Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies

A muraqqa' by the Istanbul-born calligrapher Yedikuleli Seyid Abdullah (d. 1144/1731)

ISSN: 0806-198X

Editors: Lutz E. Edzard and Stephan Guth, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo, Norway
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Ahmed Sokarno Abdel-Hafez, 'The Development of Future Markers in Arabic and the Nile Nubian Languages', 6/3 (2005-6), 64-79. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Ahmad Atif Ahmad, 'Al-Ghazālī’s Contribution to the Sunnī Juristic Discourses on Apostasy', 7/3 (2007), 50-73. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Joseph Alagha, 'Wilāyat al-Faqīh and Hizbullah's Relations with Iran', 10/2 (2010), 24-44 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Samer Mahdy Ali, 'Singing Samarra (861-956). Poetry and the Burgeoning of Historiography upon the Murder of al-Mutawakkil', 6/1 (2005-6), 1-23. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Silje S. Alvestad, 'Evaluative Language in Academic Discourse: Euphemisms vs. Dysphemisms in Andrews’ & Kalpaklı’s The Age of Beloveds (2005) as a case in point', 14/8 (2014), 155–177. [.pdf]

Ahmad Nazir Atassi, 'The transmission of Ibn Sa'd's biographical dictionary Kitab al-Tabaqat al-kabir', 12/3 (2012), 56-80 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Waed Athamneh and Caroleen Marji Sayej, 'Engaging the Authoritarian State: Voices of Protest in Syria', 13/9 (2013). 169–190. [.pdf]

Dana Awad, 'The Evolution of Arabic Writing Due to European Influence: The case of punctuation', 15/6 (2015), 117-136. [.pdf]


Ramzi Baalbaki, 'Ilhāq as a Morphological Tool in Arabic Grammar', 4/1 (2001-2), 1-26. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Monica Balda-Tillier, 'La prose amoureuse arabo-islamique médiévale, de l'isnad traditionnel aux sources livresques', 12/6 (2012), 186-214 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Zev bar-Lev, 'Arabic Key Consonants', 6/2 (2005-6), 24-63. [.pdf]

Hassan Bashir, 'Iran and Political Modernisation in the Nineteenth Century: Parliamentarianism, Constitutionalism and Feminism in the Newspaper Sūr-I Isrāfīl', 5/5 (2003-4), 127-47. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Reem Bassiouney, 'Redefining identity through code choice in al-Hubb fi 'l-Manfa by Baha' Tahir, 10/5 (2010), 101-118. [.pdf]'

Tamima Bayhom-Daou, 'The Second-Century Šī'ite Ġulāt: Were they Really Gnostic?', 5/2 (2003-4), 13-61. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Mustafa BinMayaba, 'From Expulsion to Readmission: Ibn Abi Hafsa's Rhetorical Technique at the Abbasid Court', 15/5 (2015), 93-116. [.pdf]

Gert Borg, 'Die martiya des A'sa Bahila auf seinen Halbbruder al-Muntasir. Eine thematische Untersuchung', 11/2 (2011), 36-61. [.pdf]

Gert Borg, 'Poetry as a Source for the History of Early Islam: The case of (al-)ʿAbbās b. Mirdās' , 15/7 (2015), 137–163 [.pdf]


Sandra S. Campbell, ‘Famous Last Words: The Maqâtil of the Zubayrids in Medieval Islamic Histories', 13/4 (2013) 58–75. [.pdf]

Giovanni Canova, 'Libri e artigiani del libro: le raccomandazioni dei giuristi musulmani' , 12/9 (2012), 235-63 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Michael G. Carter: A Bibliography, 8/2 (2008), 1-10. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Agostino Cilardo, (articolo recensione) Musulmani in Italia: la condizione giuridica della communità islamiche a cura di Silvio Ferrari, 3/6 (2000), 114-26. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Agostino Cilardo, 'Some Peculiarities of the Law of Inheritance: the Formation of Imāmī and Ismā'īlī Law', 3/7 (2000), 127-37. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]


Carlo De Angelo, 'Le problematiche socio-giuridiche connesse all’immigrazione islamica in Europa con particolare riguardo alla situazione italiana', 4/2 (2001-2), 27-48. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Yehudit Dror, 'Die Wortstellung des Subjekts „Gott“ im Koran', 14/4 (2014), 63-86. [.pdf]


