زيارة إلى الميزاب | A visit to the Mzab

I recently returned from a wonderful visit to the Mzab valley where I had the opportunity to examine some of the rich manuscript libraries of Ghardaia, Benisguen, and Ateuf. While it is difficult to summarize the many collections which I had the chance to visit and the manuscripts which I had the chance to examine, … Continue reading زيارة إلى الميزاب | A visit to the Mzab

Two Articles on a Ibadi Networks talk at CEMA in Oran | مقالان عن مداخلة حول الشبكات الإباضية في المركز الأمريكي في وهران

I recently had the pleasure of giving a short talk on my dissertation topic (Ibadi networks & siyar literature) at the American Center for Maghrebi Studies (CEMA) in Oran, Algeria on my way back from a visit to the Mzab valley. Two articles (one in French and the other in Arabic) appeared in Algerian newspapers … Continue reading Two Articles on a Ibadi Networks talk at CEMA in Oran | مقالان عن مداخلة حول الشبكات الإباضية في المركز الأمريكي في وهران

ملخص الأطروحة | Disseration Abstract in Arabic Available

A quick note to say that the dissertation abstract has been updated & is now available in Arabic. More to come soon on Ibadi manuscript libraries in Mzab from my most recent trip.ملاحظة سريعة للغاية: ملخص الأطروحة موجود الآن باللغة العربية (انظر الصفحة الخاصة للأطروحة) وإن شاء الله سأكتب عن رحلتي الأخيرة إلى بعض المكتبات … Continue reading ملخص الأطروحة | Disseration Abstract in Arabic Available

Ibadi Related Documents at the Archives Nationales d’Outre Mer | وثائق متعلّقة بالإباضية في الأرشيفات الخارجية الفرنسية

My recent trip in March to the Archives Nationales d'Outre Mer in Aix-en-Provence [1] France yielded a fascinating collection of documents from the private archive of French Orientalist Roger LeTourneau (1907-1971). The "Fond LeTourneau" [APOM7/1-29] is made up of 29 cartons of personal papers, notes, letters, and other documents donated to the archives following LeTourneau's … Continue reading Ibadi Related Documents at the Archives Nationales d’Outre Mer | وثائق متعلّقة بالإباضية في الأرشيفات الخارجية الفرنسية

Special Issue of "Muslim World" devoted to Ibadi Islam | عدد خاص للدراسات الإباضية في المجلّة الأكادمية "العالم المسلم"

A quick note that this month a special issue of Muslim World devoted to the Ibadi Islam comes out. Table of contents available here.ملاحظة سريعة: المجلّة الأكادمية "العالم المسلم" تنشر عددا خاصا حول الإباضية في شهر أفريل. المحتويات متوفرة هنا.

Barouni Manuscript Library, a Livre d’Or | المكتبة البارونية: كتاب التسجيل

I apologize for the delay in posting. A family emergency brought me back to the U.S. for February and I am still catching up.أعتذر للتأخّر في وضع مداخلة جديدة. كان يجب عليّ الرجوع إلى أمريكا لشهر فبراير لمشكلة عائلية. سأضيف الترجمة العربية للمداخلة هذه فيما بعد إن شاء الله This is a quick post to … Continue reading Barouni Manuscript Library, a Livre d’Or | المكتبة البارونية: كتاب التسجيل

Cheikh Salim Seminar in Djerba & the Salim b. Yaʿqūb Library | ملتقى الشيخ سالم الثقافي في جربة ومكتبة سالم بن يعقوب

Dr. Nājī b. Yaʿqūb in front of the Sheikh Salim LibraryYesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the second annual cultural seminar in remembrance of Ibadi scholar Sheikh Salim b. Yaʿqūb (d.1991) in Houmt Souk, Djerba. His grandson, Dr. Naji b. Yaqub, founded a cultural association in his name (l'Association Culturelle Cheikh Salim) and it … Continue reading Cheikh Salim Seminar in Djerba & the Salim b. Yaʿqūb Library | ملتقى الشيخ سالم الثقافي في جربة ومكتبة سالم بن يعقوب

Ibadi MSS at the Univ. of Naples "L’Orientale" | المخطوطات الإباضية في جامعة نابولي الشرقية

I apologize for the delay in posting. It actually had nothing to do with the holiday season but was rather due to a trip to Algiers this month during which I had limited access to the internet. That trip yielded a handful of interesting things and I hope to gather my notes together and write … Continue reading Ibadi MSS at the Univ. of Naples "L’Orientale" | المخطوطات الإباضية في جامعة نابولي الشرقية

Association pour la sauvegarde de l’île de Djerba (Part 1): Manuscripts | جمعية صيانة جزيرة جربة (الجزء الأول): المخطوطات

Earlier this month I took a second trip to Djerba to look for additional information on private family libraries on the island. While the Barouni library (see previous post) is the best known and likely the largest on the island, there are still several other family libraries there. I visited the "Association pour la sauvegarde … Continue reading Association pour la sauvegarde de l’île de Djerba (Part 1): Manuscripts | جمعية صيانة جزيرة جربة (الجزء الأول): المخطوطات

Some Observations on Watermarks from the Barouniyya Library | ملاحظات حول العلامات المائية من المكتبة البارونية

Part of my dissertation project is compiling a database of extant copies of Ibāḍī siyar from North Africa. One element of the database is cataloging the paper upon which these copies were written. Since these copies are often undated, an examination of the watermarks usually proves helpful when attempting to assign an approximate date of … Continue reading Some Observations on Watermarks from the Barouniyya Library | ملاحظات حول العلامات المائية من المكتبة البارونية