Imagining the Muslim Civilization and Umma in the Modern Era: A Comparative Review of Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World and The Idea of the Muslim World

Debates regarding all-encompassing transnational identities, and the historical circumstances which contributed to the construction of such imaginations, are gaining momentum as today’s ever-globalizing world becomes more interconnected in challenging long-standing sensibilities and allegiances at a…

Ironic Zaydis in Yemen

In the summer of 2016, Yemen’s national poet, Abd al-Aziz Maqalih, wrote to the warring Yemeni leaders gathered for talks in Kuwait, “there are no Rafidis in Yemen, nor are there Nasibis, but the lust…