via SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LISTSERV/PEDRAM KHOSRONEJAD, NOVEMBER 2014: 

90605-2_Khosronejad_Bd1.inddNEW BOOK: Women‘s Rituals and Ceremonies in Shiite Iran and Muslim Communities: Methodological and theoretical challenges (Dec.2014). Pedram Khosronejad (ed.) (LIT. Bd. 1, 144 S., 29.90 EUR, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90605-2. Reihe: Iranian Studies (Vol. 1))  Continue reading

by KRISTIAN PETERSEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on OCTOBER 10, 2012: 

What does a wedding in Karbala in the year 680 have to do with South Asian Muslims today? As it turns out, this event informs contemporary ideas of personal piety and social understanding of gender roles. The battlefield wedding of Qasem and Fatimah Kubra on 7 Muharram is commemorated annually by Hyderabadi Shi‘a Muslims.

In Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi‘ism (University of North Carolina Press, 2011), Karen Ruffle, Assistant Professor of History of Religions and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto (pictured), explores the relationship between devotional literature and ritual practice in the formulation of social consciousness and embodied ethics.   Continue reading