Dissertation Available Online | الأطروحة موجودة في الإنترنت

I am currently preparing another post on private Ibadi manuscript libraries on the island of Djerba in Tunisia but wanted to pass along the link to my PhD dissertation from the University of Michigan. The entire text is now available through the university's online archive: https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/133230 أحضّر حاليا مقالا جديدا حول المكتبات الإباضية الخاصّة في … Continue reading Dissertation Available Online | الأطروحة موجودة في الإنترنت

The (Almost) Lost Siyar of Jabal Nafusa | سير مشائخ جبل نفوسة (التي كادت تُفقد)

Manuscript copy of the Kitāb sīrat ahl nafūsa written in the hand of Maḥmūd b. Sālim b. Yaʿqūb and dated 21 August 1974. Source: al-Bughṭūrī, Siyar mashāʾikh jabal nafūsa, ed. T.A. al-Shaqrūnī (Tawalt Editions, 2009), 19. This post is devoted to the very recent manuscript history of a medieval work of siyar known as the … Continue reading The (Almost) Lost Siyar of Jabal Nafusa | سير مشائخ جبل نفوسة (التي كادت تُفقد)

A Letter from the archive about Sedrata and Abū Zakariyā al-Warjalānī | رسالة من الأرشيف حول سدراتة وأبي زكرياء الورجلاني

While working through the private archive of French Orientalist Roger LeTourneau (d. 1971) at the Archives nationales d'outre mer (ANOM) in Aix-en-Provence last year, I came across an unexpected letter.  [1] The letter was in a folder containing materials used to prepare LeTourneau and H.R. Idris' translation of the Ibadi text known as the Kitāb … Continue reading A Letter from the archive about Sedrata and Abū Zakariyā al-Warjalānī | رسالة من الأرشيف حول سدراتة وأبي زكرياء الورجلاني

Amr Ennami in Michigan |المرحوم الدكتور عمرو النامي في ميشيغان

One of my first introductions to Ibadi studies was the well-known dissertation of the Libyan historian 'Amr Khalifa Ennami from Cambridge University in 1971.  Ennami holds a important place in the history of Ibadi Studies because he introduced many Anglophones to Ibadis for the first time. Like many English-speaking readers, I encountered the book in … Continue reading Amr Ennami in Michigan |المرحوم الدكتور عمرو النامي في ميشيغان