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What's New in Oxford Islamic Studies Online

A variety of regular updates and site enhancements are scheduled for Oxford Islamic Studies Online. In previous updates, we've added maps and entries from the Atlas of the World's Religions as well as the entire text of the acclaimed resource Teaching Islam. Articles and images have been loaded from the award-winning Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture, making the site more comprehensive by expanding its coverage of the arts. Lesson plans developed by noted scholars have also been added to the Learning Resources area of the site, part of a growing collection offered to help instructors utilize the site's content to its best advantage in the classroom.

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Fall 2019

New Articles

This update includes new entries on Gender and Sexuality (edited by Samar Habib), Islamic Philosophy and Philosophers (edited by Ayman Shihadeh), Islam in Andalusia (edited by Brian Catlos), and Islam in Southeast Asia (edited by Imtiyaz Yusuf), as well as new entries from the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics (edited by Ayman Shabana).

Gender and Sexuality
Islam and Celibacy

Islam in Southeast Asia
Essad Bey
Harun Nasution
Islam and Ethnicity in Malaysia
Salafiyyah in the Philippines
The Muslim Minority in Singapore
The Wahid Foundation

Islam in Andalusia
Aljamiado
Mozarabs
Zaragoza

Islamic Philosophy and Philosophers
Abū l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī
The Eternity of the World in Islamic Philosophy
Prophecy in Islamic Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics
Bioethics in Malaysia


New Learning Resource

This update includes a lesson plan on Progressive Islam by Adis Duderija.


Letter from the Editor

In this update we feature a special Letter from the Editor by John L. Esposito, which analyzes the results of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding's 2019 American Muslim Poll.


Focus On Essay

Uyghur Islam and Religious "De-Extremification": On China’s Discourse of "Thought Liberation" in Xinjiang, by Joanne Smith Finley (Newcastle University)

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