Understanding the Deoband Movement

When I began researching the Deoband movement as a graduate student, I knew basically three things about the Deobandis: there are hundreds of madrasas around the world modelled after the original Deobandi seminary, the Dar…

Islam in America: Salve for Strained Race Relations

And with racism now plaguing in America like an incurable cancer all thinking Americans should be more respective to Islam as an already proven solution to the race problem. –Malcolm X The political ascendency of…

Kodrā: A Subversive Narrative of Islamic Reform

[Book Review] Rashid Shaz. Kodra: A Narrative of Shi‘a-Sunni Understanding (New Delhi: Milli Publications, 2018). 239 pages. INR 300 hardcover. A romanticized view of Muslim history still makes Muslims comfortable. Their discussions are heavily loaded…