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Islam in Asia:   Traditions and Transformation

An NEH Summer Institute ~ June 12 to July 7, 2017 ~ Honolulu, Hawaii ~ Hosted by the Asian Studies Development Program

Institute Daily Readings

Presenting faculty have assigned readings for their sessions, and the full citation information can be accessed below. Each presenter has prepared a bibliography that includes assigned readings and optional additional readings. These bibliographies will be available in the Presenter Session Materials under Resources in the coming weeks.


This list is currently under revision and will be updated as information is available. Access to readings are limited to participants only.


Islam in Asia:  Traditions and Transformation
June 12 to July 7, 2017

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Week One:  Islamic Origins and Early Diversification

Week One Assigned Readings by Presenters

Monday, June 12, 2017
Nelly van Doorn-Harder:  Why Islam in Asia? And, Why Now?
Ahmed, Shahab. (2016). "What is Islam?" and "Six Questions about Islam." In What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic, pp. 3-112. Princeton; Oxford:  Princeton University Press.
 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Nelly van Doorn-Harder:  The Earliest Muslims:  History
Pringle, Robert. (2010). Chapters 1 & 2. In Pringle, Robert, Understanding Islam in Indonesia: Politics and Diversity (University of Hawaii Press: 2010)
Avari, Burjor. (2013). Chapters 1 - 3. In Avari, Burjor, Islamic Civilization in South Asia (Routledge: 2013)
 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Tamara Albertini:  The Abrogating and the Abrogated:  The Qur'an as a Self-referential Text
Hourani, George F. (Trans.) (1972). "The Decisive Treatise, Determining What the Connection is between Religion and Philosophy." In Lerner, Ralph., and Mahdi, Muhsin (Eds), Medieval Political Philosophy:  A Sourcebook. Ithaca; New York:  Cornell University Press. 
Burton, John. (1985). "The Exegesis of Q. 2: 106 and the Islamic Theories of "naskh: Mā Nansakh Min āya Aw Nansahā Na'ti Bi Khairin Minhā Aw Mithlihā"" Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 48, no. 3 (1985): 452-69.
Rippin, A. (1988). “The Function of ‘asbāb al-nuzūl’ in Qur'ānic Exegesis.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 51,1 (1988): 1-20.
SUGGESTED READINGS
Bukay, David. (2007). “Peace or Jihad? Abrogation in Islam.” The Middle East Quartely 14,4 (2007). http://www.meforum.org/1754/peace-or-jihad-abrogation-in-islam
Powers, David S. (1982). “On the Abrogation of the Bequest Verses.” Arabica 29,3 (1982): 246-95.
Rippin, A. (1985). “The Exegetical Genre ‘asbāb al-nuzūl’: A Bibliographical and Terminological Survey.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 48,1 (1985): 1-15.
Wild, Stefan. (1996). “We have sent down to thee the book with the truth…” In The Qur’an as Text, edited by Stefan Wild, 137-156. Leiden, Brill: 1996.
 
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Tamara Albertini:  The Sunni and Shi'a Way of Lives:  Law and Spirituality
Howard, I.K.A. (1990). The History of al-Tabarī:  Volume XIX, The Caliphate of Yazīd b. Mu'āwiyah, pp. 146-179. State University of New York Press.
Sachedina, Abdulaziz Abdulhussein. (1988). "The Deputyship of the Shī'ite Imams." In The Just Ruler (Al-Sultān Al-Adil) in Shīite Islam. The Comprehensive Authority of the Jurist in Imamite Jurisprudence. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
SUGGESTED READINGS
Keaney, Heather. (2011). "Confronting the Caliph: ‘Uthmān B. ‘Affān in Three ‘Abbasid Chronicles." Studia Islamica 106,1 (2011): 25-48.
Nasr, Vali. (2006). "When the Shiites Rise." Foreign Affairs 85,4 (2006): 58-74.
Nasr, Vali. (2006). "The Other Islam:  Who are the Shia?" and "The Making of Shia Politics." In The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future. New York and London: W.W. Norton & Co., 2006.
Cole, Juan R. (2002). "Women and the Making of Shi'ism." In Sacred Space and Holy War: The Politics, Culture, and History of Shi‘ite Islam. London: I.B. Tauris, 2002.
Hazleton, Lesley. (2009). After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shi‘a-Sunni Split in Islam. New York: Doubleday, 2009.
Rose, Gregory. (1983). “Velayat-e Faqih and the Recovery of Islamic Identity in the Thought of Ayatollah Khomeini.” In Religion and Politics in Iran, edited by Nikki R. Keddie, 166-190. Westford, Mass.: Yale University Press, 1983.
Walker, Martin. (2006). "The Revenge of the Shia." The Wilson Quarterly 30,4 (2006): 16-20.
 
