Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies

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Vol. 17 (2017)

1 - Haggai Mazuz, Post-Biblical Jewish Sources in al-Maqrīzī’s Historiography—Whence His Knowledge? (pdf xxx kB, pp. 1-xxx)


Vol. 16 (2016)

9 - Special dossier: Living 2016: Cultural Codes and Arrays in Arab Everyday Worlds Five Years After the “Arab Spring” [= Proceedings of a workshop, held at the Department for Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo, Norway, May 29-30, 2016], ed. Stephan Guth & Elena Chiti (pdf, pp. 221-388)

Click here to download whole dossier.

8 - Zaid Alamiri and Peter Mickan, What Makes the Qurʾānic Narratives Cohesive? Systemic Functional Linguistics-Based Analysis of Reference Role: Some Reflections (pdf 761 kB, pp. 199-219) 

7 - Liana Saif, The Universe and the Womb: Generation, Conception, and the Stars in Islamic Medieval Astrological and Medical Texts (pdf 620 kB, pp. 181-198) 

6 - Salah Natij, La conception ǧāḥiẓienne de l’adab d’après son épître Ṣināʿāt al-quwwād (pdf 791 kB, pp. 163-179) 

5 - William M. Cotter, One Piece of the Puzzle: Notes on the Historic Interdental Fricatives /θ, ð, ðˁ/ in the Arabic Dialect of Gaza City (pdf 887 kB, pp. 149-162)

4 - William Costel Tamplin, Who Was ‛Umar ibn Sayyid? A Critical Reevaluation of the Translations and Interpretations of the Life (pdf 781 kB, pp. 125-147) 

3 - Rachel Anne Friedman, Significant Intersections between Legal and Rhetorical Theories: Lessons from an Interdisciplinary Reading of al-Bāqillānī’s Theory of Language (pdf 873 kB, pp. 99-123)

2 - Hani ElayyanThree Arabic Novels of Expatriation in the Arabian Gulf Region: Ibrāhīm Naṣrallāh’s Prairies of Fever, Ibrāhīm ʿAbdalmagīd’s The Other Place, and Saʿūd al-Sanʿūsī’s Bamboo Stalk  (pdf 679 kB, pp. 85-98)

1 - Vera von Falkenhausen, Nadia Jamil, and Jeremy Johns, The Twelfth-century documents of St. George’s of Tròccoli (Sicily) (pdf  12 MB, pp. 1-84)

Vol. 15 (2015)

11 - Ivan V. Sivkov, The Concept of Ministry in the Arabic Political Tradition: Its origin, development, and linguistic reflection (pdf 707 kB, pp. 227-244)

10 - Brynjar LiaAutobiography or Fiction? Ḥasan al-Bannā’s Memoirs Revisited (pdf 707 kB, pp. 199-226)

9 - Geula Elimelekh, Rebellion in a World of Totalitarianism: Sharīf Ḥatātah’s Novel The Eye with an Iron Lid (pdf 190 kB, pp. 179-197)

8 - Additional Reading Marks in Kufic Manuscripts — This article was published erroneously with an incorrect attribution. The version of record is by Mark Muehlhaeusler, and was published by the Journal of Islamic Studies (2016) 27 (1): 1-16 ( all versions )

7 - Gert Borg, Poetry as a Source for the History of Early Islam: The case of (al-)ʿAbbās b. Mirdās (pdf 973 kB, pp. 137-163)

6 - Dana Awad, The Evolution of Arabic Writing Due to European Influence: The Case of Punctuation (pdf 1,29 MB, pp. 117-136)

5 - Mustafa BinMayaba, From Expulsion to Readmission: Ibn Abī Ḥafṣa’s Rhetorical Technique at the ʿAbbāsid Court (pdf 1021 kB, pp. 93-116)

4 - Teresa Pepe, When Writers Activate Readers: How the autofictional blog transforms Arabic literature (pdf 967 kB, pp. 73-91)

3 - Muhammad al-Sharkawi, Towards Understanding the Status of the Dual in Pre-Islamic Arabic (pdf 728 kB, pp. 59-72)

2 - Fayssal TayalatiDu verbe au nom et du nom au verbe : Syntaxe et sémantique des maṣdars en arabe standard (pdf 667 kB, pp. 19-57)