Lutz Edzard, 'Sībawayhi’s Observations on Assimilatory Processes and Re-Syllabification in the Light of Optimality Theory', 3/3 (2000), 48-65. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Lutz Edzard, 'Principles Behind the Eighth Revised Edition of Rudolf-Ernst Brünnow's and August Fischer's Arabische Chrestomathie aus Prosaschriftstellern: A Tribute to the Scholarly Methods of Michael G. Carter' 8/6 (2008), 71-83 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Guela Elimelekh, 'Rebellion in a World of Totalitarianism. Sharif Hatatah’s Novel The Eye with an Iron Lid', 15/9 (2015), 179–197 [.pdf]


Samira Farwaneh, 'Towards a Typology of Arabic Dialects: the Role of Final Consonantality', 9/4 (2009), 82-109 [.pdf and HTML version]


Antonella Ghersetti, '"Like the Wick of the Lamp, Like the Silkworm They Are". Stupid Schoolteachers in Classical Arabic Literary Sources', 10/4 (2010), 75-100 [.pdf and HTML]

Antonella Ghersetti, 'Editor's introduction: The Book in Fact and Fiction in Pre-Modern Arabic Literature', 12/1 (2012), 1-15 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Noah Gardiner, 'Forbidden knowledge? Notes on the production, transmission, and reception of the major works of Ahmad al-Buni', 12/4 (2012), 81-143 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Dorit Gottesfeld, ‘"Mirrors of Alienation": West Bank Palestinian Women's Literature after Oslo', 13/2 (2013) 22–40). [.pdf]

Heinz Grotzfeld, 'The Age of the Galland Manuscript of the Nights: Numismatic Evidence for Dating a Manuscript', 1/2 (1996-7), 50-64. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Adrian Gully, 'The Discourse of Arabic Advertising: Preliminary Investigations', 1/1 (1996-7), 1-49. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Stephan Guth, 'Individuality Lost, Fun Gained: Some Recurrent Motifs in Late Twentieth-Century Arabic and Turkish Novels', 7/2 (2007), 25-49 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]


Farid Hafez, 'Der Gottesstaat des Esad Bey: Eine Muhammad-Biographie aus der Sicht eines jüdischen Konvertiten zum Islam unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Dimension des Politischen', 13/1 (2013), 1–21. [.pdf]

Ajhar A. Hakim, 'The Forgotten Rational Thinking in the Hanbalite Thought, With Special Reference to Ibn Taymiyya', 14/7 (2014), 137–154. [.pdf]

Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, 'Ibn Shuhayd and his Risālat al-tawābī' wa’ l-zawābī'', 1/3 (1996-7), 65-80. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Bruno Herin, 'Do Jordanians really speak like Palestinians?', 13/6 (2013) 99–114. [.pdf]

Konrad Hirschler, 'The 'Pharaoh' Andecdote in Pre-Modern Arabic Historiography', 10/3 (2010), 45-74 [.pdf and HTML]

Konrad Hirschler, '" Catching the eel" - documentary evidence for concepts of the Arabic book in the Middle Period', 12/8 (2012), 224-34 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

John Hunwick, '"I Wish to Be Seen in Our Land Called Āfrikā": Umar b. Sayyid’s Appeal to Be Released from Slavery', 5/3 (2003-4), 62-77. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]




Almog Kasher, ‘The Term al-fi'l al-muta'addi bi-harf jarr (lit. “the verb which ‘passes over' through a preposition”) in Medieval Arabic Grammatical Tradition', 13/7 (2013) 115–145). [.pdf]

Philip F. Kennedy, 'Reason and Revelation or a Philosopher’s Squib (The Sixth Maqāma of Ibn Nāqiyā)', 3/5 (2000), 84-113. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]


Pierre Larcher, 'Liwāt : « agir comme le peuple de Loth… » Formation et interprétation lexicales en arabe classique', 14/10 (2014), 213–227. [.pdf]

Oddbjørn Leirvik, 'Conscience in Arabic and the Semantic History of damīr', 9/2 (2009),18-36.[.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Brynjar Lia, 'Autobiography or Fiction? Hasan al-Bannā’s Memoirs Revisited', 15/10 (2015), 199–226 [.pdf]

