The Iranian Electric Power Industry after the Islamic Revolution: Nuclear Developments and Current Conditions29Oct 12
This quick study analyses Iran’s electric power industry and the role of nuclear power therein. Until 2010, the author worked in this industry and was based in Tehran. In this quick study, he answers the question: “does Iran really need nuclear power?” Continue reading →
Rethinking neo-Salafism through an Emerging Fiqh of Citizenship: The Changing Status of Minorities in the Discourse of Yusuf al-Qaradawi and the ‘School of the Middle Way’29Oct 12
David H. Warren and Christine Gilmore.
This quick study shows that while al-Qaradawi’s early work on the citizenship status of non-Muslims was neo-traditionalist in that it advocated retaining the dhimma system, he has since moved away from this position and is actively engaged in the process of developing an innovative and inclusive theory of “Islamic Citizenship” Continue reading →
An Alternative Representation of Femininity in 1920s Lebanon: Through the Mise-en-Abîme of a Masculine Space.15Jun 11
Yasmine Nachabe focuses on this 1920s photograph by Marie al-Khazen: Two Women Dressed up in Men’s Suits. Continue reading →
David E. Merrell.
This quick study highlights the need for future research among Muslim leaders, especially women leaders (otinoyi singular; otinoyilar plural), on the neglected topic of how Islam influences dispute resolution in Central Asia. Continue reading →
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