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: 
Al-Tabarī and the Dynamics of tafsīr: Theological Dimensions of a Legacy – Mustafa Shah, Journal of Qur’anic Studies: 
Monday August 5:
The state and identity: the relationship between religion and politics – Tunisia as an example – Salaheddine Jourchi, Contemporary Arab Affairs: 
Syncretic Spirituality: Islam in Indigenous Australia – Peta Stephenson, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations: 
Turkey’s jihadi dilemma – Soner Cagaptay and Aaron Y. Zelin, CNN: 
The Great Escape – Raheem Salman and Ned Parker, Foreign Policy: 
Tuesday August 6:
Not Another al-Qaeda Article – Stephen Tankel, War on the Rocks: 
Wednesday August 7:
Pakistan’s urban militant threat – Fahd Humayun, The AfPak Channel: 
Thursday August 8:
Implementing ‘Sharia’ in Syria’s Liberated Provinces – Thomas Pierret, Foundation for Law, Justice and Society: 
New Evidence on Ansar al-Sharia in Libya Training Camps – Aaron Y. Zelin, al-Wasat: 
The Gift – Marc Lynch, Foreign Policy:
Friday August 9:
The resurgence of militant Islam in Central Asia – Luke Falkenburg, Small Wars & Insurgencies: 
Exposing & exploiting weaknesses in merger of Al-Qaeda & Al-Shabaab – Matthew J. Thomas, Small Wars & Insurgencies: 
Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria and the vicious cycle of internal insecurity – Oarhe Osumah, Small Wars & Insurgencies: