Articles of the Week – 10/20-10/26

Tuesday October 23:

Nigeria: Boko Haram and a Web of Accusations in Borno State – Alex Thurston, Sahel Blog: http://bit.ly/VlWFWN

Egypt’s Draft Constitution Opens the Door to a Religious State – Ragab Saad, Egypt Source: http://bit.ly/VlXCOV

Exegesis of the ḥurūf al-muqattaʿa: Polyvalency in Sunnī Traditions of Qur’anic Interpretation – Martin Nguyen, Journal of Qur’anic Studies http://bit.ly/Vm14Jj

Qur’anic Inscriptions on the Coins of the ahl al-bayt from the Second to Fourth Century AH – Luke Treadwell, Journal of Qur’anic Studies http://bit.ly/Vm1bVh

The jizya Verse (Q. 9:29): Tax Enforcement on Non-Muslims in the First Muslim State – M.A.S. Abdel Haleem, Journal of Qur’anic Studies: http://bit.ly/Vm1n6U

Islamism(s) and the Arab uprisings: between commanding the faithful and mobilising the protestor – Khalid Madhi, The Journal of North African Studies: http://bit.ly/Vm1RtV

Wednesday October 24:

The State of Islamic Studies in the Study of Religion: An Introduction – Russell T. McCutcheon, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion: http://bit.ly/UBVMxQ

The Study of Islam Before and After September 11: A Provocation – Aaron W. Hughes, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion: http://bit.ly/TamhnB

The Essence of Essentializing: A Critical Discourse on “Critical Discourse in the Study of Islam” – Herbert Berg, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion: http://bit.ly/UBW33z

Islam and the Study of Ethics – John Kelsay, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion: http://bit.ly/Tamozu

The Uses and Abuses of Criticism in the Study of Islam – Richard C. Martin, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion: http://bit.ly/UBWlHJ

The “Disposition Matrix” – Drones, Counterterrorism & National Security for the next decade – Clint Watts, Selected Wisdom: http://bit.ly/PRsuKo