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In a Pure Muslim Land

by Simon Wolfgang Fuchs The University of North Carolina Press (March 05, 2019)

Centering Pakistan in a story of transnational Islam stretching from South Asia to the Middle East, Simon Wolfgang Fuchs offers the first in-depth ethnographic history of the intellectual production of Shi&703;is...


Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

by Babak Rahimi & Peyman Eshaghi The University of North Carolina Press (April 23, 2019)

Pilgrimage is one of the most significant ritual duties for Muslims, entailing the visitation and veneration of sites associated with the Prophet Muhammad or saintly figures. As demonstrated in this multidisciplinary...


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,...


Religion as Critique

by Irfan Ahmad The University of North Carolina Press (November 20, 2017)

Irfan Ahmad makes the far-reaching argument that potent systems and modes for self-critique as well as critique of others are inherent in Islam--indeed, critique is integral to its fundamental tenets and practices....


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...


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...


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...


Sufi Narratives of Intimacy

by Sa'diyya Shaikh The University of North Carolina Press (March 05, 2012)

Thirteenth-century Sufi poet, mystic, and legal scholar Muhyi al-Din ibn al-'Arabi gave deep and sustained attention to gender as integral to questions of human existence and moral personhood. Reading his works...


What Is Veiling?

by Sahar Amer The University of North Carolina Press (September 02, 2014)

Ranging from simple head scarf to full-body burqa, the veil is worn by vast numbers of Muslim women around the world. What Is Veiling? explains one of the most visible, controversial, and least understood emblems...