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Ahmed, Shahab. What Is Islam: The Importance of Being Islamic

Ahmed, Shahab. What Is Islam: The Importance of Being Islamic. Princeton University Press, New York, 2016. Shahab Ahmed died in September, 2015 and this weighty text was published posthumously and is a text definitely worth diving into by those who study Islam and those who want to know something about it. The fact that he [...]

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The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism -- Mayanthi Fernando In 1989 three Muslim schoolgirls from a Paris suburb refused to remove their Islamic headscarves in class. The headscarf crisis signaled an Islamic revival among the children of North African immigrants; it also ignited an ongoing debate about the place of Muslims [...]

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