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The Aga Khan Case: Religion and Identity in Colonial India Cambridge

The Aga Khan Case straddles several disciplinary boundaries, including history, textual analysis, religious studies, and anthropology. Her ambition is to examine change in religious tradition through legal and historical textual analysis. She traces the transformation of the Khoja Satpanth (true path) from an Indic “dissonant” Islam at the beginning of the nineteenth century to a modern, reformist, and sectarian (or what she calls “identitarian”) Islam in the middle years of the twentieth century.

The Aga Khan Case: Religion and Identity in Colonial India

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2012
Date Published  2012
Authors  Purohit, Teena
Original Publication  Asian Ethnology 73/1–2 • 2014
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The Aga Khan Case: Religion and Identity in Colonial India Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. 183 pages.
Hardcover, $45.00/£33.95/€40.50. isbn 978-0-674-06639-7.

Key Words  Aga Khan Case; Religion and Identity; Colonial India

IIS alumni, 2013 (various topics)

The Shah Faisal Mosque was completed in 1986 at a cost of approximately US $120 million. It was built
through the support of King Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, and is named in his honour. It is one of
the largest mosques in South Asia, and has been host to dignitaries from around the world; many local people
from Islamabad also identify closely with the mosque and can be seen in the prayer hall and courtyards.

IIS alumni, 2013 (various topics)

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2013
Date Published  2013
Authors  Saleh, Ambreen
Original Publication  Alumni Association of the Institute of Ismaili Studies
Alternate Title  Reflections on Shah Faisal Mosque: A Tribute to God at the Foothills of the Himalayas
Issue  2013
Publisher  Alumni Association of the Institute of Ismaili Studies
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Brief Review: A Fatimid Code of Conduct for the Imam’s Administrators, Karim H. Karim, Mc Gill Class of 1984
Cultural Connections, Dr Karim Gillani, GPISH Class of 2003Administrators
Reflections on the Al Sabah Collection, Museum of Fine Arts,Houston, Arif Sunesara, STEP Class of 2012
Reflections on Hagia Sophia,Istanbul, Shahnoz Valijonbekova and Sabira Virani - STEP Class of 2010

Key Words  Fatimid Code of Conduct; Cultural Connections; Al Sabah Collection; Museum of Fine Arts; Hagia Sophia

The Dhimmis and their Role in the Administration of the Fatimid State

One of the most recurring questions today is the Islamic state's relationship with the dhimmis (Jews and
Christians living under early Muslim rule) and their status in the early days of Islam and up to the late days of the
Islamic Caliphate. This relationship may have been varying, swinging up and down. Perhaps the more legitimate
questions are: What were the factors that affected the nature of the Dhimmis relationship with the ruling power in
the Islamic state? What was the status of the Dhimmis and what roles did they play in the early Islamic states,

The Dhimmis and their Role in the Administration of the Fatimid State

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2016
Date Published  2016
Authors  Kharanbeh, Dr. Saleh; Hamad, Dr. Muhammad
Original Publication  International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 6, No. 2; February 2016
Key Words  The Dhimmis; Fatimid State; Islamic history; Islamic civilization

VERNACULAR SCRIPTS OF THE INDUS VALLEY AND BEYOND

After a brief introduction to the Khūdāwādī, the presentation will deal with a salient question: why did the Khūdāwādī fail to be constructed as a community script as the Khojkī was with the Khojas and the Gurmukhī with the Sikhs ?

VERNACULAR SCRIPTS OF THE INDUS VALLEY AND BEYOND

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2016
Date Published  2016
Authors  Shackle,, Christopher
Original Publication  THE ELIOT ROOM, BRITISH LIBRARY CONFERENCE CENTRE LONDON
Alternate Title  Personal Reflections and Observations on the Indus Valley Scripts
Publisher  THE ELIOT ROOM, BRITISH LIBRARY CONFERENCE CENTRE LONDON
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An Anthropological Perspective on the Khūdāwādī script
The unexplained sectarian nature of the revolts of the Tughluq Era in Medieval Sindh
Manuscripts in Khojki Sindhi Script: A State of the Art
Preliminary observations on the British Library's Khojki manuscript from Zanzibar

Key Words  Indus Valley Scripts; Khudawadi script; Tughluq Era in Medieval Sindh; Khojki Sindhi Script; Khojki manuscript from Zanzibar

Sectarian References of Political Position of Nizārī Ismāʿīlīs in 11th and 12th centuries

Reinterpretation of Quran and hadith, both of which had been mainly seen two basic sources of Islam, was a critical issue of the late 8th century when the last tabiins were died. Esbab-ı nüzul which only could place each verse of Quran in the context of early 6th century of Mecca and Medina gave way to diversified interpretations of Quran in new conquered lands, especially in Zoroastrian culture of Iran and in Hellenistic culture of Near East.