1 - Manuel SartoriSawfa lā/lan yafʿal- et lā/lan sawfa yafʿal- : Étude de cas sur corpus pour une grammaire didactique et renouvelée de l’arabe moderne (pdf 671 kB, pp. 1-17)

Vol. 14 (2014)

10 - Pierre LarcherLiwāṭ « agir comme le peuple de Loth… » : Formation et interprétation lexicales en arabe classique (pdf 322 kB, pp. 213-27)

9 - Sara Nimis, Sainthood and the Law: The Influence of Mysticism in Eighteenth Century Pedagogy of the fuqahāʾ (pdf 2683 kB, pp. 179-211)

8 - Silje S. Alvestad, Evaluative Language in Academic Discourse: Euphemisms vs. Dysphemisms in Andrews’ & Kalpaklı’s The Age of Beloveds (2005) as a case in point (pdf 511 kB, pp. 155-177)

7 - Ajhar A. Hakim, The Forgotten Rational Thinking in the Ḥanbalite Thought, With Special Reference to Ibn Taymiyya (pdf 444 kB, pp. 137-154)

6 - Olatunbosun Ishaq Tijani, Contemporary Emirati Literature: Its Historical Development and Forms (pdf 296 kB, pp. 121-136)

5 - Muhammad al-Sharkawi, Urbanization and the Development of Gender in the Arabic Dialects (pdf 470 kB, pp. 87-120)

4 - Yehudit Dror, Die Wortstellung des Subjekts "Gott" im Koran (pdf 686 kB, pp. 63-86)

3 - Charlene Tan, Educative Tradition and Islamic Schools in Indonesia (pdf 264 kB, pp. 47-62)

2 - Ariel Moriah Sheetrit, Geography of Identity: ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Munīf's Sīrat madīna – ʿAmmān fī 'l-arbaʿīnāt (pdf 435 kB, pp. 27-45)

1 - Ludmila Torlakova, Metaphors of the Arab Spring: Figurative Construals of the Uprisings and Revolutions (pdf 472 kB, pp. 1-25)

Vol. 13 (2013)

10 - Kasper MathiesenAnglo-American 'Traditional Islam' and Its Discourse of Orthodoxy (pdf 472 kB, pp. 191-219)

9 - Waed Athamneh and Caroleen Marji Sayej, Engaging the Authoritarian State: Voices of Protest in Syria (pdf 527 kB, pp. 169-190)

8 - Alexander Magidow, Competing Pressures in Digolossia: Avoiding Colloquial Elements in Writing Modern Standard Arabic (pdf 692 kB, pp. 146-168)

7 - Almog KasherThe Term al-fiʿl al-mutaʿaddī bi-ḥarf jarr (lit. "the verb which 'passes over' through a preposition") in Medieval Arabic Grammatical Tradition (pdf 594 kB, pp. 115-145)

6 - Bruno Herin, Do Jordanians really speak like Palestinians? (pdf 391 kB, pp. 99-114)

5 - Arin Salamah-Qudsi, Heart's Life With God: al-Ma'rifa bi-llâh (Knowledge of God) in al-Qushayrî's al-Risâla al-Qushayriyya (pdf 479 kB, pp. 76-98)

4 - Sandra S. Campbell, Famous Last Words: The Maqâtil of the Zubayrids in Medieval Islamic Histories (pdf 585 kB, pp. 58-75)

3 - Lorenz Mathias Nigst, Highway Luzûmiyyât Revisited: Some Thoughts About Abû 'l-cAlâ' al-Macarrî, the Freethinker (pdf 315 kB, pp. 41-57)

2 - Dorit Gottesfeld, "Mirrors of Alienation": West Bank Palestinian Women's Literature after Oslo (pdf 365 kB, pp. 22-40)

1 - Farid Hafez, Der Gottesstaat des Esad Bey: Eine Muhammad-Biographie aus der Sicht eines jüdischen Konvertiten zum Islam unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Dimension des Politischen (pdf 422 kB, pp. 1-21)

Vol. 12 (2012) The book in fact and fiction in pre-modern Arabic literature, (eds.) Antonella Ghersetti and Alex Metcalfe (pdf 4.3 Mb pp. 1-263)

9 - Giovanni Canova, Libri e artigiani del libro: le raccomandazioni dei giuristi musulmani (pdf kB, pp. 235-63).

