Publications & Podcasts


Books (General)

 

The Ismailis in the Middle AgesThe Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, A Search for Salvation, New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Arabic translation: Sayf al-Din al-Qasir, Beirut: Saqi Books, forthcoming.

The Madrasa Early Childhood ProgrammeThe Madrasa Early Childhood Programme: 25 Years of Experience, Geneva: Aga Khan Foundation and Rockhopper TV, 2008, 96 pp. + 34 minute DVD. 
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Articles (General)

 

Speaking Truth Beyond the Tower: Academics of Islam Engaging in the Public SphereShafique N. Virani (ed.), “Speaking Truth Beyond the Tower: Academics of Islam Engaging in the Public Sphere,” Special Section in MESA Review of Middle East Studies, 45:2, pp. 159-198. 
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Taqiyya and Identity in a South Asian Community in the Journal of Asian StudiesShafique N. Virani, “Taqiyya and Identity in a South Asian Community,” Journal of Asian Studies, 70:1 (February 2011): 99-139. Read the article

 

Epistle of the Right Path: A Post Mongol Persian Treatise"The Right Path: A Post Mongol Persian Ismaili Treatise," Iranian Studies, 43:2 (April 2010): 197-221. 
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The Dear One of Nasaf: Aziz Nasafi's Epistle of Love in Iran and the Caucus"The Dear One of Nasaf: ‘Aziz Nasafi’s Epistle on Love," Iran and the Caucasus,  13:2 (2009): 311-318.
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The Ismailis: An Illustrated History"Literary and Devotional Traditions" embedded within several sections of The Ismailis: An Illustrated History, ed. Farhad Daftary and Zulfikar Hirji, London: Azimuth Editions and the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2008, 54-55, 69, 86, 102, 105-107, 155, 160-161, 164-165, 168, 171, 174-175, 218. 
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Episodes from A Journey to Central Asia by Pir Sabzali Ramzanali in Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam</a>With Nizarali J. Virani, With Nizarali J. Virani, "Episodes from A Journey to Central Asia by Pir Sabzali Ramzanali," in Hermann Landolt, Samira Sheikh, Kutub Kassam, eds.,An Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam, London: I.B. Tauris, 2008, 77-81 (in press). 
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The Story of Job from Kitab Asas al-Ta'wil (The Foundation of Spiritual Hermeneutics) by al-Qadi al-Nu'man in Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam"The Story of Job from Kitab Asas al-Ta'wil (The Foundation of Spiritual Hermeneutics) by al-Qadi al-Nu'man," in Hermann Landolt, Samira Sheikh, Kutub Kassam, eds., An Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam, London: I.B. Tauris, 2008, 192-194. 
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The Epistle (Risala) of Khayrkhwah-i Harati in An Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam"The Epistle (Risala) of Khayrkhwah-i Harati," in Hermann Landolt, Samira Sheikh, Kutub Kassam, eds., An Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam, London: I.B. Tauris, 2008, 247-249. 
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This Old Hag by Nasir-i Khusraw in An Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of IslamWith Faquir M. Hunzai, "This Old Hag by Nasir-i Khusraw," in Hermann Landolt, Samira Sheikh, Kutub Kassam, eds., An Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam, London: I.B. Tauris, 2008, 276-278. 
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Persian Poets of the Post-Alamut Era in An Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam"Post-Alamut Persian Poetry," in Hermann Landolt, Samira Sheikh, Kutub Kassam, eds., An Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam, London: I.B. Tauris, 2008, 290-297. (Reprint) 
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"The Adornment of Assemblies by Husayn b. Ya'qub Shah b. Sufi," in Hermann Landolt, Samira Sheikh, Kutub Kassam, eds., An Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam, London: I.B. Tauris, 2008, 296-297. 
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Ginans by Pir Sadr al-Din in An Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam"Ginans by Pir Sadr al-Din," in Hermann Landolt, Samira Sheikh, Kutub Kassam, eds., An Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam, London: I.B. Tauris, 2008, 314-316 (Reprint). 
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Sat Veni Moti by Nur Muhammad Shah in An Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam"Sat Veni Moti by Nur Muhammad Shah," in Hermann Landolt, Samira Sheikh, Kutub Kassam, eds., An Anthology of Ismaili Literature: A Shi'i Vision of Islam<, London: I.B. Tauris, 2008, 320-323. 
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"تمهيد" in گنان شريف: مع ترجمه و الفاظ معانى, vol. 9, Zarina Kamaluddin and Kamaluddin Ali Muhammad, Karachi: Z.A. Printer, 2006, 8-17.  Read the article Visit the KamalZar website for similar publications.



