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 When Dialogue Goes Wrong

Jane Idleman Smith

in Muslims, Christians, and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195307313
eISBN:
9780199867875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307313.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Most Muslims and Christians who have been involved with dialogue, either as a one-shot experience or in the context of an on-going group, are enthusiastic and want to affirm that good things have ... More


Crescent Dawn in the Great White North: Muslim Participation in the Canadian Public Sphere

Karim H. Karim

in Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148053
eISBN:
9780199849277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148053.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Whereas the majority of Muslims in Canada are Sunnis, there are substantial Shi'i communities of Isma'ilis and Ithna Ash'aris in almost all major centers. Although the current Canadian Muslim ... More


Hitting Back

Mark Kukis

in Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156929
eISBN:
9780231527569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156929.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In this chapter, Omar Yousef Hussein talks about his experience during the Iraq war. A Sunni born in Baghdad, Omar Yousef Hussein had served roughly eight years in prison for political dissidence but ... More


An End to Exile

Mark Kukis

in Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156929
eISBN:
9780231527569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156929.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In this chapter, Ayad Allawi and Mithal al-Alusi talk about their experiences during the Iraq war. A former Ba'ath party official, Ayad Allawi had been heavily involved in Iraqi dissident politics ... More


Questions and Answers

Mark Kukis

in Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156929
eISBN:
9780231527569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156929.003.0015
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In this chapter, Moustafa Ahmed al-Ta'ee talks about his experience during the Iraq war. Al-Ta'ee comes from a modest Sunni family who owned a shop for spare car parts in western Baghdad. He was ... More


Keeping to the Neighborhood

Mark Kukis

in Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156929
eISBN:
9780231527569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156929.003.0023
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In this chapter, Ali Fahed Mahmood recounts his experience during the Iraq war. Ali Fahed Mahmood recalls how the sectarian war between Shi'ites and Sunnis turned Mansour, a mixed area where he ... More


The Baluch, Sunnism and the State in Iran: From Tribal to Global

Stéphane A. Dudoignon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190655914
eISBN:
9780190872632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190655914.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Since 2002, Sunni jihadi groups have been active in Iranian Baluchistan without managing to plunge the region into chaos. This book suggests that a reason for this, besides Tehran’s military ... More


Pan-Islamic Connections: Transnational Networks Between South Asia and the Gulf

Christophe Jaffrelot and Laurence Louer (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190862985
eISBN:
9780190943080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862985.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

South Asia is today the region inhabited by the largest number of Muslims—roughly 500 million. In the course of the Islamization process, which began in the eighth century, it developed a distinct ... More


“‘Their Food’ Means Their Meat”: Sunni Discourse on Non-Muslim Acts of Animal Slaughter

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Sunni discourse about the food of foreigners. It begins by examining the general status within Sunni law of meat prepared by non-Muslims and then explores two subjects to ... More


“only Monotheists May be Entrusted With Slaughter”: The Targets of Shiʿi Foreign Food Restrictions

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Shi'is face an uphill battle in their efforts to justify prohibitions against nearly all foodstuffs associated with all non-Muslims. The Qur'an, after all, distinguishes People of the Book from ... More


Between Aqalliya and Mukawin: Understanding Sunni Political Attitudes in Post-Saddam Iraq

Ronen Zeidel

in The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696161
eISBN:
9781474416177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696161.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses how the toppling of the Sunni-dominated Baathist government in 2003 and the subsequent Shia Arab and Kurdish power grabs has left the Sunnis at the political margins. This ... More


How Green Can Become Red

Gareth Doherty

in Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285019
eISBN:
9780520960626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285019.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter talks about the significance of red (the Bahraini national color) and green (color of Islam). In Bahrain, as well as Iran, green and red are highly politicized colors. Red is often a ... More


Sunni–Shi‘i Interaction in America

Liyakat Nathani Takim

in Shi'ism in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814782965
eISBN:
9780814784242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814782965.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

An important dimension of the Shiʻi existence in America is the community's relationship with fellow Muslims. Relations between Shiʻis and Sunnis in America have been contingent on political ... More


Islam: Signs of Divine Authority

David L. Weddle

in Miracles: Wonder and Meaning in World Religions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794159
eISBN:
9780814784532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794159.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the meaning and purpose of miracles in Islam. Miracles in Islamic tradition serve as signs of divine authority, interpreted as such by the community of believers who ascribe ... More


House to House

Mark Kukis

in Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156929
eISBN:
9780231527569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156929.003.0018
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In this chapter, Captain Emad, Zahra Ech'daf Sangur, and Fackria Zugai'er Khata talk about their experiences during the Iraq war. Captain Emad has lived in Sadr City his entire life. During the last ... More


Paths to Safety

Mark Kukis

in Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156929
eISBN:
9780231527569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156929.003.0019
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In this chapter, Maysoon Mahdi and Usra J'bara Hadi recount their experiences during the Iraq war. A mother of three, Maysoon Mahdi has worked since 1986 as an expert on livestock in the Ministry of ... More


Religion and Social Dynamics: Hindus, Muslims, and Beyond

M. Raisur Rahman

in Locale, Everyday Islam, and Modernity: Qasbah Towns and Muslim Life in Colonial India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199455225
eISBN:
9780199085422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199455225.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

Although Muslims lived as minorities in India as a whole, in qasbahs, they were numerically and economically stronger and, by the late nineteenth century, had a rich legacy of interacting with people ... More


The Regime and the Shi‘is in the 1990s

Samuel Helfont

in Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843311
eISBN:
9780190843342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843311.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the Ba’thist regime’s policies toward Shi’is and Shi’ism in Iraq during the 1990s and early 2000s. Iraqi Shi’is attempted to guard their independence; but after a decade of ... More


Emergence of Religious Insurgencies in Iraq

Samuel Helfont

in Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843311
eISBN:
9780190843342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843311.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses how the breakdown of the Iraqi regime in 2003 led to religious insurgencies in Iraq. Sunni Islamists and jihadists were given the space and opportunity to organize in a way ... More


Co-opting and Coercing Shi‘ism

Samuel Helfont

in Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843311
eISBN:
9780190843342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843311.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of sectarianism in Iraq. It acknowledges that sectarianism certainly existed, and that many of the regime’s policies were based on Sunni assumptions about Islam. ... More


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