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Muslim Networks from Hajj to Hip Hop

by Miriam Cooke & Bruce B. Lawrence The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

Crucial to understanding Islam is a recognition of the role of Muslim networks. The earliest networks were Mediterranean trade routes that quickly expanded into transregional paths for pilgrimage, scholarship,...


Islam without Europe

by Ahmad S. Dallal The University of North Carolina Press (April 20, 2018)

Replete with a cast of giants in Islamic thought and philosophy, Ahmad S. Dallal's pathbreaking intellectual history of the eighteenth-century Muslim world challenges stale views of this period as one of decline,...


Aden and the Indian Ocean Trade

by Roxani Eleni Margariti The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

Positioned at the crossroads of the maritime routes linking the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the Yemeni port of Aden grew to be one of the medieval world's greatest commercial hubs. Approaching Aden's...


The Walking Qur'an

by Rudolph T. Ware Iii The University of North Carolina Press (June 16, 2014)

Spanning a thousand years of history--and bringing the story to the present through ethnographic fieldwork in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania--Rudolph Ware documents the profound significance of Qur'an schools...


Constructing Bangladesh

by Sufia M. Uddin The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2006)

Highlighting the dynamic, pluralistic nature of Islamic civilization, Sufia M. Uddin examines the complex history of Islamic state formation in Bangladesh, formerly the eastern part of the Indian province of...


Isma'ili Modern

by Jonah Steinberg The University of North Carolina Press (January 17, 2011)

The Isma'ili Muslims, a major sect of Shi'i Islam, form a community that is intriguing in its deterritorialized social organization. Informed by the richness of Isma'ili history, theories of transnationalism...


Gender, Sainthood, and Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi’ism

by Karen G. Ruffle The University of North Carolina Press (July 07, 2011)

In this study of devotional hagiographical texts and contemporary ritual performances of the Shi'a of Hyderabad, India, Karen Ruffle demonstrates how traditions of sainthood and localized cultural values shape...


The Call of Bilal

by Edward E. Curtis IV The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2014)

How do people in the African diaspora practice Islam? While the term "Black Muslim" may conjure images of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, millions of African-descended Muslims around the globe have no connection...