Publications, Lectures and Other Stuff
A video on ‘Islam-related movements’:
By Peter Smith. A summary of a recent academic article from the Sage Reference Encyclopedia of Global Studies.
A study of an array of religious groups and movements which have developed within the Islamic world which have a distant or ambiguous relationship to the various sects of mainstream Islam. I identify four such streams of ‘Islam-related movements’:
-1. A diverse assortment of Middle Eastern sects (the Yazidis, Nusayris (Alawites), Druze, Alevis, Bektashis, Ahl-e Haqq and Hurufis);
-2. Some modern religious movements with their own prophetic traditions (the Babis, Baha’is and Ahmadiyya);
-3. Various expressions of ‘global Sufism’;
-4. African-American groups which have established a heterodox Islamic identity.
On ‘Extramural’ Religious Movements and Traditions, see:
A preliminary bibliography:
Academic study of these movements varies considerably in its extent and in some instances diverges from the groups’ modern self-presentation – which in several instances can be tracked through the movements’ own online websites.
Unorthodox groups in the Middle East.
MattiMoosa. Extremist Shiites: The Ghulat Sects. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1988.
Mordechai Nisan. Minorities in the Middle East: A History of Struggle and Self Expression. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2002.
VesselinBosakov. ‘Religious and sociocultural dimensions of the Kazalbashi community in Bulgaria’.FactaUniversitatis (University of Ni) 2/6 (1999), pp. 277-83.
Tord Olsson, Elizabeth ึzdalga and Catherine Raudvere (eds.) Alevi Identity: Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives. Istanbul: Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, 1998.
David Shankland. The Alevis of Turkey: The Emergence of a Secular Islamic Tradition. London: Routledge, 2003.
Martin S๖kefield.‘Religion or culture?Concepts of identity in the Alevi diaspora’.In WaltraudKokot, Khachig T๖l๖lyan and Carolin Alfonso (eds.) Diaspora, Identity and Religion. Abingdon: Routledge, 2004.
Paul White and JoostnJongerden.Turkey’s Alevi Enigma: A Comprehensive Overview. Leiden: Brill, 2003.
J. K. Birge. The Bektashi Order of Dervishes. London: Luzac, 1937.
Robert Brenton Betts. The Druze. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990.
Nissim Dana. The Druze in the Middle East: Their Faith, Leadership, Identity and Status. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2003.
Kais M. Firro. A History of theDruzes. Leiden: Brill, 1992.
Nejla M. Abu Izzeddin. The Druze: A New Study of their History, Faith and Society. Leiden: Brill, 1984.
Meir Mikhael Bar-Asher and AriehKofsky.The NusayriAlawi Religion: An Enquiry into its Theology and Liturgy. Leiden: Brill, 2002.
Shahzad Bashir. FazlallahAstarabadi and the Hurufis. Oxford: Oneworld, 2005.
Andreas Ackermann. ‘A double minority: Notes on the emerging Yezidi diaspora’. In WaltraudKokot, Khachig T๖l๖lyan and Carolin Alfonso (eds.) Diaspora, Identity and Religion. Abingdon: Routledge, 2004.
Abbas Amanat. Resurrection and Renewal: The Making of the Babi Movement in Iran, 1844-1850. Ithica, NY: Cornell University Press, 1989.
Todd Lawson. Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam: Qur’an, Exegesis, Messianism and Literary Origins of the Babi Religion. London: Routledge, 2011.
Todd Lawson and OmidGhaemmaghami (eds.) Collected Essays on the Writings of the Bแb. Oxford: George Ronald, 2012.
Denis MacEoin. The Messiah of Shiraz: Studies in Early and Middle Babism. Brill, 2008.
The Baha’i Faith.
Peter Smith. The Babi and Baha’i Religions: From Messianic Shi‘ism to a World Religion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Peter Smith. A Concise Encyclopedia of the Bahแ’ํ Faith. Oxford: Oneworld, 2000.
Peter Smith. An Introduction to the Baha’i Faith, Its History and Teachings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Margit Warburg. Citizens of the World: A History and Sociology of the Baha’is in Globalization Perspective. Brill, 2006.
YohananFriedmann. Prophecy Continuous: Aspects of Ahmadi Religious Thought and Its Medieval Background. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Sufism in the West.
Carl W. Ernst and Bruce B. Lawrence.Sufi Martyrs of Love: The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
Franklin Lewis. Rumi Past and Present, East and West. Oxford: Oneworld, 2007.
Marcia Hermansen. ‘Sufism and American women’.World History Connected. [www.historycooperative.org/journals/whc/4.1/hermansen.html]
Jamal Malik and John R. Hinnells (ed.) Sufism in the West. New York: Routledge, 2006.
David Westerlund (ed.) Sufism in Europe and North America. Abingdon: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
Islam and African Americans.
Edward E. Curtis IV. Islam in Black America. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2002.
– Muslims in America: A Short History. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2009.
E. U. Essien-Udom. Black Nationalism: The Search for an Identity. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad (ed.) The Muslims of America. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Sherman A. Jackson.Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking Toward the Third Resurrection. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Michael A. K๖szegi and J. Gordon Melton.Islam in North America: A Sourcebook. New York: Garland Publishing, 1992.
C. Eric Lincoln. The Black Muslims in America. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing, 1994.
Sulayman Nyang. Islam in the United States of America. Chicago: Kazi Publications, 1999.
Richard Brent Turner. Islam in the African-American Experience. 2nd ed. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2003.