Ronald A. Lukens-Bull, 'Teaching Morality: Javanese Islamic Education in a Globalizing Era', 3/2 (2000), 26-47. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]


Juan A. Macias Amoretti, 'Islam and Democracy in Contemporary Moroccan Thought: The Political Readings of 'Abd al-Salām Yāsīn and Muhammad Ābid al-Jabrī', 9/5 (2009), 110-125. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Ze’ev Maghen, 'They Shall Not Draw Nigh'. The Access of Unbelievers to Sacred Space in Islamic and Jewish Law', 7/5 (2007), 103-31. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Alexander Magidow, 'Competing Pressures in Diglossia: Avoiding Colloquial Elements in Writing Modern Standard Arabic', 13/8 (2013) 146–168. [.pdf]

Abdessatar Mahfoudhi, 'The Place of the Etymon and the Phonetic Matrix in the Arabic Mental Lexicon', 7/4 (2007), 74-102 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Leif Ole Manger, 'Religion, Identities and Politics: Defining Muslim Discourses in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan', 4/5 (2001-2), 132-52. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Andrew Marsham, 'Public Execution in the Umayyad Period: Early Islamic Punitive Practice and its Late Antique Context', 11/4 (2011), 101-136. [.pdf ]

Peter Marteinson, 'La Disjonction de la voix narrative et la manipulation de la vraisemblance dans Le Rocher De Tanios d'Amin Maalouf', 6/4 (2005-6), 80-94 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Kasper Mathiesen, Anglo-American '"Traditional Islam" and Its Discourse of Orthodoxy', 13/10 (2013) 191–219. [.pdf]

Gunvor Mejdell, 'What is happening to Lughatunā l-Gamīla? Recent Media Representations and Social Practice in Egypt', 8/9 (2008), 108-24. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

James E. Montgomery, 'Ibn Fadlān and the Rūsiyya', 3/1 (2000), 1-25. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]


Fallou Ngom, 'Ajami Scripts in the Senegalese Speech Community', 10/1 (2010), 1-24. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Lorenz Mathias Nigst, ‘Highway Luzûmiyyât Revisited: Some Thoughts About Abû 'l-'Alâ' al-Ma'arrî, the Freethinker' 13/3 (2013) 41–57. [.pdf]

Sara Nimis, Sainthood and the Law: The Influence of Mysticism in Eighteenth Century Pedagogy of the fuqahāʾ 14/9 (2014), 179–211. [.pdf]


Simon O'Meara, 'A Legal Aesthetic of Medieval and Pre-Modern Arab-Muslim Architectural Space', 9/1 (2009), 1-17 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Letizia Osti, 'Notes on a private library in fourth/tenth-century Baghdad', 12/7 (2012), 215-23 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Felicitas Opwis, 'The Role of the Biographer in Constructing Identity and School: al-'Abbadi and his Kitab Tabaqat al-fuqaha' al-shafi'iyya' 11/1 (2011), 1-35. [.pdf]


Samuela Pagani, 'Il libro come maestro: sufismo e storia della lettura nel medioevo islamico', 12/5 (2012), 144-85 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Heikki Palva, 'Sedentary and Bedouin Dialects in Contact: Remark on Karaki and Salti (Jordan)', 8/5 (2008), 53-70 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Abdulrazzak Patel, 'Nahda Epistolography: al-Shartūnī's al-Shibāb and the Western Art of Letter-Writing', 9 (2009), 37-81 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Pavel Pavlovitch, 'Qad kunna lā na'budu ’llāha wa-lā na'rifuhu. On the Problem of the Pre-Islamic Lord of the Ka'ba', 2/3 (1998-9), 49-74. [.pdf and HTML Unicode] [Comments]

Pavel Pavlovitch, 'The 'Ubada b. al-Samit Tradition: at the Crossroads of Methodology', 11/5 (2011), 137-235. [.pdf]

Teresa Pepe, 'When writers activate readers. How the autofictional blog transforms Arabic literature',7 15/4 (2015), 73–91. [.pdf].

