance: Admonition of the Soi-Disant Sufi by Sadr al-Din Shirazi, trans. M. Dasht Bozorgi & F. Asadi Amjad, ed. S. K. Toussi, 2008 [336-341]
Ali Haider Abidi

British Muslim Converts: Choosing Alternative Lives by Kate Zebiri [342-346]
Liyakat Takim

Islam in Europe: Diversity, Identity and Influence ed. Aziz Al-Azmeh & Effie Fokas, 2007 [347-349]
David Kuhrt


2009 – Volume 2 / Number 4

Book Symposium

Islamic Philosophy: A Living and Dynamic Tradition [359-368]
Ghulam Ali Haddad Adel

Mulla Sadra on ‘Substantial Motion’: A Clarification and a Comparison with Thomas Aquinas [387-400]
Latimah-Parvin Peerwani

A Critical Comparison of Cosmic Hierarchies in the Development of Christian and Islamic Mystical Theology [401-422]
Rebecca Masterton

Rethinking Being: From Suhravardi to Mulla Sadra [423-436]
Muhammad Kamal

The Central Importance of Spiritual Psychology in Mulla Sadra’s Philosophy [437-456]
Sayyed Khalil Toussi

Book Reviews

Spiritual Psychology: The Fourth Intellectual Journey in Transcendent Philosophy – Volumes VIII & IX of The Asfar by Mulla Sadra Shirazi, trans. Latimah-Parvin Peerwani [457-460]
David B. Burrell

The Sword of Persia: Nader Shah, From Tribal Warrior to Conquering Tyrant by Michael Axworthy [461-466]
Jasim Husain

An Introduction to Islamic Philosophy by Massimo Campanini, trans. Caroline Higgitt [467-471]
W. Craig Streetman

The Challenge of Islam: Encounters in Interfaith Dialogue by Douglas Pratt [472-473]
Michael Ipgrave


2010 – Volume 3 / Number 1


Ayatollah Khomeini and the Concepts of Wilayah and Walayah [5-23]
Akiro Matsumoto

The Reception of Kant and his Philosophy in Iran [25-40]
Ali Paya & Malakeh Shahi

Islamic Law and the Challenges of Modern Times [41-57]
A. Ezzati

The Role of Eloquence in the Inimitability of the Qur’an [59-71]
Zoheir Ali Esmail

The Philosophy of Cultural Differences in the Qur’an [73-90]
Sobhi Rayan

On Liberation: An Essay on the Matter of Light [91-112]
David Kuhrt

Book Reviews

Shah Abbas: The Ruthless King Who Became an Iranian Legend by David Blow [113-115]
Oliver Leaman

An Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries, Volume I: On the Nature of the Divine ed. Feras Hamza & Sajjad Rizvi, with Farhana Mayer [116-119]
Scott C. Lucas

L’esegesi musulmana del Corano nel secolo Ventesimo by Massimo Campanini [120-124]
Frank J. Gelli

Chosen Amongst Women: Mary and Fatima in Medieval Christianity and Shi‘ite Islam by Mary F. Thurlkill [125-129]
C. T. R. Hewer

The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq by Patrick Cockburn [130-133]
Husam Al-Mallak


2010 – Volume 3 / Number 2


Reinterpretation or Reformation? Shi‘a Law in the West [141-165]
Liyakat Takim

The Purity of Non-Muslims in Shi‘a Jurisprudence [167-184]
Aaron Varricchio

Mahdawiyyah as Final Vocabulary: A Postmodernist Reading of Iran’s Foreign Policy Principles [185-199]
Mansoor L. Limba

An Analysis of Iqbal’s Humanistic Vision [201-230]
Syed Latif Hussain Kazmi

Book reviews

Revelation and Falsification: The Kitab al-Qira’at of Ahmad b. Muhammad al-Sayyari, Critical Edition with an Introduction and Notes by Etan Kohlberg & Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, 2009 [231-233]
Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour

Opening the Qur’an: Introducing Islam’s Holy Book by Walter H. Wagner, 2008 [234-236]
Andrew Rippin

Keys to the Arcana: Shahrastani’s Esoteric Commentary on the Qur’an trans. Toby Mayer, 2009 [237-238]
Carl W. Ernst

The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology ed. Tim Winter, 2008 [239-241]
Kiki Kennedy-Day

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World ed. John L. Esposito, 2009 [242-243]
Mohammad Samiei

