Published: 2021-03-29

We are pleased to announce the coming publication of AJIS 38:1-2. This issue begins with a substantive editorial by AJIS coeditor Shuruq Naguib engaging the field of gender analysis in the study of Islam. The issue then features four research articles. In the first article, Ahmad Atif Ahmad revisits the Asl/Mabsut of Muhammad al-Shaybani, offering a contemporary reading of the complex relationship between norms and consent in this foundational Islamic legal text. In the second article, Sari Hanafi analyzes the institutionalization of the project of 'Islamization of Knowledge' through a case study of the International Islamic University of Malaysia. In the third article, Rafi Rahman traces the entanglement of race, religion, and culture in the United States -- a complex terrain negotiated by Black Muslims who challenge their marginalization as Muslim Americans in the umma. In the fourth article, Saja Parvizian reconstructs Ibn Rushd's argument that al-Ghazali is an unbeliever for causing others to fall into unbelief. The issue also includes three review essays -- by Omar Anchassi, Tammy Gaber, and Dženita Karić -- and a series of reviews. It concludes with Abdullah Drury's history of New Zealand Muslim discourse and thought.

 

 

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EDITORIAL
Gendering Gender Studies: A Note on Gender Analysis in the Study of Islam
Shuruq Naguib

 

ARTICLES
Fifty-Seven Tracts: Shaybānī’s (d. 189/805) Aṣl/Mabsūṭ, Twelve Centuries On
Ahmad Atif Ahmad

From Streamlining to Mainstreaming “Islamization of Knowledge”: The Case of the International Islamic University of Malaysia
Sari Hanafi

The Dissemination and Implementation of Islam within the African American Community: Addressing the Sin of Racism within the Ummah
Rafi Rahman

Averroës’ Takfīr of al-Ghazālı̄: Ta’wīl and Causal Kufr
Saja Parvizian

 

REVIEW ESSAYS
Conquered Populations in Early Islam: Non-Arabs, Slaves and the Sons of Slave Mothers
(by Elizabeth Urban)
Omar Anchassi

Architecture of the Islamic West North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, 700-1800
(by Jonathan M. Bloom)
Architecture in Global Socialism Eastern Europe, West Africa, and The Middle East in the Cold War
(by Łukasz Stanek)
Architecture of Coexistence Building Pluralism
(by Azra Akšamija, ed.)
Tammy Gaber

Remaking Muslim Lives: Everyday Islam in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina
(by David Henig)
Lived Islam: Colloquial Religion in a Cosmopolitan Tradition
(by Kevin Reinhart)
Dženita Karić

 

BOOK REVIEWS
Defending Muhammad in Modernity
(by SherAli Tareen)
Junaid S. Ahmad

Saṭwat al-Naṣ: Khiṭāb al-Azhar wa Azmat al-Ḥukm
(by Basma Abdel Aziz)
Muhammad Amasha

The Power of Education
(by Jeremy Henzell-Thomas)
Madiha Patel

Peaceful Families: American Muslim Efforts Against Domestic Violence
(by Juliane Hammer)
Justine Howe

China’s Muslims and Japan’s Empire, Centering Islam in WWII
(by Kelly A. Hammond)
Haiyun Ma

Madrasas and the Making of Islamic Womanhood
(by Hem Borker)
Fella Lahmar

Indonesia’s Islamic Revolution
(by Kevin Fogg)
Khairudin Aljunied

Islam and Asia: A History
(by Chiara Formichi)
Daniel Morgan

 

FORUM
Comfortably Numb: A Short History of New Zealand Muslim Discourse and Thought
Abdullah Drury