Maria Persson, 'The Role of the b-prefix in Gulf Arabic Dialects as a Marker of Future, Intent and/or Irrealis', 8/4 (2008), 26-52 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]


Arin Salamah-Qudsi, ‘Heart's Life With God: al-Ma'rifa bi-llâh (Knowledge of God) in al-Qushayrî's al-Risâla al-Qushayriyya ', 13/5 (2013) 76–98. [.pdf]


Bayan Rayhanova, 'Mythological and Folkloric Motifs in Syrian Prose: the Short Stories of Zakariyyā Tāmir', 5/1 (2003-4), 1-12. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Anne Sofie Roald, 'From Theocracy to Democracy? Towards Secularisation and Individualisation in the Policy of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan', 8/7 (2008), 84-107 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Tetz Rooke, 'In the Presence of Absence: Mahmoud Darwish's Testament', 8/3 (2008), 11-25 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Celia E. Rothenberg, 'A Review of the Anthropological Literature on the Palestinian hamūla and the Status of Women', 2/2 (1998-9), 24-48. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]


Manuel Sartori, Sawfa lā/lan yaf'al et /lan sawfa yaf'al - Étude de cas sur corpus pour une grammaire didactique et renouvelée de l’arabe moderne, 15/1 (2015), 1–17. .pdf

Erica Sapper Simpson, 'Islam in Uzbekistan: Why Freedom of Religion is Fundamental to Peace and Stability in the Region', 2/5 (1998-9), 110-50. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Petra G. Schmidl, 'Two Early Arabic Sources on the Magnetic Compass', 1/4 (1996-7), 81-132. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Arno Schmitt, 'Liwāt im fiqh: Männliche Homosexualität?', 4/3 (2001-2), 49-110. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Seyed Hossein Serajzadeh, 'Islam and Crime: the Moral Community of Muslims', 4/4 (2001-2), 111-31. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Muhammad al-Sharkawi, 'Urbanization and the Development of Gender in the Arabic Dialects', 14/5 (2014), 87–120. [.pdf]

Muhammad al-Sharkawi, 'Towards Understanding the Status of the Dual in Pre-Islamic Arabic', 15/3 (2015), 59–72. [.pdf]

Jocelyn Sharlet, 'Tokens of Resentment: Medieval Arabic Narratives about Gift Exchange and Social Conflict' 11/3 (2011), 62-100. [.pdf]

Ariel M. Sheetrit, 'The Geography of Identity: 'Abd al-Rahmān Munīf’s Sīrat madīna: Ammān fī ’l-arba'īnāt', 14/2 (2014), 27–45. [.pdf]

Reuven Snir, 'Modern Arabic Literature and Islamist Discourse: 'Do Not Be Coolness, Do Not Flutter Safely'', 5/4 (2003-4), 79-123. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Zoltan Szombathy, 'Freedom of Expression and Censorship in Medieval Arabic Literature', 7/1 (2007), 1-24 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Christian Szyska, 'Desire and Denial: Sacred and Profane Spaces in Abd al-Hamīd Jawdat al-Sahhār’s In the Caravan of Time' 2/4 (1998-9), 79-109. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]


Ibrahim Taha, 'Openness and Closedness: Four Categories of Closurization in Modern Arabic Fiction', 2/1 (1998-9), 1-23. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Ibrahim Taha, 'The Power of the Title: Why Have You Left The Horse Alone? by Mahmūd Darwīsh', 3/4 (2000), 66-83. [.pdf and HTML Unicode]

Charlene Tan, 'Educative Tradition and Islamic Schools in Indonesia' 14/3 (2014), 47–62 [.pdf]

Fayssal Tayalati, Du verbe au nom et du nom au verbe. Syntaxe et sémantique des masdars en arabe standard 15/2 (2015), 19–57. [.pdf]

Olatunbosun Ishaq Tijani, 'Contemporary Emirati Literature: Its Historical Development and Forms', 14/6 (2014), 121–136 [.pdf]

Ludmila Torlakova, 'The Notion Weapon in Arabic Idioms' 8/9 (2008), 125-41 [.pdf file and HTML Unicode]

Ludmila Torlakova, 'The Notion Weapon in Arabic Idioms. Characterization of Persons and Objects' 10/6 (2010), 119-45[.pdf].

Ludmila Torlakova, 'Metaphors of the Arab Spring: Figurative Construals of the Uprisings and Revolutions', 14/1 (2014) 1–25. [.pdf]




Peter Webb, '"Foreign books" in Arabic literature: discourses on books, knowledge and ethnicity in the writings of al-Jāhiz', 12/2 (2012), 16-55 [.pdf and HTML Unicode]


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