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Professor Kristin Fabbe's New Book

March 25, 2019

Alwaleed Program Steering Committee Member, Professor Kristin Fabbe, has released a new book! 

Disciples of the State?: Religion and State-Building in the Former Ottoman World

by Kristin Fabbe

Abstract

As the Ottoman Empire crumbled, the Middle East and Balkans became the site of contestation and cooperation between the traditional forces of religion and the emergent machine of the sovereign...

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Panelists Discuss Faith and Activism at Harvard’s Institute of Politics

January 30, 2019

 

By Ruth Zheng, Crimson Staff Writer

Religious leaders and activists spoke in praise of unity across diversity and tackled questions about the intersection of faith and activism at an Institute of Politics panel Wednesday evening.

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Cornell W. Brooks moderated the event, titled “Moral Resistance: When Faith and Activism Meet in the Streets." Panelists included Harvard Muslim Chaplain Khalil Abdur-Rashid; the Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, professor of the...

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The nation’s first two Muslim congresswomen are sworn in, surrounded by the women they inspired

January 3, 2019

 

By Michelle Boorstein ,Marisa Iati and Julie Zauzmer

Khadra Mohamud stood in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s brand-new congressional office Thursday, taking in a new scene in American politics — a crowd of supporters, the majority of them women, many of them in hijabs, celebrating the swearing-in of a Muslim woman as a member of Congress.

“[This means]...

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Professor Ahmed Ragab's New Book

December 18, 2018

Alwaleed Program Steering Committee Member, Professor Ahmed Ragab, released a new book! 

Medicine and Religion in the Life of an Ottoman Sheikh

 

Abstract

In 1768, Aḥmad al-Damanhūrī became the rector (shaykh) of al-Azhar, which was one of the most authoritative and respected positions in the Ottoman Empire. He occupied this position until his death. Despite being a prolific author, whose writings are largely extant, al-Damanhūrī remains almost unknown, and much of his work awaits...

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