Articles of the Week – 4/14-4/20

Tuesday April 17: 

Struggle for reform: contested conceptualizations of iṣlāḥ in the Maghreb – J. Amoretti & J. Fuentes, The Muslim World: http://bit.ly/IiC1CG

Islam in China: From Silk Road to Separatism – Melanie Jones-Leaning and Douglas Pratt, The Muslim World: http://bit.ly/JaheSW

al-Shabaab & al-Qaeda Merger: An AQAP-Yemen Exit Strategy for Godane? – Clint Watts, Selected Wisdom: http://bit.ly/J783zS

Wednesday April 18: 

AQAP’s Big Dilemma – Gregory Johnsen, Waq al-Waq: http://bit.ly/IthpYr

Thursday April 19: 

Qur’ānic cosmography in its historical perspective: some notes on the formation of a religious worldview – Damien Janos, Religion: http://bit.ly/J7UQu3

A Balancing Act: Ennahda’s Struggle with Salafis – Aaron Y. Zelin and Erik Churchill, Sada Journal: http://bit.ly/I5fzye

A Net Assessment of al-Qaeda – Will McCants, Jihadica: http://bit.ly/JOZtp8

Signature Strikes in Yemen – Gregory Johnsen, Waq al-Waq: http://bit.ly/JsDkAi

Heaven On Earth: A Non-Hysterical History of Shari’ah – Haroon Moghul interviews Sadakat Kadri, Religion Dispatches: http://bit.ly/JpkBCT

Islamists and Education in the Arab World – Muhammad Faour, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: http://bit.ly/IroTLI

Friday April 20:

New kid on the block: An al-Qaeda leader ascends – Christopher Anzalone, The AfPak Channel: http://bit.ly/HVNnPP