8 - Konrad Hirschler, 'Catching the eel' – documentary evidence for concepts of the Arabic book in the Middle Period (pdf 197 kB, pp. 224-34).

7 - Letizia Osti, Notes on a private library in fourth/tenth-century Baghdad (pdf 553 kB, pp. 215-23).

6 - Monica Balda-Tillier, La prose amoureuse arabo-islamique médiévale, de l'isnad traditionnel aux sources livresques (pdf 508 kB, pp. 186-14).

5 - Samuela Pagani, Il libro come maestro: sufismo e storia della lettura nel medioevo islamico (pdf 496 kB, pp. 144.85).

4 - Noah Gardiner, Forbidden knowledge? Notes on the production, transmission, and reception of the major works of Ahmad al-Buni (pdf 786 kB, pp. 81-143).

3 - Ahmad Nazir Atassi, The transmission of Ibn Sa'd's biographical dictionary Kitab al-Tabaqat al-kabir (pdf 487 kB, pp. 56-80).

2 - Peter Webb, 'Foreign books' in Arabic literature: discourses on books, knowledge and ethnicity in the writings of al-Jahiz (pdf 569 kB, pp. 16-55).

1 - Antonella Ghersetti, Editor's introduction: 'The book in fact and fiction in pre-modern Arabic literature' (pdf 206 kB, pp. 1-15).

Vol. 11 (2011) • Click here to access the complete volume. (pdf 2.3 Mb, pp. 1-235)

Vol.11/5 (2011) Pavel Pavlovitch, The 'Ubâda b. al-Sâmit Tradition: at the Crossroads of Methodology (pdf 971 kB, pp. 137-235).

Vol.11/4 (2011) Andrew Marsham, Public Execution in the Umayyad Period: Early Islamic Punitive Practice and its Late Antique Context (pdf 311 kB, pp. 101-36).

Vol.11/3 (2011) Jocelyn Sharlet, Tokens of Resentment: Medieval Arabic Narratives about Gift Exchange and Social Conflict (pdf 266 kB, pp. 62-100).

Vol.11/2 (2011) Gert Borg, Die marthiya des A'shâ Bâhila auf seinen Halbbruder al-Muntasir. Eine thematische Untersuchung (pdf 290 kB, pp. 36-61).

Vol.11/1 (2011) Felicitas Opwis, The Role of the Biographer in Constructing Identity and School: al-'Abbâd and his Kitâb Tabaqât al-fuqahâ' al-shî'iyya (pdf 270 kB, pp. 1-35).

Vol. 10 (2010) • Click here to access the complete volume. (pdf 1.6 Mb, pp. 1-145)

6 - Ludmila Torlakova, The Notion Weapon in Arabic Idioms. Characterization of Persons and Objects (pdf 233 kB, pp. 119-145).

5 - Reem Bassiouney, Redefining identity through code choice in al-Hubb fi 'l-Manfa by Baha' Tahir (pdf 185 kB, pp. 101-118).

4 - Antonella Ghersetti, 'Like the Wick of the Lamp, Like the Silkworm They Are'. Stupid Schoolteachers in Classical Arabic Literary Sources (pdf 234 kB, pp. 75-100).

3 - Konrad Hirschler, The 'Pharaoh' Anecdote in Pre-Modern Arabic Historiography (pdf 247 kB, pp. 45-74).

2 - Joseph Alagha, Wilayat al-Faqih and Hizbullah's Relations with Iran (pdf 211 kB, pp. 24-44).

1 - Fallou Ngom, Ajami Scripts in the Senegalese Speech Community (pdf 404 kB, pp. 1-23).

Vol. 9 (2009) • Click here to access the complete volume. (pdf 1.3 Mb, pp. 1-125)

5 - Juan A. Macias Amoretti, Islam and Democracy in Contemporary Moroccan Thought: The Political Readings of 'Abd al-Salam Yasin and Muhammad 'Abid al-Jabri (pdf 229 kB, pp. 109-25).

4 - Samira Farwaneh, Towards a Typology of Arabic Dialects: The Role of Final Consonantality (pdf 255 kB, pp. 82-109).

