Celebration of the feast of Muharram in Iran

The Peoples of Islam

What Iran Wants in Iraq

Overwhelmed by the bloody wave of religious sectarianism that has been shaking the Middle East for years, it becomes increasingly difficult to see the distinctions and differences within opposing ethno-religious-cultural communities. Increasingly difficult indeed, but precisely for this reason even more useful to do so, in order not to fuel the extremely negative process of reducing the plurality...

Riccardo Redaelli

Christians in the Muslim world

Iraqi Christians Fear for Their Future

An Iraqi priest denounces: the government in Baghdad will not make room for minorities

Francesca Miglio

Arabo-Islamic Classics

Mosul: the Fortress that Charmed Travelers

The golden age of a city beyond compare in the narrative of an Arab writer of the twelfth century

Ibn Jubayr

Christians in the Muslim world

When the Bible Was Printed in Mosul

The history of Dominican printing which brought the sacred texts back to Chaldean Christians in the nineteenth century

Jean-Maurice Fiey
Coptic cross

Christians in the Muslim world

What the New Law on the Construction of Churches in Egypt Says

While the Coptic Church expressed satisfaction, within the Coptic community itself there are those who believe that the text brought no improvement

Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron

The Peoples of Islam

Algeria, Sufi Mysticism Against Extremism

After the excesses of Salafi and Jihadist Islam, an ancient Muslim spiritual movement, rooted in tradition, regains space in Algerian society

Henri Teissier




Islam in Europe: the Challenge of Citizenship

The Journal


The Qur‘an and its Custodians

Issue no. 23
July 2016

Book reviews


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