Islamic History B: From the Crusades to the 'Gunpowder Empires'

The Muslims were religiously and politically fragmented during the mid-tenth and eleventh centuries. However, these conditions witnessed profound changes when the Seljuks came onto the scene. The emergence of the Seljuks as the new ruling elite was often called the period of Sunni revival. Sunni Islam became a leading player again after it overthrew the Buyyid Shi’i dynasty in Baghdad and parts of Iran. Moreover, they sponsored Sunni religious institutions and religious scholars until it reached extraordinary heights.

Islamic History B: From the Crusades to the 'Gunpowder Empires'

The Muslims were religiously and politically fragmented during the mid-tenth and eleventh centuries. However, these conditions witnessed profound changes when the Seljuks came onto the scene. The emergence of the Seljuks as the new ruling elite was often called the period of Sunni revival. Sunni Islam became a leading player again after it overthrew the Buyyid Shi’i dynasty in Baghdad and parts of Iran. Moreover, they sponsored Sunni religious institutions and religious scholars until it reached extraordinary heights.

Islamic History B: From the Crusades to the 'Gunpowder Empires'

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2020
Date Published  2020
Authors  Unknown
Alternate Title  Outline the main religious and political changes brought about by the arrival of the Seljuks into the Muslim world.
Key Words  Seljuks; Muslim world

Negotiating the Racial Boundaries of Khōjā Caste Membership in Late Nineteenth-Century Colonial Zanzibar (1878–1899)

This article explores late nineteenth-century identity formation and caste boundaries among the Khōjā of colonial Zanzibar. The central concern regarding children born to a non-Khōjā parent was what status, particularly regarding rights of inheritance, the multiracial children born of these relationships had within the caste structure. The case of Nasur Jesa v. Hurbayee suggests that the attitude toward these children was inconsistent; sometimes they were embraced,and at other times they were shunned by the Khōjā community.

Negotiating the Racial Boundaries of Khōjā Caste Membership in Late Nineteenth-Century Colonial Zanzibar (1878–1899)

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2014
Date Published  2014
Authors  Akhtar, Iqbal
Original Publication  Journal of Africana Religions, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014), pp. 297-316
Publisher  Penn State University Press Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jafrireli.2.3.0297 .
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Florida International University

Key Words  chotara; jotawa; Khōjā; Zanzibar; Ismaili; Ithnā ʿAsharī; Aga Khan; firman; jamat

The Turkic Dynasties of Ghaznavids and Seljuqs role in Consolidating a Sunni Identity

When considering the role of the incoming Turks into the general Islamic culture of this period, it is conventional to perceive them as zealous converts to Islam and fervent supporters of the Sunna. As they emphasized their loyalty to Sunni

Al-‘Aziz bi’llah

Al-‘Aziz bi’llah Abu Mansur Nizar b. Abu Tamim Ma‘add al-Mu‘izz li-Din Allah (955–996 CE), the fifth Fatimid imam-caliph was the first sovereign of his dynasty to begin his rule in Egypt. Al- ‘Aziz’s reign epitomises the cultural, intellectual and architectural efflorescence of Fatimid rule in Egypt. It also established the Fatimids as a vibrant Mediterranean Empire, pursuing trade, diplomacy and warfare with their Byzantine, ‘Abbasid and Andalusian Umayyad counterparts.

Al-‘Aziz bi’llah

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2011
Date Published  2011
Authors  Jiwa, Shainool
Original Publication  Daʼirat al-maʻarif-i buzurg-i Islami, The Encyclopaedia Islamica, Vol 3, p. 988-997 ed. Wilferd Madelung & Farhad Daftary, Brill (London, 2011).
Publisher   2013 The Institute of Ismaili Studies
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Daʼirat al-maʻarif-i buzurg-i Islami, The Encyclopaedia Islamica, Vol 3.

Key Words  Al-‘Aziz bi’llah Abu Mansur Nizar b. Abu Tamim Ma‘add al-Mu‘izz li-Din Allah; the fifth Fatimid imam-caliph; Egypt. the Fatimids; Mediterranean Empire; Byzantine; Abbasid; Andalusian Umayyad

The Effects of Succession Crisis between Bayezid II and Cem Sultan on Ottoman Foreign Policy

After the era of Bayezid I who first left Ottoman gradual conquest policy that depended on negotiation and compromise with both local and imperial powers rather than direct centralized authority belonging to Sultan’s initiative, Ottomans faced first interregnum period in which each successor tried to gain power in their regions because of the defeat of Bayezid I in Ankara battle.


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