3 - Abdulrazzak Patel, Nahda Epistolography: Al-Shartuni's al-Shihab and the Western Art of Letter-Writing (pdf 324 kB, pp. 37-81).

2 - Oddbjørn Leirvik, Conscience in Arabic and the Semantic History of Damir (pdf 205 kB, pp. 18-36).

1 - Simon O'Meara, A Legal Aesthetic of Medieval and Pre-Modern Arab-Muslim Architectural Space (pdf 232 kB, pp. 1-17)

Vol. 8 (2008)

9 - Ludmila Torlakova, The Notion Weapon in Arabic Idioms (pdf 202 kB, pp. 125-41)

8 - Gunvor Mejdell, What is Happening to Lughatuna 'l-Gamila? Recent Media Representations and Social Practice in Egypt (pdf 204 kB, pp. 108-24).

7 - Anne Sofie Roald, From Theocracy to Democracy? Towards Secularization and Individualization in the Policy of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan (pdf 226 kB, pp. 84-107)

6 - Lutz Edzard, Principles Behind the Eighth Revised Edition of Rudolf-Ernst Brünnow's and August Fischer's Arabische Chrestomathie aus Prosaschriftstellern: A Tribute to the Scholarly Methods of Michael G. Carter (pdf 223 kB, pp. 71-83)

5 - Heikki Palva, Sedentary and Bedouin Dialects in Contact: Remarks On Karaki and Salti Dialects (Jordan) (pdf 224 kB, pp. 53-70).

4 - Maria Persson, The Role of the b-prefix in Gulf Arabic Dialects as a Marker of Future, Intent and/or Irrealis (pdf 211 kB, pp. 26-52).

3 - Tetz Rooke, In the Presence of Absence: Mahmoud Darwish's Testament (pdf 190 kB, pp. 11-25).

2 - Michael G. Carter: A Bibliography (pdf 179 kB, pp. 1-10).

1 - Editors' Introduction (pdf 16 kB).

Vol. 7 (2007)

5 - Ze'ev Maghen, 'They Shall Not Draw Nigh': The Access of Unbelievers to Sacred Space in Islamic And Jewish Law (pdf 288 kB, pp. 103-31)

4 - Abdessatar Mahfoudhi, The Place of the Etymon and the Phonetic Matrix in the Arabic Mental Lexicon (pdf 347 kB, pp. 74-102)

3 - Ahmad Atif Ahmad, Al-Ghazali's Contribution to the Sunni Juristic Discourses on Apostasy (pdf 244 kB, pp. 50-73)

2 - Stephan Guth, Individuality Lost, Fun Gained: Some Recurrent Motifs in Late Twentieth-Century Arabic and Turkish Novels (pdf 284 kB, pp. 25-49)

1 - Zoltan Szombathy, Freedom of Expression and Censorship in Medieval Arabic Literature (pdf 256 kB, pp. 1-24)

Vol. 6 (2005-06)

4 - Peter Marteinson, La Disjonction de la voix narrative et la manipulation de la vraisemblance dans Le Rocher De Tanios d'Amin Maalouf (pdf 162 kB, pp. 80-94).

3 - Ahmed Sokarno Abdel-Hafez, The Development of Future Markers in Arabic and the Nile Nubian Languages (pdf 169 kB, pp. 64-79).

2 - Zev bar-Lev, Arabic Key Consonants (pdf 328 kB, pp. 24-63).

1 - Samer Mahdy Ali, Singing Samarra (861-956): Poetry and the Burgeoning of Historiography upon the Death of al- Mutawakkil (pdf 215 kB, pp. 1-23).

Vol. 5 (2003/04)

5 - Hassan Bashir, Iran and Political Modernisation in the Nineteenth Century: Parliamentarianism, Constitutionalism and Feminism in the Newspaper Sur-i Israfil (pdf 250 kB, pp. 124-47).

4 - Reuven Snir, Modern Arabic Literature and Islamist Discourse: 'Do Not Be Coolness, Do Not Flutter Safety' (pdf 387 kB, pp. 78-123).

3 - John Hunwick, 'I Wish to Be Seen in Our Land Called Afrika' 'Umar b. Sayyid's Appeal to Be Released from Slavery (1819) (pdf 178 kB pp. 62-77).

