University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Islamic Studies Professor Carl W. Ernst has shared the beginning of the draft with TIRN. The entire draft can be accessed on his website. by CARL W. ERNST (draft prepared for Duke University Arabic Halaqa on December 8, 2014): (EXCERPT) The early Sufi movement arose in the society of the `Abbasid… Continue reading → Read More
by RYAN RODRICK BEILER for ON FAITH on DECEMBER 11, 2014: If the wise men came to Bethlehem today, they might have a hard time reaching the Christ child. As one popular satirical Christmas card purportedly by the British street artist Banksy depicts, the magi might now find their way blocked by the Israeli separation barrier […] Read More
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Recent reports state that officials in the Islamic country of Saudi Arabia have passed a law that may impose the death penalty on Bible smugglers and any others distributing religious materials that are not of the Muslim religion. “[T]he new law extends to the importing of all illegal drugs and ‘all […] Read More
“Religious violence is, firstly, violence sponsored or performed by individuals or groups who self-define and are identified by those around them as religious. Secondly, these actors account for their violence in a religious language, invoking religious symbols and referencing religious norms and values.”– Gideon Aran by GIDEON ARAN for CONTENDING MODERNITIES (blog at University of […] Read More
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