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Nelly van Doorn-Harder:  Cultivating Authenticity:  Creating Islamic Law
Pringle, Robert. (2010). Chapter 5. In Pringle, Robert, Understanding Islam in Indonesia: Politics and Diversity (University of Hawaii Press: 2010)
Brown, Jonathan. (2017). "Stoning and Hand Cutting:  Understanding the Hudud and the Shariah in Islam." Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. 
 
Friday, June 16, 2017
Bruce Lawrence:  Trans-Regional Interactions and Muslim Diversities:  An Overview of Historic Movements within South Asian Islam

Avari, Burjor. (2013). Chapters 1 - 6. In Avari, Burjor, Islamic Civilization in South Asia (Routledge: 2013)

Lawrence, Bruce B. (1999). “The Eastward Movement of Muslim Kingship” in John L. Esposito, ed., The Oxford History of Islam (1999): 395-431.

Kugle, Scott, tr. (2012). “The Compass of Truth” by Dara Shikoh in Scott Kugle, ed., Sufi Meditation and Contemplation: Timeless Wisdom From Mughal India (2012): 125-164
 
 

Week Two:  Formation of a Global Community:  Islam in South & Southeast Asia

Week Two Assigned Readings by Presenters

Monday, June 19, 2017
Bruce Lawrence:  Indian Merchants and Muslim Mystics:  Networks across Africa, Arabia and Asia

Avari, Burjor. (2013). Final Five Chapters. In Avari, Burjor, Islamic Civilization in South Asia (Routledge: 2013)

Gilmartin, David. (2005). “A Networked Civilization?” in miriam cooke & Bruce B. Lawrence, eds., Muslim Networks from Hajj to HipHop (2005): 51-68

Ahmed, Shahab. (2016). What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic, pp. 524-537. Princeton; Oxford:  Princeton University Press.

Laurence, Bruce B. (2005). The Qur’an – A Biography (2005): Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Iqbal (144-160) plus AIDS Victims and Sick Women & Epilogue (184-199)

 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Paul Lavy:  Visual Arts of Islamic South Asia

Dehejia, Vidya. (1997) “Linear Abstractions: Art and the Sultans of India” (ch. 11) and “Visions of Paradise: The Luxury of Mughal Art” (ch. 13), Indian Art (Phaidon, 1997): 248-272 & 298-334.

 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Anna Stirr:  Impacts of Islam on South Asian Music and Performing Arts
Qureshi, Regula. (2006). "Islam and Music." In Beck, Guy L. (Ed), Sacred Sound:  Experiencing Music in World Religions. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada:  Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 
 
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Eric Tagliacozzo:  Regional Intersections and Diversities:  Transmitting the Message to Malaysia and Indonesia

Ricklefs, M.C. (1993). "Chapter 1:  The Coming of Islam." In A History of Modern Indonesia. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press. 

Geertz, Clifford. (1960). The Religion of Java, pp. 1-7, 121-130, 227-260. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Reid, Anthony. (1993). "Chapter 3:  A Religious Revolution." In Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, Volume II. New Haven: Yale University Press.
 