The Politics of Women’s Rights in Iran by Arzoo Osanloo, 2009 [244-248]
Paola Rivetti

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History by Ian J. Bickerton, 2009 [249-252]
Mohamad Nasrin Mohamad Nasir

Iranian Cinema and the Islamic Revolution by Shahla Mirbakhtyar, 2006 [253-254]
Michaël Abecassis


2010 – Volume 3 / Number 3


The Scholarly Contributions of Jabir ibn Yazid al-Ju’fi [261-281]
Abbas Ahmadvand, Sayyed Hesamuddin Ale Yasin & Saeed Tavoosi Masroor

Hisham ibn al-Hakam: Arch Heretic? [283-299]
Alexander Hainy Khaleeli

Criticising the Critique: An Appraisal of al-Samawi’s Denigration of the Companions [301-311]
Abu-Bakr Imam Ali-Agan

The Role of the Shi‘a in Preserving and Disseminating the Story of Barlaam and Ioasaph [313-330]
Jalil Nozari

Shi‘ism in Turkey: A Comparison of the Alevis and the Ja‘faris [331-340]
Abdulkadir Yeler

Book Reviews

The Cambridge Companion to the Qur’an ed. Jane Dammen McAuliffe, 2006 [341-343]
Brannon Wheeler

Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies by Nader Hashemi, 2009 [344-347]
Hamid Algar

Shi‘ism in America by Liyakat Nathani Takim, 2009 [348-351]
Saliha Devoe

Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory by Syed Akbar Hyder, 2006 [352-356]
Mary Elaine Hegland

Al-Ghazali’s Philosophical Theology by Frank Griffel, 2009 [357-362]
Eric Ormsby

Mulla Sadra and Metaphysics: Modulation of Being by Sajjad H. Rizvi, 2009 [363-367]
Alparslan Açikgenç

Iranian Cinema: A Political History by Hamid Reza Sadr, 2006 [368-370]
Michaël Abecassis


2010 – Volume 3 / Number 4

Symposium on Sayyid M. H. Fadlallah

Surviving, Resisting and ‘Becoming Modern’: Experiences of Shi‘a Women in Lebanon [379-403]
Maria Holt

Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah and Shi‘a Youth in Lebanon [405-426]
Lara Deeb

The Religious and Political Impact of Sayyid M. H. Fadlallah on Arab Shi‘ism [427-441]
Hilal Khashan

Fadlallah: A Mainstream Radical [443-464]
Miqdaad Versi

Book Reviews

Fadlallah: The Making of a Radical Shi‘ite Leader by Jamal Sankari, 2005 [465-470]
Robert Riggs

Shi‘ite Lebanon: Transnational Religion and the Making of National Identities by Roschanack Shaery-Eisenlohr, 2008 [471-475]
Morgan Clarke

Apocalyptic Islam and Iranian Shi’ism by Abbas Amanat, 2009 [476-478]
Oliver Leaman

Martyrdom in Islam by David Cook, 2007 [479-484]
Nousheen Yousuf-Sadiq

Mute Dreams, Blind Owls, and Dispersed Knowledges: Persian Poesis in the Transnational Circuitry by Michael M. J. Fischer, 2004 [485-487]
Ghazzal Dabiri

Religious Extremism (Ghuluww): Intellectual and Doctrinal Deviance in Islam by Ne’matollah Salehi Najafabadi, trans. Hamid Mavani, 2009 [488-493]
Afzal Sumar

Scripturalist Islam: The History and Doctrines of the Akhbari Shi‘i School by Robert Gleave, 2007 [494-497]
Liyakat Takim

The Quran and the Secular Mind: A Philosophy of Islam by Shabbir Akhtar, 2007 [498-501]
Amir Dastmalchian


2011 – Volume 4 / Number 1


War and Peace in the Islamic Sacred Sources [5-22]
Liyakat Takim

The Rite of the Water-Carrier: From the Circles of Sufis to the Rituals of Muharram [23-46]
Mojtaba Zarvani & Mohammad Mashhadi

Muslim Political Philosophy & the Affective Turn: Farabi on Language, Affect, and Reason [47-70]
Ali Altaf Mian

The ‘Invisible’ Islamic Community of Athens and the Question of the ‘Invisible’ Islamic Mosque [71-89]
Alexandros Sakellariou

Critical Notice: Shi‘a Islam in the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World [91-104]
Mohammad Samiei