Ahl al-Bayt "Ahl al-Bayt" in Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed., Lindsay Jones (ed.), New York: Macmillan, 2005, vol. 1, 198-199. 
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Symphony of Gnosis "Symphony of Gnosis" in Reason and Inspiration in Islam: Theology, Philosophy and Mysticism in Muslim Thought, ed. Todd Lawson, London: I.B. Tauris, 2005: 503-521. 
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Qudratu'l-lah Shahab's Ma-ji "Qudratu'l-lah Shahab's Ma-ji," The Annual of Urdu Studies, volume 19 (2004): 406-415.  Read the article

 

The Days of Creation in the Thought of Nasir Khusraw, Nasir Khusraw: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow "The Days of Creation in the Thought of Nasir Khusraw," Nasir Khusraw: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Sarfaroz Niyozov and Ramazon Nazariev (eds.), Khujand, Tajikistan: Noshir Publications, 2004, 74-83. 
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The Eagle Returns: Evidence of Continued Ismaili Activity at Alamut and in the South Caspian Region following the Mongol Conquests "The Eagle Returns: Evidence of Continued Ismaili Activity at Alamut and in the South Caspian Region following the Mongol Conquests," Journal of the American Oriental Society 123:2 (April-June 2003): 81-100. 
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Teflon Tents in the Desert: The Hajj Terminal as a neo-Vernacular Response to Architecture's International Style"Teflon Tents in the Desert: The Hajj Terminal as a neo-Vernacular Response to Architecture's International Style," Jusur: The UCLA Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 15 (1999): 1-13. 
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"God's Throne: A Critical Evaluation of O'Shaughnessy," abbreviated Dutch translation published as "Gods Troon" in Het Islamitisch-Christelijk Leerhuis, Summer 1993: 2-5.

Books (Teaching Related)

 

Encounters: An Introduction to the HumanitiesEncounters: An Introduction to the Humanities (editor). Vol. 1: Ancient Greece and Persia, Vol. 2: Andalusia: A Dialogue of Civilizations, Vol. 3: South Asia: Creating Constructive Encounters, Dubai, U.A.E.: Zayed University, 2005.

Articles (Teaching Related)

 

The Days of Creation in the Thought of Nasir Khusraw, Nasir Khusraw: Yesterday, Today, TomorrowWith Linda Murphy-Boyer, Using I>Clicker and Blackboard 7.3 – A Step-by-Step Guide, University of Toronto Resource Centre for Academic Technology (RCAT), 2007. 
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Top Ten Tips for New U of T Faculty, University of Toronto Office of Teaching Advancement "Top Ten Tips for New U of T Faculty," University of Toronto, Office of Teaching Advancement, 2007. 
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Best Practices Essay on Web Pedagogies and the Urdu-Hindi Program at Harvard University"Web Pedagogies and the Urdu-Hindi Program at Harvard University," A Gallery of Best Practice Essays, 2001.  
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Book Reviews

 

Book Review for Paradise of Submission: A Medieval Treatise on Ismaili Thought: A New Persian Edition and English Translation of Nasir al-Din Tusi's Rawda-yi taslimS.J. Badakhchani (ed. and trans.). Paradise of Submission: A Medieval Treatise on Ismaili Thought: A New Persian Edition and English Translation of Nasir al-Din Tusi's Rawda-yi taslim. xix, 287 pp. + 220 pp. [Persian text]. London: I.B. Tauris, 2005, book review, Journal of Near Eastern Studies.  
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Oxford English-Urdu DictionaryOxford English-Urdu Dictionary, Shanu'l-Haqq Haqqi (ed. and tr.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, book review, Journal of the American Oriental Society 124:2 (April-June 2004): 3. 
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Book Review for Surviving the Mongols: Nizari Quhistani and the Continuity of Ismaili Tradition in PersiaSurviving the Mongols: Nizari Quhistani and the Continuity of Ismaili Tradition in Persia by Nadia Eboo Jamal, London: I.B. Tauris, 2002, book review, Iranian Studies 37:1 (March 2004): 161-163.  
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The Ardent Pilgrim: An Introduction to the Life and Work of Mohammed IqbalThe Ardent Pilgrim: An Introduction to the Life and Work of Mohammed Iqbal by Iqbal Singh, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997, book review, The Journal of Asian Studies 60:4 (November 2001): 1231-2.  
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