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Eric Tagliacozzo:  Hindu/Buddhist/Muslim Kingdoms:  Hybrid Expressions of Islam in Southeast Asia

Ricklefs, M.C. (1993). "Chapter 1:  The Coming of Islam." In A History of Modern Indonesia. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

Geertz, Clifford. (1960). The Religion of Java, pp. 1-7, 121-130, 227-260. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Reid, Anthony. (1993). "Chapter 3:  A Religious Revolution." In Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, Volume II. New Haven: Yale University Press.

 
Friday, June 23, 2017
Paul Lavy:  Islamic Arts of Southeast Asia
Bennett, James. (2005) “Islamic art & civilisation in Southeast Asia,” In Crescent Moon: Islamic Art and Civilisation in Southeast Asia, ed. James Bennett (Adelaide: Art Gallery of South Australia, 2005): 18-91.
 
 
Week Three:  Transmitting Authenticity & Authority:  Islamic Education
Week Three Assigned Readings by Presenters
Monday, June 26, 2017
Ronit Ricci:  The Dynamics of Conversion and the Emergence of an Arabic Cosmopolis in Southeast Asia

Ricci, Ronit. (2011). “Cosmopolitan in Translation: Arabic’s Distant Travels,” in Islam Translated: Literature, Conversion and the Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia, pp. 153-182. Chicago: Chicago University Press. 

 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Ronit Ricci:  The Literary Worlds of Southeast Asian Islam:  Primary Texts

Jones, Russell. (1979). “Ten Conversion Myths from Indonesia.” In Levtzion, Nehemia (Ed), Conversion to Islam, pp. 129-158. New York: Holmes and Meier.

Gallop, Annabel Teh and Arps, Bernard. (1991). Selections pp. 14, 34, 38, 58,62, 64, 66, 72, 76, 94.In Golden Letters: Writing Traditions of Indonesia=Surat Emas: Budaya Tulis di Indonesia. London: British Library; Jakarta: Yayasan Lontar.

 

June 28, 2017

Muhammad Ali:  Education and Religion:  The Madrasa, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Indonesia

Hefner, Robert W. (2009). “Islamic schools, Social Movements, and Democracy in Indonesia.” In Hefner,, Robert W. (Ed), Making Modern Muslims: The Politics of Islamic Education in Southeast Asia. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

SUGGESTED READING:

Parker, Lyn. (2014). “Religious Education for Peaceful Coexistence in Indonesia.” South East Asia Research, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 487-504.

 
June 29, 2017
Ebrahim Moosa:  Unpacking the Madrasah:  Foundation of Islamic Education

Moosa, Ebrahim. (2015). Chapters 8, 11, 12, and Prologue and Epilogue. What is a Madrasa? Durham: The University of North Carolina Press.

 

June 29, 2017

Ebrahim Moosa:  Tradition, Ethics and Authority:  Competing Views of Islamic Education

Moosa, Ebrahim. (2014). “Ethical landscape: laws, norms, and morality.” In (Kenney, Jeffrey T. and Moosa, Ebrahim (Eds), Islam in the Modern World, pp. 35-55. London and New York:  Routledge.

Moosa, Ebrahim. (2008). “The Debts and Burdens of Critical Islam.” In Safi, Omid (Ed). Progressive Muslims: On Justice,Gender, and Pluralism, pp. 111-127. Oxford:  Oneworld.

Moosa, Ebrahim. (2015). “Update of archaic doctrine should accompany censure: Front Burner.”Orlando Sentinel, September 25, 2015. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-muslims-denounce-extremism-yes-20150924-story.html.

Moosa, Ebrahim. (2015). “Political Theology in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring: Returning to the Ethical.” In Villa-Vicencio, Charles., Doxtader, Erik., and Moosa, Ebrahim (Eds). The African Renaissance and the Afro Arab Spring: A Season of Rebirth?”  Washington, DC:  Georgetown University Press.