Book Reviews

Islam and Human Rights: Selected Essays of Abdullahi An-Na‘im ed. Mashood A. Baderin, 2010 [105-110]
Aneesa Sattar Silat

Knowledge in Later Islamic Philosophy: Mulla Sadra on Existence, Intellect, and Intuition by Ibrahim Kalin, 2010 [111-114]
Latimah-Parvin Peerwani

Women and the Qur’an: A Study in Islamic Hermeneutics by Bahar Davary, 2009 [115-120]
Matthew Pierce

A Companion to the Muslim World by Amyn B. Sajoo, 2009 [121-123]
Andrew Rippin

Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law by Judith E. Tucker, 2008 [124-130]
Roxanne D. Marcotte

Textual Relations in the Qur’an: Relevance, Coherence and Structure by Salwa M. S. El-Awa, 2006 [131-135]
Abdul Rahim Afaki

Book Notes [137-140]


2011 – Volume 4 / Number 2


Tragedy, History and the Sacred: The Hujjah of Fatimat al-Zahra’ [147-162]
George William Warner

The Legitimacy of Party Politics and the Authority of the ‘Ulama’ in Iraq’s Shi‘a Islamist Movement: The Example of the Islamic Da‘wah Party (1957-1988) [163-182]
Florian Bernhardt

The Proof of the Veracious: An Exposition Based on ‘Allamah Tabataba’i’s Nihayat al-Hikmah [183-197]
Louis Medoff

An Examination of the Literary Miracle of the Qur’an as Evidence that a Science of Qur’anic Exegesis is Possible [199-217]
Fathullah Najarzadegan

Book Reviews

The Qur’an and its Biblical Subtext by Gabriel Said Reynolds, 2010 [219-222]

Oliver Leaman

A Poet of the Abbasid Period: Abu al-Qasim al-Zahi (‘Ali b. Ishaq b. Khalaf al-Zahi) 313-352 AH / 925-963 CE. His Life and Poetry annotated, edited and with an introduction by Khalid Sindawi, 2010 [223-224]
Andrew Rippin

Il trattato aureo sulla medicina attribuito all’imama ‘Ali al-Rida ed. Speziale Fabrizio & Giorgio Giurini, preface by Andrew Newman, 2009 [228-230]
Anna Vanzan

Science and Islam: A History by Ehsan Masood, 2009 [231-233]

Ali Paya

The Politics of Women’s Rights in Iran by Arzoo Osanloo, 2009 [244-248]
Paola Rivetti

Introducing Islam by William Shepard, 2009 and An Introduction to Islam by David Waines, 2003
Amir Dastmalchian

Said Nursi by Colin Turner & Hasan Horkuc, 2009 [240-242]
Regina Rowland

Umar by Shibli Numani, 2004 [243-246]
Fahimeh Mokhber Dezfouli

Book Notes [247-249]


2011 – Volume 4 / Number 3


The Orientalism of Comte de Gobineau [257-264]
John Andrew Morrow

‘Allamah Tabataba’i on Intuitive Knowledge of the Self and its Consequences in Practical Wisdom [265-285]
Reza Akbarian & Nona Momeni

Antony Flew’s Deism: Critical Remarks on ‘My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism’ [283-294]
Muhammad Ali Abdullahi

Freedom and Justice in Musa Sadr’s Political Thought [295-310]
Sharif Lakzaei

Critical Notice: Apocalyptic Islam – A Response to Amanat [311-330]
Hamid Algar

Book Reviews

The Qur’an: Modern Muslim Interpretations by M. Campanini, trans. Caroline Higgitt, 2011

Paul Heck

The New Cambridge History of Islam general ed. Michael Cook, 2010 [336-340]
Wilferd Madelung

Resistance: The Essence of the Islamic Revolution by Alastair Crooke, 2009 [341-344]
Ali Paya

Mawsu‘at al-Imam al-Husayn fi al-Kitab wa al-Sunnah wa al-Tarikh by Muhammad Muhammadi Rayshahri, Sayyid Mahmud Tabataba’i Nizhad, and Sayyid Ruhullah Sayyid Taba’i, 2009 [345-348]
Mahmud Karimi

The Qur’an: An Encyclopedia ed. Oliver Leaman, 2008 [349-350]
Ali Altaf Mian

Oil, Islam and Conflict: Central Asia Since 1945 by William Shepard, 2009 [351-354]
Dagi Dagiev

