Author Archives: ibadistudies

Sulaymān Bāsha al-Bārūnī: A CV in English | سليمان باشا الباروني: سيرة ذاتية بالإنجليزية

It’s been a busy semester of classes and I haven’t had much time to write. When I saw one particular document from the British Archives today, however, I decided to make time. The document in question comes from a folder … Continue reading

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Oddments from a “Nukkārī” Ibadi Library: the al-Ṣāṭūrī Library in Jerba, Tunisia | بقايا من مكتبة “نكارية”: مكتبة الصاطوري بجزيرة جربة (تونس)

Over the past several years, I have worked with private manuscript collections belonging to families in Jerba, Tunisia. The island is home to several well-known libraries, including those belonging to the Barouni (al-Bārūnī), Ben Yagoub (Bin Yaʿqūb), El Bessi (al-Bāsī), … Continue reading

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Book out now: “Ibadi Muslims of North Africa” (Cambridge University Press, 2018) | صدر كتاب جديد: “إباضية إفريقيا الشمالية (منشورات جامعة كامبريج، ٢٠١٨)

I am excited to announce the publication of my first book, Ibadi Muslims of North Africa: Manuscripts, Mobilization, and the Making of a Written Tradition (Cambridge University Press, 2018), available here on Amazon.co.uk. It will be available on the US-based … Continue reading

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Soon! 9th Conference on Ibadi Studies @ Peking University | قريبا! المؤتمر التاسع حول الدراسات الإباضية في جامعة بيكينغ

A quick note that beginning this coming Monday 17th September 2018, the 9th Conference on Ibadi Studies will be held at Peking University. For the program and additional information, see the website here. نقطة سريعة لأخبركم بأنّ المؤتمر التاسع حول … Continue reading

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Intersections between Manuscript and Lithograph Cultures in Private Libraries | التداخلات بين ثقافتَي المخطوطات والطبعات الحجرية في المكتبات الخاصّة

Historians interested in Ibadi and other Arabic manuscripts (including me) often treat manuscripts separately from printed materials in private libraries. But in the second half of the 19th century, when Arabic lithography witnessed an explosion of production in urban centers … Continue reading

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Catalog of Ibadi & Other Arabic Manuscripts at the Association pour la sauvegarde de l’île de Djerba (ASIDJ) | فهرس المخطوطات الإباضية وغيرها من المخطوطات العربية في مكتبة جمعية صيانة جزيرة جربة

After a series of short visits beginning in 2014 and ending just this week, I’m delighted to offer a preliminary catalog of Ibadi and other Arabic manuscripts held at the library of the Association pour la sauvegarde de l’île de … Continue reading

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Destroy a mosque they prayed in… imprison them, and beat them | هدم مسجد كانوا يصلون فيه…سجنهم وضربهم

This post comes from a handful of fatwas I ran across in the famous Miʿyār al-Muʿrib of the 15th-century North African scholar Aḥmad al-Wansharīsī (d.914/1508). It turns out that this amazing collection of thousands of fatwas, used by many modern … Continue reading

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