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Table of Contents: Summer2020, VOLUME 43,4

Islamic Thought


Tribute to the late editor Hafeez Malik

      Kail C. Ellis


Article One

    In Memory of Dr. Hafeez Malik

  Aroosha Mansuri


Article Two

    From Partial to Complete: Juristic Authority in Twelver Shi‘ism

  Liyakat Takim


Article Three

    The New Culture of the Global Security Paradigm:  The Rise of Autocratic Populism and a New Islamic Culture of Rebellion

   NedZad Basic


Article Four

    Poetry as a Primary Tool of Philosophical Inquiry and Writing in Later  Islamic Philosophy: The Case of Mullā Ṣadrā

  Sayeh Meisami


 Article Five

    When Sufism Meets Politics (the Ups and Downs of Nasafi’s Perspective)

  Sayed Hassan Akhlaq  


 Book Reviews
Nadia H. Barsoum                                                        


Aroosha Mansuri earned a BA from Villanova University and MA from Harvard University. She is currently expanding her graduate thesis, "Causes and Effects of Conversion to Islam by White and Latina American Women: A Study of Ethnicity and Community," into a book. She is deeply grateful to her grandfather, Dr. Hafeez Malik, for his encouragement and guidance.  

Liyakat Takim: Professor, the Sharjah Chair in Global Islam at cMaster University in Canada. He is a prolific writer and speaker he has aauthored more than one hundred and thirty scholarly works which have been published in various journals, books, and encyclopedia. He has written on a wide range of topics such as reformation in Islam, the role of custom in shaping Islamic law, Islam in the western diaspora, Islamic fundamentalism, Islamic mystical tradition, Islamophobia, the treatment of women in Islam law and many other topics. Takim has also spoken in academic national and international conferences. He has published three books and is now working on his fourth book, Ijtihad and Reformation in Islam. He has taught at several universities and is actively engaged in dialogue with different faith communities.

NedZad Basic: PhD is a Fulbright scholar and HEC Foreign University Scholar. He is freelance professor of International Relations, International Law and European Studies. He is an adjunct professor at Concordia University in Montreal and International Islamic University in Islamabad.  

Sayeh Meisami: Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Dayton, Ohio. Meisami published several books among the most recent are, Nasir al-Din Tusi: A Philosopher for All Seasons. Cambridge, UK: Islamic Texts Society, 2019.  Knowledge and Power in the Philosophies of Ḥamīd al-Dīn Kirmānī and Mullā Ṣadrā. London, UK: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018.  

Sayed Hassan “Akhlaq” Hussaini is an adjunct professor for both Coppin State University and Northern Virginia Community College and a religious advisor for the American Councils for International Education in Washington DC.  He earned his PhD in philosophy in 2009 from Allameh Tabatabaii University in Tehran, Iran, and completed his Islamic theological studies (Hawzeh Elmieh) in Mashhad.  He has published six books, numerous articles, chapters, editorials, and encyclopedia and dictionary entries.  He acted as an academic advisor to the Afghanistan Academy of Sciences in 2010, he taught at many universities in Iran during 2007-2010. Akhlaq is the editor in chief of Paidia a quarterly journal of philosophical, social and cultural studies in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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