Articles of the Week – 8/3-8/9

Saturday August 3:

The Core of the Qur’an: Sūrat Yā Sīn (Q. 36) – M.A.S. Abdel Haleem, Journal of Qur’anic Studies: http://bit.ly/12Ofewv 

Al-Tabarī and the Dynamics of tafsīr: Theological Dimensions of a Legacy – Mustafa Shah, Journal of Qur’anic Studies: http://bit.ly/12OfqvF 

Monday August 5:

The state and identity: the relationship between religion and politics – Tunisia as an example – Salaheddine Jourchi, Contemporary Arab Affairs: http://bit.ly/11HooYQ 

Syncretic Spirituality: Islam in Indigenous Australia – Peta Stephenson, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations: http://bit.ly/11HoEan 

Turkey’s jihadi dilemma – Soner Cagaptay and Aaron Y. Zelin, CNN: http://bit.ly/13TKUdN 

The Great Escape – Raheem Salman and Ned Parker, Foreign Policy: http://atfp.co/16qv51l 

Tuesday August 6:

Not Another al-Qaeda Article – Stephen Tankel, War on the Rocks: http://bit.ly/157tavU 

Wednesday August 7:

Pakistan’s urban militant threat – Fahd Humayun, The AfPak Channel: http://atfp.co/193PJqp 

Thursday August 8:

Implementing ‘Sharia’ in Syria’s Liberated Provinces – Thomas Pierret, Foundation for Law, Justice and Society: http://bit.ly/1bfEb47 

New Evidence on Ansar al-Sharia in Libya Training Camps – Aaron Y. Zelin, al-Wasat: http://bit.ly/1cOrvD2 

The Gift – Marc Lynch, Foreign Policy: http://atfp.co/15Wx3dp

Friday August 9:

The resurgence of militant Islam in Central Asia – Luke Falkenburg, Small Wars & Insurgencies: http://bit.ly/17ckJ5i 

Exposing & exploiting weaknesses in merger of Al-Qaeda & Al-Shabaab – Matthew J. Thomas, Small Wars & Insurgencies: http://bit.ly/135YKQw 

Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria and the vicious cycle of internal insecurity – Oarhe Osumah, Small Wars & Insurgencies: http://bit.ly/135YNM4