Living Shi’ism: Instances of Ritualisation Among Islamist Men in Contemporary Iran by David Thurfjell, 2006 [355-360]
Alessandro Cancian

Book Notes [361-365]


2011 – Volume 4 / Number 4


Ayatollah Hadi al-Mudarrisi: ‘A Journey into the Depths of Space and Time’ [373-396]
R. P. Buckley

Tension between the Qur‘an and the Hadith: The Case of Offensive Jihad [397-414]
Hamid Mavani

Thomas Aquinas and Mulla Sadra on the Soul-Body Problem: A Comparative Investigation [415-428]
Reza Rezazadeh

Dawud al-Raqqi: A Critical Survey of his Role in the Propagation of Shi’a Teachings [429-446]
Amir Momeni Hezaveh, Abbas Ahmadvand, Saeed Tavoosi Masroor

Book Reviews

Philosophy in Early Safavid Iran: Najm al-Din Mahmud al-Nayrizi and His Writings by Reza Pourjavady, 2011 [447-452]
Andrew J. Newman

Money in the Middle East and North Africa: Monetary Policy Frameworks and Strategies ed. D. Cobham & G. Dibeh, 2011; Islamic Entrepreneurship by R. Khayed & M. Hassan, 2011; Islamic Finance and Law: Theory and Practice in a Globalized World by M-H. Balala, 2011 ed. D. Cobham & G. Dibeh [453-456]
Oliver Leaman

Degrees of Excellence: A Fatimid Treatise on Leadership in Islam – A New Arabic Edition and English Translation of Ahmad b. Ibrahim al-Naysaburi‘s Kitab Ithbat al-Imama ed. Arzina R. Lalani, 2010 [457-459]
Robert Gleave

Shi’i Trends and Dynamics in Modern Times (XVIIIth-XXth centuries) – Courants et dynamiques chiites à l’époque modern (XVIIIe-XXe siècles) ed. S. Mervin & D. Hermann, 2010 [460-466]
Miriam Younes

Comte de Gobineau and Orientalism: Selected Eastern Writings trans. Daniel O‘Donoghue ed. Geoffrey Nash, 2009 [469-471]
John Andrew Morrow

Militant Islam: A Sociology of Characteristics, Causes, and Consequences by Stephen Vertigans, 2009 [472-478]
Corri Zoli

Book Notes [479-482]


2012 – Volume 5 / Number 1


Malcolm X and Mohammad Mehdi: The Shi‘a Connection? [5-24]
John Andrew Morrow

Fadlallah and the Passing of Lebanon’s Last Najafi Generation [25-46]
Michaelle Browers

Response to Browers: Marja‘iyyah and Wilayat al-Faqih [47-48]
Hamid Algar

Political Plots, Espionage, and a Shi‘a Text among the Moriscos [49-64]
José F. Cutillas

Seeing Allah While Dreaming: A Comparison Between Shi’a and Sunni Beliefs [65-80]
Ehsan Pouresmaeil

Book Reviews

Gender and Violence in the Middle East ed. Moha Ennaji & Fatima Sadiqi, 2011 [81-83]
Fatemeh Shayan

The Sociology of Islam: Secularism, Economy and Politics ed. Tugrul Keskin, 2011 [84-85]
Oliver Leaman

New Perspectives on Safavid Iran: Empire and Society ed. Colin P. Mitchell, 2011 [86-88]
Cleo Cantone

Memories of Muhammad: A Biography by Omid Safi, 2010 [89-94]
Afzal Sumar

Sufi Aesthetics: Beauty, Love, and the Human Form in the Writings of Ibn ‘Arabi and ‘Iraqi by Cyrus Zargar, 2011 [95-97]
Oliver Leaman

Beyond Death: The Mystical Teachings of ‘Ayn al-Qudat al-Hamadhani by Firoozeh Papan-Matin, 2010 [98-101]
Stephen Burge

Shari‘a: Theory, Practice, Transformations by W. B. Hallaq, 2009 [102-105]
S. Van den Branden

Book Notes [107-110]


2012 – Volume 5 / Number 4

Guest Editor: Andrew Newman


The Sarbadars of Sabzavar: Re-Examining Their ‘Shi‘a’ Roots and Alleged Goal to ‘Destroy Khurasanian Sunnism’ [379-402]
Shivan Mahendrarajah

