What is Islam?: A Call for Scholastic Innovation

It is a deceptively innocent, straightforward question – what is Islam? Yet, this question has invited assumptions, debates, laws, and wars that have picked up in both speed and power over the course of the…

Indian Madrasa: On the Verge of Tomorrow

In the contemporary understanding, the word madrasa connotes various meanings and interpretations. For Muslims, however, this word has its historical significance as an institution for learning; in the modern world, it was set up as…

Modern Salafism: One Ideology, Many Movements

The modern use of the term Salafism is ambiguous and confusing. This ambiguity becomes apparent when many Salafis themselves are not entirely clear about what Salafism entails, assuming that it is simply to follow the…

Book Display – March 2018

The following list of books includes English-language titles published in March 2018 which span a range of disciplines in the broad field of Islamic Studies. Meant to showcase current research by both established and emerging scholars,…