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Year In Review

The CAIS Year in Review highlights the Council’s rich array of events, research, and people each year.  

2015-2016 | 2016-2017 |  2017-2018  |  2018-2019 | 2018-2020 | 2020-2021 (Coming soon!)

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Perspectives of Five Kuwaiti Women in Leadership Roles: Feminism, Islam, and Politics, 2019, Souad Ali

The Road to Two Sudans, 2014, Souad Ali

A Religion, Not a State: Ali ‘Abd al-Raziq’s Islamic Justification of Political Secularism, 2009, Souad Ali 

Retrieving Subjugated Voices: the Marginalized, Colonized, and Out of Place. An edited volume, under signed contract with Equinox Publishing, Sheffield (UK), Souad Ali and Emily Silverman 

English Translation of Ali ‘Abd al-Raziq’s Islam and the Foundations of Rule:
Research on the Caliphate and Government in Islam, in progress, Souad Ali

Gender Reforms in Islamic Contexts: Modern Perspectives on Gender Issues, Arab, African, and Muslim Women, in progress, Souad Ali 

Sufism and Democracy: The Role of Tolerance in Both Islam and Democracy, in progress, Souad Ali

Additional Publications

Sufism and the Shatahat: A New Reading of Abu-Hamid al-Ghazali, Subjugated Voices: the Marginalized, Colonized, and Out of Place, in progress, Souad Ali 

Mariama Ba, In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History, 2019, Souad Ali 

Diglossia: Sudanese and Egyptian DIalects Compared to Standard Arabic, Sudan Studies Association Bulletin, Volume 34, 2017, Souad Ali 

Sara Akbar: Female Kuwaiti Hero and Leader in the Oil Industry, Hawwa: A Journal for Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World, Volume 14, No. 2, 2016, Souad Ali 

The Central Argument,  The Caliphate and Islamic Statehood: Formation, Fragmentation and Modern Interpretation, Volume III - Book Chapter, 2015, Souad Ali 

The Role of Muslim Women in Engendering Peace: Bilad Al-Sudan- Sudan
and Nigeria, Women and Peace in the Islamic World: Gender, Agency and Influence, 2015, Souad Ali 

A Brief Reflection on Islamic Theology and the Muslim Faith, Emeritus Voices,
Journal of the ASU Emeritus College, vol. 11, 2013 Souad Ali 

Gender Studies and Women: Methodologies, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam
and Women, vol. 1, New York: Oxford University Press, 2013, Souad Ali

Barlas, Asma, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, vol. 1, New York: Oxford University Press, 2013, Souad Ali

Barazangi, Nimat Hafez, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, vol. 1., New York: Oxford University Press, 2013, Souad Ali

Feminism in Islam: A Critique of Polygamy in Mariama Ba’s Epistolary Novel: So
Long A Letter, Hawwa: A Journal for Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World, vol.
10.3, 2012, Souad Ali

Grate ne Islam dhe Shogeria Civile: Paraqitje e Shperputhjeve ne mes te
Religjionit dhe Kultures, Lijgerate mbi Ceshtjet Gjinore (Albanian), 2010 and 2011, Souad Ali

Women in Islam and Civil Society: An Overview of the Disparity between Religion and Culture, A Lecture on Gender Issues, Kosovar Gender Studies Centre, 2009-2010, Souad Ali

Identity, Gender, and Politics in Buthaina Khidr Mekki's Novel Hujūl min Shawk
(Anklets of Thorns), The Ahfad Journal: Women and Change, Omdurman (Sudan): Ahfad
University. Volume 23, No. 2., 2006, Souad Ali 

Muslim Women’s Rights: Religion and Tradition., Islam and the Contemporary
World: Tolerance, Peace-building, and Women’s Rights in Islam. Editor, YEAR, Souad Ali

Sarajevo: Priručnik za Nastavnice i Nastavnike Islamske Vjeronauke o Mirovnoj Dimenziji Islama, Priredila: Amra Pandžo, Sarajevo, Udruženje za Dijalog u Porodici i Društvu Mali Koraci (in Bosnian), 2008, Souad Ali 

Abd al-Karim al-Kabli: Sudanese Singer/Folklorist, Biographical Encyclopedia of
the Modern Middle East and North Africa, vol. 1, 2008, Souad Ali 

Aspects of Grammatical Negation in Cairene, Sudanese, and Modern Standard
Arabic, Al-Mashriq: A Quarterly Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 7, no. 27, 2008, Souad Ali

Hadith Transmission: A Brief Survey of Contributions made by Western
Scholars–Goldziher, Schacht, and Juynboll, DAHESH VOICE, Volume 12. No. 2 New York
City, 2007 

Religious Practices: Preaching and Women Preachers (Sudan), Encyclopedia
of Women and Islamic Cultures, 2007, Souad Ali  

Review of Nimat Hafez Barazangi’s Woman Identity and the Quran: A New
, University of Florida Press, Anthropology and EducationQuarterly, vol. 36, 2005, Souad Ali 

Ali ‘Abd al-Raziq and the Controversy Over the Idea of the Islamic State, Journal
of Middle Eastern and North African Intellectual and Cultural Studies, Volume II Issue II, 2004, Souad Ali 

Al-Suhrwardi and the Philosophy of Illumination, DAHESH VOICE, vol. 13, no. 51, 2003, Souad Ali 

CAIS Research

Religion, Gender, and Reform Research Cluster | 2008 | 2009

Affiliate Faculty Publications

The Council's affiliated faculty are actively engaged in their respective areas of expertise in Arabic and Islamic Studies. The following books are some of the major contributions to their respective areas:

Women and Peace in the Islamic World: Gender, Agency and Influence. I.B. Tauris. 2015, Chad Haines and Yasmin Saikia

Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race, and Islam. Cambridge University Press. 2014, Chouki El Hamel

Their Second Republic: Islamism in the Sudan from Disintegration to Oblivion. Ashgate Publishers. 2014, Abdullahi Gallab

Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy. Cornell University Press. 2014, Agnes Kefeli

Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders. University of Illinois Press. 2014, Sally Kitch

Education and Curricular Perspectives in the Qur'an. Lexington Books. 2014, Sarah Risha

Nation, Territory, and Globalization in Pakistan: Traversing the Margins. Routledge. 2012, Chad Haines

A Civil Society Deferred: the Tertiary Grip of Violence in the Sudan. Florida University Press. 2011, Abdullahi Gallab

Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment in Iran. Stanford University Press. 2011, Shahla Talebi

Muharramat, Qabaliah, (Tribal Taboos). Arab Cultural Centre – Beirut, Lebanon. 2008, Miral Al-Tahaway Mahgoub (in Arabic)

The First Islamist Republic: Development and Disintegration of Islamism in the Sudan. Ashgate Publishers.  2008, Abdullahi Gallab