The Saudi Ulema and the Shi‘a of Saudi Arabia [403-422]
Raihan Ismail

The Queen of Sheba in Shi‘a Hadith [423-440]
Amina Inloes

Ibn Shahrashub and Shi‘a Rhetorical Strategies in the 6th/12th Century [441-454]
Matthew Pierce

Ritual Purity and Buddhists in Modern Twelver Shi‘a Exegesis and Law [455-471]
Taymaz G. Tabrizi

Book Reviews

Qur’anic Hermeneutics: Al-Tabrisi and the Craft of Commentary by Bruce Fudge, 2011 [473-480]
Afzal Sumar

The Road to Tahrir Square: Egypt and the United States From the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak by Lloyd C. Gardner, 2011 [481-486]
Jeffrey C. Burke

Muslims and the New Media by Göran Larsson, 2011 [487-490]
Massimiliano Fusari

Orientalism & Conspiracy: Politics and Conspiracy Theory in the Islamic World ed. Arndt Graf, Schirin Fathi, and Ludwig Paul, 2011 [491-493]
Egdūnas Račius

The Terror of God. Attar, Job and the Metaphysical Revolt by Navid Kermani, 2011 [494-497]
Alessandro Cancian

Abū Ḥātim al-Rāzī: The Proofs of Prophecy: A Parallel English-Arabic Text trans. Tarif Khalidi, 2011 [498-500]
Majid Daneshgar

Pathways to an Inner Islam: Massignon, Corbin, Guénon, and Schuon by Patrick Laude, 2010 [501-504]
Alessandro Cancian

The Shiites of Lebanon under Ottoman Rule 1516-1788 by Stefan Winter, 2010 [505-510]
Pascal Abidor

Book Notes [511-514]


2012 – Volume 5 / Number 2


The Dichotomy of the Soul and Spirit in Shi‘a Hadith [117-129]
Abdulaziz Daftari

‘Self-Honour’ and ‘Other-Esteem’ in Shi‘a Sacrifice [131-147]
Habibollah Babaei

Al-Attas Revisited on the Islamic Understanding of Education [149-172]
Khosrow Bagheri Noaparast

Critical Notice: The Paediatric Treatise of a Fatimid Physician – Ibn al-Jazzar’s Kitab Siyasat al-Sibyan [173-186]
Anna Vanzan

Book Reviews

The Spirituality of Shi‘i Islam: Beliefs and Practices by Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, 2011 [187-191]
Karim Douglas Crow

Encyclopedia of Islamic Herbal Medicine by John Andrew Morrow, 2011 [192-194]
Irmeli Perho

The Origins of the Shi’a: Identity, Ritual, and Sacred Space in Eighth-Century Kufa by Najam Haider, 2011 [195-200]
Andrew J. Newman

Visualizing Belief and Piety in Iranian Shiism by Ingvild Flaskerud, 2010 [201-206]
Christiane Gruber

Islam and Modernities by Aziz Al-Azmeh, 2009 [207-213]
Alessandro Cancian

Sufism in an Age of Transition: ‘Umar al-Suhrawardi and the Rise of the Islamic Mystical Brotherhoods by Erik S. Ohlander, 2008 [214-215]
Oliver Leaman

Islamophobia by Chris Allen, 2010 [216-220]
Simon Sorgenfrei

Book Notes [221-224]


2012 – Volume 5 / Number 3


Thoughts on an Illustrated Copy of the Divan of Muhammad Khan Dashti from the 1270s (1853-1863) [231-247]
Lale Uluç

Baqir al-Sadr and the Islamic State: A Theory for ‘Islamic Democracy’ [249-275]
Jaffar Al-Rikabi

Najaf and Iranian Politics: Analysing the Way the Hawzah of Najaf Influenced Iranian Politics between Two Revolutions [277-294]
Mohammad Samiei

Critical Notice: Shi‘i Spirituality – A Response to Amir-Moezzi [295-315]
Karim Douglas Crow

Literature Review: Teaching Western Philosophy to Students of Islamic Studies [317-330]
Amir Dastmalchian

Book Reviews

Islam, the State, and Political Authority ed. Asma Afsaruddin, 2011. [333-339]
Joshua Parens

Shi’i Jurisprudence and Constitution by Amirhassan Boozari, 2011 [340-343]
Vanessa Martin

Shi‘i Islam in Iranian Cinema: Religion and Spirituality in Film by Nacim Pak-Shiraz, 2011 [344-348]
Nathalie Matti

