This review essay of Faiz Ahmed's Afghanistan Rising: Islamic Law and Statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires focuses on the late imperial and the postimperial context of inter-Islamic networks. It emphasizes the Ottoman, Balkan, and Eurasian exchanges within the historiographical framework of the changing global order characterized by novel deliberations among Muslims across geographic and political boundaries. Situating Afghanistan Rising within these networks reveals the complexity of the inter-Islamic region and the consequence of Muslim agency.

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