2 - Tamima Bayhom-Daou, The Second-Century Shi'ite Ghulat: Were They Really Gnostic? (pdf 356 kB, pp. 13-61).

1 - Bayan Rayhanova, Mythological and Folkloric Motifs in Syrian Prose: The Short Stories of Zakariyya Tamir (pdf 168 kB, pp. 1-12).

Vol. 4 (2001/02)

5 - Leif Ole Manger, Religion, Identities, and Politics: Defining Muslim Discourses in the Nuba Mountains of the Sudan (pdf 178 kB, pp. 132-52).

4 - Seyed Hossein Serajzadeh, Islam and Crime: The Moral Community of Muslims (pdf 199 kB, pp. 111-31).

3 - Arno Schmitt, Liwat im Fiqh: Mنnnliche Homosexualitنt? (pdf 413 kB, pp. 49-110). There are a number of changes from the earlier version posted, some of which may affect pagination (31.03.05).

2 - Carlo De Angelo, Le problematiche socio-giuridiche connesse all'immigrazione islamica in Europa con particolare riguardo alla situazione italiana (pdf 173 kB, pp. 27-48).

1 - Ramzi Baalbaki, Ilhaq as a Morphological Tool in Arabic Grammar (pdf 210 kB, pp. 1-26).

Vol. 3 (2000)

7 - Agostino Cilardo, Some Peculiarities of the Law of Inheritance: The Formation of Imami and Ismaili Law (pdf 114 kB, pp. 127-37).

6 - Agostino Cilardo, Musulmani in Italia: La condizione giuridica delle comunità islamiche, a cura di Silvio Ferrari-Articolo recensione (pdf 114 kB, pp. 114-26).

5 - Philip F. Kennedy, Reason and Revelation or a Philosopher's Squib (The Sixth Maqama of Ibn Naqiya) (pdf 212 kB, pp. 84-113).

4 - Ibrahim Taha, The Power of the Title: Why Have You Left the Horse Alone by Mahmud Darwish (pdf 103 kB, pp. 66-83).

3 - Lutz Edzard, Sibawayhi's Observations on Assimilatory Processes and Re-Syllabification in the Light of Optimality Theory (pdf 136 kB, pp. 48-65).

2 - Ronald A. Lukens-Bull, Teaching Morality: Javanese Islamic Education in a Globalizing Era (pdf 126 kB, pp. 26-47).

1 - James E. Montgomery, Ibn Fadlan and the Rusiyyah (pdf 210 kB, pp. 1-25).

Vol. 2 (1998/99)

5 - Erica Sapper Simpson, Islam in Uzbekistan: Why Freedom of Religion Is Fundamental for Peace and Stability in the Region (pdf 274 kB, pp. 110-50).

4 - Christian Szyska, Desire and Denial: Sacred and Profane Spaces in 'Abd al-Hamid Jawdat al-Sahhar's Novel In the Caravan of Time (pdf 207 kB, pp. 75-109).

3 - Pavel Pavlovitch, Qad kunna la na'budu 'llaha wa-la na'rifuhu. On the Problem of the Pre-Islamic Lord of the Ka'ba (pdf 185 kB, pp. 49–74). See COMMENTS/REPLIES on this article.

2 - Celia E. Rothenberg, A Review of the Anthropological Literature in English on the Palestinian Hamula and the Status of Women (pdf 186 kB, pp. 24-48).

1 - Ibrahim Taha, Openness and Closedness: Four Categories of Closurization in Modern Arabic Fiction (pdf 155 kB, pp. 1-23).

Vol. 1 (1996/97)

4 - Petra G. Schmidl, Two Early Arabic Sources on the Magnetic Compass (pdf 342 kB, pp. 81-132).

3 - Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, Ibn Shuhayd and his Risalat al-tawabi' wa 'l-zawabi' (pdf 140 kB, pp. 65-80 ).

2 - Heinz Grotzfeld, The Age of the Galland Manuscript of the Nights: Numismatic Evidence for Dating a Manuscript? (pdf, 133 kB, pp. 50-64).

1 - Adrian Gully, The Discourse of Arabic Advertising: Preliminary Investigations (pdf 425 kB, pp. 1-49).

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