Eternal Performance: Ta‘ziyeh and Other Shiite Rituals ed. Peter J. Chelkowski, 2010 [349-354]
Ingvild Flaskerud

Islam and Disability: Perspectives in Theology and Jurisprudence by Mohammed Ghaly, 2010 [355-357]
Morgan Clarke

Love in the Holy Quran by Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal, 2010 [358-360]
Muzaffar Iqbal

L’Islam sciita. Storia di una minoranza by Leonardo Capezzone & Marco Salati, 2006 [361-364]
Alessandro Cancian

Book Notes [365-369]


2013 – Volume 6 / Number 1


Imam ‘Ali’s Theory of Justice Revisited [5-30]
Ali Paya

The Establishment of the Office of the Shurtah during the Caliphate of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib [31-51]
Alireza Ashtari Tafreshi, Ali Bayat & Fatemeh Ahmadvand

The Shi‘a of Baghdad at the time of the ‘Abbasid Caliphs and the Seljuq Sultanate (447-575 AH) [53-74]
Muhammad Taher Ya‘ghoubi & Asghar Montazerolghaem

Beyond the Karbala Paradigm: Rethinking Revolution and Redemption in Twelver Shi‘a Mourning Rituals [75-91]
Edith Szanto

Book Reviews

A Code of Conduct: A Treatise on the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission. A critical edition of the Arabic text and English translation of Aḥmad b. Ibrāhīm al-Naysābūrī’s al-Risāla al-mūjaza al-kāfiya fī ādāb al-duʻāt ed. and trans. by Verena Klemm and Paul Walker, 2011 [93-97]
Sumaiya A. Hamdani Download

The Transmission and Dynamics of the Textual Sources of Islam: Essays in Honour of Harald Motzki ed. Nicolet Boekhoff-van der Voort, Kees Versteegh, and Joas Wagemakers, 2011 [98-101]
Andrew Rippin

Faharis al-Shi‘ah by Mahdi Khuddamiyan al-Arani, 1431 AH/2010 [102-108]
Karim Douglas Crow

City of Knowledge in Twentieth Century Iran: Shiraz, history and poetry by Setrag Manoukian, 2012 [109-114]
Alessandro Cancian

Diwan al-Shi‘r al-Farsi (al-juz’ al-awwal, al-qarn al-rabi‘ – al-tasi‘) by Muhammad Sadiq Muhammad (al-Karbasi), 2011 (Da’irat al-Ma‘arif al-Husayniyyah (The Hussaini Encyclopedia), vol. 77) [115-118]
Mohammad E. Mesbahi & Mohammad M. Baghi

Book Notes [119-123]


2013 – Volume 6 / Number 2


Conversion to Shi‘ism in East Africa [131-154]
Abbas Jaffer

Pirship in Badakhshan: The Role and Significance of the Institute of the Religious Masters (Pirs) in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Wakhan and Shughnan [155-176]
Abdulmamad Iloliev

The Role of Dreams in the Political Affairs of the Safavid Dynasty [177-198]
Nozhat Ahmadi

The Symbolic Expression of Power and Religion in the Public Buildings in Safavid Iran: A Conceptual Interpretation [199-218]
Rafooneh Mokhtarshahi Sani

Book Reviews

Islamic Philosophy, Science, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honor of Dimitri Gutas, ed. Felicitas Opwis and David Reisman, 2012[219-223]
Taneli Kukkonen

Avicenna’s Deliverance: Logic, trans. and notes by Asad Q. Ahmed, 2011 [224-231]
Wilfrid Hodges

Gender, Sainthood, and Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi‘ism by Karen G. Ruffle, 2011 [232-234]
Clinton Bennett

Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism by Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson, 2005 [235-238]
Mohammad Samiei

Political Islam, Iran, and the Enlightenment: Philosophies of Hope and Despair by Ali Mirsepassi, 2011 [239-241]
Ali Mortazavian

Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam by Shahzad Bashir, 2011. [242-248]
Paul Ballanfat

Book Notes [249-253]


2013 – Volume 6 / Number 3


The Interpretation of Miracles according to Mutahhari and Golshani: Comparative and Critical Notes [261-288]
Stefano Bigliardi

Shari‘ah Views on Adjusting the Repayment Amount of Loans and Debts According to a Price Index [289-306]
Issa Khan, Noor Naemah Abdul Rahman, Mohd Yakub Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff, and Md. Faruk Abdullah

