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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (2): 361–373.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Edith Szanto Szanto’s study examines a collection of Twelver Shi’i children’s books from the Syrian shrine-town of Sayyida Zaynab. As there are few Twelver Shi’is and Shi’i publishers in Syria, the Shi’i children’s books are imported from Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran. As a result, they reflect both...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 502–514.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Karen G. Ruffle Networks of trade, scholarship, and pilgrimage have traditionally connected Muslims transregionally, yet these very networks draw into dramatic relief the significance of the local in defining Shi'i religious practices and worldviews. The Shi'i community in the South Indian city...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2007) 27 (1): 109–125.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., which allows them to create shared identities in a multiplicity of social and cultural contexts. This article explores the links among pilgrimage, devotional practices, and the consump- tion of religious commodities in the production and organization of transnational forms of Shi‘i Islam...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Jean-Michel Landry Abstract In recent years, the problem of gender-based custody allocation has sparked intense mobilization across the Middle East. In Lebanon, Sunni and Shi‘i citizens led two parallel campaigns to modify the sharia-derived norms enforced in custody disputes. Their efforts...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1996) 16 (2): 93–100.
Published: 01 August 1996
... the current regime in the Sudan. (shari'a) and tradition (i.e., an Islamic state) has been The IRI is the only modern theocracy based on of longer duration and seemingly the only serious the Shi'i shari'a, and is the oldest and most stable of challenge to question of Western "dominance...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (1): 78–88.
Published: 01 May 2005
... L’imposition Calmard, voir: Jean of see development rituals, later the Shi‘i on studies detailed For 1997). Wiener, uta h term...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (1): 122–137.
Published: 01 May 2005
... aaDeeb Lara inDsetto eerhFlosi,agatfo mr Uni- Emory from grant a Fellowship, Research Dissertation Founda- tion Science National a Fellowship, Dis- Research International Field Council sertation Research Science made Social was a research by field possible My identity. or their “Shi‘i” of part...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 512–532.
Published: 01 December 2010
...- ies of the holy Shi‘i cities of Ottoman Iraq. One could claim that, together with banditry, com- mercial activities related to corpse and pilgrim traffic constituted one of the most persistent economic activities of the Ottoman-­Iranian...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 312–330.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of the Islamic associa- descendants, Africans (mainly foreign students, tion, an Egyptian named Muhammad, married 13. In this article I examine the concept of “objecti- 14. Alawis are an esoteric Shi‘i sect that exists in Syria, 15. Silvia Montenegro, “Dilemas identitários do Islã fication,” which Dale...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 386–397.
Published: 01 December 2010
... and Intercessory Powers of Fatimah al-­Zahra in Indo-­Persian, Shi‘i Devotional Literature and Performance Karen G. Ruffle atimah al-­Zahra, the daughter of the prophet...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 69–75.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., and militarists in the Iranian polity. If tutional religion. Throughout this period, the the purported end of the revolution implies the Shi’i ulema grew from a diffused religious and formation of a stable political regime (even if it sociopolitical force, without any important orga- is for a short...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 34–45.
Published: 01 May 2011
... This article explores the retreat of the secular forces in the face of Shi’i fundamentalism’s rise in Iran and the subjective factors involved. First, however, several conceptual ambiguities need to be briefly clarified. Secularism has vague...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 296–311.
Published: 01 August 2019
... Islamic activists perceive as the destructive effects of Western culture and to align the production of knowledge with the teachings of Shi'i Islam. The effort to produce modern Islamic knowledge, however, has paradoxically intensified the translation of European thought and invested it with the ethos...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1996) 16 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 May 1996
... in Iran to the pu- in power in the central region of the Arabian penin- tative oppositional doctrines of Shi‘ism, the peculiar sula for over three centuries gave them additional le- Shi‘i clerical network (in contradistinction to Sunni gitimacy. Similarly, the presence of the ruling al- ulama...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (1): 47–62.
Published: 01 May 2009
... than as an outcome of the hegemony of Shi’i culture in Iran or as the political response of traditional forces of society, rep- resented by the ulema, against the modernizing Pahlavi regime. I argue that the Islamization of the political and social movements throughout this period...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 468–482.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., helped create, for the first time in history, an Islamic state headed by a Shi’i jurisprudent (faqih). Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini (1902–89), who had called for the establishment of such a state nearly...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (1): 278–279.
Published: 01 May 2005
... oenSiiIslam Shi‘i of Modern Discourses Symbolic and Performances Ritual of ics coming forth- the and Iran Press) Washington Modern of in (University Rituals and Symbols Shi‘i Karbala: include Austin. Texas, publications of recent University His the East- at Middle Studies for ern Center the of director...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 365–385.
Published: 01 December 2010
... the Deccan region of south-­central India, Shi‘i devotion and Urdu poetry both flour- ished in unique ways, beginning in the medieval period but extending into the modern period. But did these cultural phenomena allow new creativity for women? For ordinary women, creativity and empowerment...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 154–169.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Tabriz: that was popular among the ulema and more and Azeri background identified with both the to traditional classes.6 In Iran the merchants, in Sunni Ottomans and the Shi‘i Iranians...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (2): 341–359.
Published: 01 August 2005
... Quran and the hadith, judgments of the twelve If any man should transgress beyond his limits Shi’i imams, and decisions of the jurists and Quarrels will arise to the left and to the right was administered by various members of the Keep everyone in his...