 
June 30, 2017
Muhammad Ali:  Inter-Communal Tensions and Cooperation:  Shi'ites and Sunnites in Southeast Asia

Marcinkowski, Christoph. (2008). “Aspects of Shi’ism in Contemporary Southeast Asia.” The Muslim World, 2008, pp. 36- 71.

SUGGESTED READING:
Halimatusa’diyah, Iim. (2013). “Being Shi’ite Women in Indonesia’s Sunni-populated Community: Roles and Relations among themselves and with others.”  South East Asia Research, Vol.21, No.1, March 2013, pp.131-150.
 

Week Four:  Contestations of Faith & Roles of Women in Asian Islam

Week Four Assigned Readings by Presenters

Monday, July 3, 2017
Asma Afsaruddin:  Religious Diversity in the Qur'an:  Inclusion vs. Exclusion
Afsaruddin, Asma. (2015). "Religious Dialogue and Interfaith Relations." In Contemporary Issues in Islam (pp. 174-205). Edinburgh:  Edinburgh University Press

OPTIONAL READING:  Common Word Statement (Download for free):  http://www.acommonword.com/

 
Monday, July 3, 2017
Patricio Abinales:  Muslim Mindanao:  Islam and Change in the Philippines
McKenna, Thomas M. (1998). Focus on Chapters 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 from Muslim Rulers and Rebels:  Everyday Politics and Armed Separatism in the Southern Philippines. Berkeley; Los Angeles; Oxford:  University of California Press.
Watanabe, Akiko. (2008). Migration and Mosques:  The Evolution and Transformation of Muslim Communities in Manila, the Philippines. Working Paper Series No. 37. Afrasian Center for Peace and Development Studies, Ryukoku University.

Abinales, Patricio N. (2016). "War and Peace in Muslim Mindanao:  Critiquing the Orthodoxy." In Hutchcraft, Paul D. (Ed), Mindanao:  The Long Journey to Peace and Prosperity, pp. 38-61. Mandaluyong  :Anvil Publishing. 

 
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Asma Afsaruddin:  Speaking in God's Name:  Religious Authority; ISIS in Asia

"Letter to Al-Baghdadi." Statement Issued by Muslim Scholars against ISIS.

Siddiqui, Sohaira. (2015). "Beyond Authenticity:  ISIS and the Islamic Legal Tradition." Jadaliyya. February 24, 2015
 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Barbara Andaya:  Muslim Women in Southeast Asia:  An Historical Overview and Contemporary Case Studies
Andaya, Barbara Watson. (2006). "Women and Religious Chang (pp. 84-94)." In The Flaming Womb:  Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia. Honolulu:  University of Hawai'i Press.
Schröter, Susanne. (2013). "Gender and Islam in Southeast Asia:  An Overview." In Schröter, Susanne (Ed). Gender and Islam in Southeast Asia:  Women's Rights Movements, Religious Resurgence and Local Traditions. Leiden:  Brill).
Resurgence and Holy War:  Russia, Indonesia. Directed by Kiyoshi Nanasawa & Yuichiro Ishii. Produced by Hitoshi Sakurai & Hideo Yanagisawa.
 
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Nelly van Doorn-Harder:  Women and Families:  Middle Eastern Radicalism and Southeast Asian Responses
Mir-Hosseini, Ziba. (2011). "Beyond 'Islam' vs. 'Feminism.'" IDS Bulletin, Vol. 42, No. 1, January 2011.
Pemberton, Kelly. (2010). "Gender." In Elias, jamal J. (Ed), Key Themes for the Study of Islam. Oxford:  Oneworld Publications.
van Doorn-Harder, Nelly. (2016). "Indonesian Muslim Feminists:  Islamic Reasoning, Rumah Kitab and the Case of Child Brides." In Key Issues in Religion and World Affairs, Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs. Henry Luce Foundation.