From Tyre to Tehran: Transnational Links Amongst Lebanese Shi‘a Clerical Families [307-322]
Rodger Shanahan

In Defence of Bada’ [323-336]
Reza Berenjkar

Book Reviews

An Introduction to Said Nursi: Life, Thought and Writings by Ian S. Markham and Suendam Birinci Pirim, 2011; Theodicy and Justice in Modern Islamic Thought: The Case of Said Nursi edited by Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi‘, 2010 [337-342]
Hamid Algar

Theological Approaches to Qur’anic Exegesis: A Practical Comparative-Contrastive Analysis by Hussein Abdul-Raof, 2012 [343-346]
Herbert Berg

Shi’ism: A Religion of Protest by Hamid Dabashi [347-354]
Amina Inloes

The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam by Reza Shah-Kazemi, 2012 [355-362]
Rebecca Masterton

The Triumph of Mercy: Philosophy and Scripture in Mullā Ṣadrā by Mohammed Rustom, 2012. [363-366]
Abdessamad Belhaj

Book Notes [367-372]

Notes and Comments [373]


2013 – Volume 6 / Number 4


Women in Pilgrimage: Senses, Places, Embodiment, and Agency. Experiencing Ziyarat in Shiraz [383-410]
Donna Honarpisheh

The Malaysian Shi‘a: A Preliminary Study of Their History, Oppression, and Denied Rights [411-463]
Mohd Faizal Musa

A Study on the Notions of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib in Malay Popular Culture [465-479]
Majid Daneshgar, Faisal Bin Ahmad Shah, Zulkifli Bin Mohd Yusoff, Nurhanisah Senin, Siti Fairuz Ramlan, Mohd Roslan Bin Mohd Nor

Book Reviews

Monks and Muslims: Monastic and Shi‘a Spirituality in Dialogue ed. Mohammad Ali Shomali and William Skudlarek, 2012 [481-485]
Michael Ipgrave

The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi‘ism: Iconography and Religious Devotion in Shi‘i Islam ed. Pedram Khosronejad, 2011 [486-491]
Andrew J. Newman

Forbidding Wrong in Islam: An Introduction by Michael Cook, 2003 [492-499]
Afzal Sumar

Bibliographical Discourse Analysis: The Western Academic Perspective on Islam, Muslims and Islamic Countries (1949 – 2009) by Saied Reza Ameli, 2012 [500-505]
Imranali Panjwani

Book Notes [507-510]


2014 – Volume 7 / Number 1


Shi‘a Rijali Views of Muhammad ibn Muslim ibn Shihab al-Zuhri [5-21]
Farahnaz Vahidnia, Hasan Naqizadih & Gholamrida Raisian

Who is your Mother? Who is your Father? Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Light of Sunni and Shi‘a Law [23-36]
Cathy Harrison

The Jurisprudential and Legal Analysis of the Delayed Payment Fine in Banking Contracts in Iran [37-63]
Mohammad Rasool Ahangaran & Fereshteh Mollakarimi

Notes from the Margins: Shi‘a Political Theology in Contemporary Pakistan [65-97]
Mashal Saif

Book Reviews

Faith, Philosophy and the Reflective Muslim by Zain Ali, 2013 [99-104]
Richard Shumack

Treatise on Spiritual Journeying and Wayfaring by Sayyid Muḥammad Mahdī Baḥr al-ʿUlūm, ed. S. Ḥusaynī Ṭihrānī, trans. Tawus Raja, 2013 [105-109]
Mukhtar H. Ali

The Early History of Isma’ili Jurisrpudence: Law under the Fatimids ed. & trans. by Agostino Cilardo, 2012 [110-112]
Majid Daneshgar

Fiqh-i Pizishki by Seyyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad, 1389 AH (solar) (c. 2010) [113-117]
Hamid Reza Salehi

Book Notes [119-122]


2014 – Volume 7 / Number 2


Ruhollah Khomeini’s Political Thought: Elements of Guardianship, Consent, and Representative Government [121-150]
Nura Hossainzadeh

The Hazaras of Afghanistan and their Shi‘a Orientation: An Analytical Historical Survey [151-171]
Yahia Baiza

Singularity, Relationship and the Oneness of Being: Maurice Blanchot and Ibn ‘Arabi [173-190]
Hossein Moradi

The Study of Persian Shi‘ism in the Malay-Indonesian World: A Review of Literature from the Nineteenth Century Onwards [191-229]
Majid Daneshgar

