Historical representations of a Fatimid Imam-caliph: Exploring al-Maqrizi’s and Idris’ writings on al-Mu‘izz Li Din Allah — Academic Articles on Institute of Ismaili Studies UK

This is an edited version of an article that originally appeared in Alifba: Studi Arabo-Islamici e Mediterranei, Vol XXII – the published proceedings of the International Conference on the Fatimids and the Mediterranean held at the University of Palermo, Italy in December 2008.    Abstract It is a happenstance of history that the two most…

Aga Khan Music Initiative Brings Together Musicians from Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa at the 2012 Spring Festival – AKDN Press Release

  Programme inspired by Grammy-nominated “Invisible Face of the Beloved” to be performed in Cairo, Alexandria and Beirut  Please also see the Aga Khan Music Initiative home page Geneva, 20 April 2012 – The Aga Khan Music Initiative is presenting “Invisible Face of the Beloved: Contemporary Music from Central Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa” at…

The EU and Migration: Migration as an Opportunity, Not a Threat – Prof. Klaus Bade talked to Jan-Philipp Scholz

Professor Klaus Bade of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies at the University of Osnabrück in Germany believes that EU economic policy is fostering migration flows. Jan-Philipp Scholz spoke to him about migration and its causes With more stringent surveillance of external borders, overcrowded detention centres and so-called third state regulations, do you…

AlJazeera News Video on Muslims of France: What challenges have generations of Muslim immigrants in France been facing to retain their culturalidentity?

Click to watch at source There are an estimated five million Muslims in France today, which is the largest such population in Western Europe. A century ago, they were called “colonials”; in the 1960s, they were known as “immigrants”; today, they are “citizens”. With issues of immigration and integration raising the political temperature in Europe,…

Introduction: Teaching the Middle East after the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions… Beyond Orientalism, Islamophobia, and Neoliberalism – by Jadaliyya Reports

  [Participants during the conference. Photo by Bassam Haddad.]   May 13-14, 2011, George Mason University “Teaching the Middle East after the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions…Beyond Orientalism, Islamophobia, and Liberalism,” a conference sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, and by the…

Interview with Hamid Dabashi: ”Another People Now Is Redefining the Idea of Democracy” – by Miriam Shabafrouz at Qantara de

 In this interview with Miriam Shabafrouz, the American-Iranian intellectual Hamid Dabashi talks about the democratic uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, their chances of success, their impact on geopolitics and on the global media   What are the biggest dangers for the Arab Spring? Hamid Dabashi: The biggest dangers are precisely the forces…