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What's New in Oxford Islamic Studies Online

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Fall 2018

New Articles

This update includes new entries on Islam and Law (edited by Jonathan Brown), as well as more articles in an ongoing series on Islam, gender, and sexuality, edited by Samar Habib.

Islam and Law
Modern Sharīʿah Courts
Sanhūrī, ʿAbd al-Razzāq al-
Rahman, Fazlur

Gender and Sexuality
Veiling and Sexuality
Lesson Plan: Islam and LGBTQ+ Issues


Letter from the Editor

In this update we feature a special Letter from the Editor by John Esposito, in which he shares an audio interview he did with the Toledo Society.

Focus On Essay

Telling Our Own Stories: Changing Representations of Islam in Popular Culture, by Faiza Hirji.

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Mobashra Tazamal (The Bridge Initiative, Georgetown University) interviews bestselling novelist Samira Ahmed, author of Love, Hate & Other Filters and Internment.

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