Book Reviews

Al-Kafi, Book 1 (Intellect & Foolishness) by Shaykh Abu Ja‘far Muhammad b. Ya‘qub al-Kulayni with translation and commentary under the direction of Shaykh Rizwan Arastu, 2012 [231-234]
Hamid Mavani

Ḥizb ad-Daʿwa al-islāmīya. Selbstverständnis, Strategien und Ziele einer irakisch-islamistischen Partei zwischen Kontinuität und Wandel (1957-2003) by Florian Bernhardt, 2012 [235-238]
Rainer Brunner

In Search of the Lost Heart: Explorations in Islamic Thought by William K. Chittick [239-244]
Taneli Kukkonen

Shi‘ism and the Democratisation Process in Iran: With a focus on Wilayat al-Faqih [245-249]
Brittany Kyser

Book Notes [251-255]


2014 – Volume 7 / Number 3


Objectivity and Extra-Historicity in Understanding the Qur’an [263-282]
M. J. Elmi

Defining the Boundaries of Sacred Space: Unbelievers, Purity, and the Masjid al‑Haram in Shi‘a Exegesis of Qur’an 9:28 [283-319]
Linda Darwish

Thou Shalt Emulate the Most Knowledgeable Living Cleric: Redefinition of Islamic Law and Authority in Usuli Shi‘ism [321-344]
Zackery Mirza Heern

The Spiritual Aspects of Hajj: A Translation of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin’s (A) Discourse on Hajj with al-Shibli [345-352]
Mohammed Ali Ismail

Book Reviews

The Essentials of Ibāḍī Islam by Valerie J. Hoffman, 2011 [353-355]
Jonathan Brown

Christians, Muslims and Jesus by Mona Siddiqui, 2013 [356-358]
Khadijah Al-Hussain

Tafsir: Interpreting the Qur’an ed. Mustafa Shah, 2013 [359-360]
Brannon Wheeler

Fortresses of the Intellect: Ismaili and other Islamic Studies in Honour of Farhad Daftary ed. Omar Alí-de-Unzaga, 2011[361-365]
Tatsuya Kikuchi

Lebanon: After the Cedar Revolution by Are Knudsen and Michael Kerr (eds.), 2012 [366-368]
Nehad Khanfar

Hizbullah’s Documents: From the 1985 Open Letter to the 2009 Manifesto by Joseph Alagha, 2011 [369-374]
Katrin Jomaa

Book Notes [375-378]


2014 – Volume 7 / Number 4


Scepticism and Uncontested History: A Review Article [385-409]
(A review article of In the Shadow of the Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the
Ancient World
by Tom Holland, 2012 and Islam: The Untold Story written by Tom Holland, 2012)
Nebil Ahmed Husayn

Racial ‘Othering’ in Shi‘i Sacred History: Jawn ibn Huwayy ‘the African Slave’, and the Ethnicities of the Twelve Imams [411-439]
Amina Inloes

Performance and Potential of Islamic Finance: A Contextual Study in the UK [441-510]
Mareem Hussain

Book Reviews

The New Muslims of Post-Conquest Iran: Tradition, Memory, and Conversion by Sarah Bowen Savant, 2014 [511-514]
Rula J. Abisaab

Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question by Mohammad Hassan Khalil, 2012 and Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others ed. Mohammad Hassan Khalil, 2013 [515-519]
Amir Dastmalchian

The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies ed. Clinton Bennett, 2013 [520-528]
John Andrew Morrow

Metaphysical Penetrations: A Parallel English-Arabic Text by Mulla Ṣadrā, trans. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, ed. and introduced by Ibrahim Kalin [529-532]
Ali Paya

Book Notes [533-536]

1. Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy by Jonathan A. C. Brown, 2014 (reviewed by Omar Anchassi)

2. The Muslim World and Politics in Transition: Creative Contributions of the Gülen Movement ed. Greg Barton, Paul Weller, Ihsan Yilmaz, 2013 (reviewed by Emad Bazzi)

3. Introducing Islam, 2nd ed. William E. Shepard, 2014 (reviewed by Amina Inloes)

4. The Special Characteristics of the Leader of the Faithful – ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib by Aḥmad b. Shuʿayb al‑Nasāʾī, trans. Michael Mumisa, 2014 (reviewed by Amina Inloes)


2015 – Volume 8 / Number 1


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)


2015 – Volume 8 / Number 2

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


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)