Critical Muslim Studies
It is imperative that we come to terms with an increasingly glaring fact: the idea of America is dead. America as a global archetype of leadership is in decline. America’s crisis is not geopolitical but existential. The images of militarized police firing tear gas canisters evoke the image of power as violence. That is, without doubt, a form of power that we as Muslims are all too familiar with. There is, however, a more latent form of power that evades our gaze: it is the management of dissent.
It has been almost two months now since news of several girls in Karnataka being denied entry in their school because of their hijabs hit in the headlines in India. I sat scrolling on my phone, oceans and continents away, reading headlines of opinion pieces, feminist tirades, and enraged updates by Muslims. I was nowhere close to everything that was happening, yet not feeling any calmer than I would have if I was in India.
ReOrienting the Post-Western: 1st International Conference on Critical Muslim Studies23rd - 25th September 2022 | University of Leeds
To mark the fifth anniversary of the journal ReOrient, the Centre for Ethnic and Racism Studies (CERS) at the University of Leeds will be hosting the first international conference on Critical Muslim Studies.
Hindutva And The Muslim SubjectAbstract Submission Deadline: 31st May 2022
We are delighted to invite submissions for the special issue featuring in ‘ReOrient: The Journal of Critical Muslim Studies’ on the theme of Hindutva and the Muslim Subject.
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This website is a platform for bringing together and putting forward the different elements of Critical Muslim Studies as a field of thought and study. Critical Muslim Studies is not confined to a single discipline, or scholarly work, or methodological approach. It is an epistemological orientation that starts from the idea that the hierarchy between the west and the non-west is no longer assured…