The novel coronavirus is advancing across the Middle East, straining frail public health services and exacerbating preexisting political and sectarian tensions, both within states and between regional rivals.
Project Associate Mohammad Sagha writes on the Bektashi Shi’a community based in Michigan, USA for the Visions Blog. He explores debates on orthodoxy and heterodoxy within Islam and the need to examine the diversity and pluralism within modern Shi’ism which is often overlooked in larger debates of Islam and the Muslim world.
Problematizing Ottoman Sunnism: Appropriation of Islamic History and Ahl al-Baytism in Ottoman Literary and Historical Writing in the Sixteenth Century
A growing number of studies argue that the Ottomans became militantly Sunni in the sixteenth century as they participated in the age of confessionalization. In defining Ottoman Sunnism, state policy and state-appointed jurists and scholars played a significant role.
Offering new perspectives on the relationship between Shi’is and Sufis in modern and pre-modern times, this book challenges the supposed opposition between these two esoteric traditions in Islam by exploring what could be called “Shi’i Sufism” and “Sufi-oriented Shi’ism” at various points in history.
The Brādōst Kurdish emirate, ruling over Rawāndiz and adjoining areas including parts of Urmīya, is one of the numerous Kurdish ruling families of Kurdistan, which succumbed to the conquering Ottoman and Safavid arms in the 16th-century. While Ardalān, Ḥakkārī, Chamīšgazak, and many other Kurdish emirates were yielded to the several recent studies, Brādōst remained a neglected Kurdish emirate.
Turkish Journal of Shiite Studies aims to publish studies reflecting the scientific and academic perspective which are related to Shi’ism that one of the most important Islamic thought schools, and all subjects concerned to it. Our journal is an international academic journal published twice a year on JUNE and DECEMBER in electronic media.
Call for Papers;
Turkish Journal of Shiite Studies is a peer-reviewed international and open access scholarly journal. The journal is dedicated to the scholarly study of all aspects of Shia/Shiism.
The journal is published by the academicians who study this area. The Journal accepts the articles in English, Turkish and Persian.
Turkish Journal of Shiite Studies is Abstracted/Indexed in Google Scholar, DRJI, IndexCopernicus, CiteFactor, ResearchBib, Idealonline. Turkish Journal of Shiite Studies is inviting papers for Vol. 1, No. 2. The online publication date is December 31, 2019. Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019
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The Alevi question in Turkey is not only about a manifestation of the demands for religious freedoms and pluralism but also an issue of citizenship at least for the last three decades.
The latent politicization of Alevism: the affiliation between Alevis and leftist politics (1960-1980)
1 E. J. Zürcher, Turkey A Modern History (New York: I.B. Tauris, 1994), p.266. 2 E. Aydınoğlu, Türkiye Solu 1960-1980 [ Turkish Left 1960-1980] (Istanbul: Versus, 2007), p.46. 3 K. Karpat, The Gecekondu: The Rural Migration and Urbanization (London: Cambridge University Press, 1976), p. 59. 4 M. N. Danielson, and R.
A Safavid Bureaucrat in the Ottoman World: Mirza Makhdum Sharifi Shirazi and the Quest for Upward Mobility in the İlmiye Hierarchy
This present article examines Mirza Makhdum Sharifi Shirazi’s (1540-87) life and career in the Ottoman Empire. Mirza Makhdum was a high-ranking Twelver Shiite bureaucrat in Safavid Iran, but after taking refuge with the Ottomans, he converted to Sunnism and started a new career as a judge in Diyarbakir, Bilad al-Sham, Baghdad, and the holy cities of the Hijaz.
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