This issue begins with an editorial on humanistic education and Islam by the journal editor, Ovamir Anjum.

It then features two research articles: Kareem Rosshandler's "A Review of Contemporary Arabic Scholarship on the Use of Israiliyyat for Interpreting the Qur'an" is an important exploration of how modern Arabophone Muslim exegetes employ Israelite narratives in their commentaries. The second article, Abbas Ahsan's "Quine's Ontology and the Islamic Tradition" is a meticulous philosophical treatment of a fundamental point: whether naturalist philosophy, particularly in its Quinean form, is commensurable with an absolutely transcendent notion of God as expressed in certain dominant theological traditions of Islam.

A review essay on the second edition of Jonathan Brown's celebrated book Hadith: Muhammad's Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World precedes eight book reviews.

Finally, in a refreshing and provocative essay, "Islam in English" Oludamini Ogunnaike and Mohammed Rustom make a case for new vocabulary that could express, not merely describe, Islam in English.



Ovamir Anjum
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Review Essay


Abu Zayd
Abstract 601 | PDF Downloads 308 | DOI

Page 64-73

Book Reviews

Applying Ibn Khaldūn

Yasien Mohamed
Abstract 189 | PDF Downloads 0 | DOI

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Suburban Islam

Kayla Renée Wheeler
Abstract 187 | PDF Downloads 0 | DOI

Page 78-82

Young Muslim America

Hussein Rashid
Abstract 197 | PDF Downloads 10 | DOI

Page 82-84

Muslim Americans

Besheer Mohamed
Abstract 250 | PDF Downloads 0 | DOI

Page 85-86

New Directions in Islamic Education

Amaarah DeCuir
Abstract 487 | PDF Downloads 0 | DOI

Page 86-91


Ahmed Zakarya Mitiche
Abstract 290 | PDF Downloads 0 | DOI

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Longing for the Lost Caliphate

Alden Young
Abstract 322 | PDF Downloads 0 | DOI

Page 95-98

The Arab Spring

Nazar Ul Islam Wani
Abstract 268 | PDF Downloads 0 | DOI

Page 98-101


Islam in English

Oludamini Ogunnaike, Mohammed Rustom
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