The debate on the role of Christianity and Islam in the public sphere, from the Middle East, to Europe, to America
A Paradoxical Tale: Reading the Transformation of Erdoğan’s Turkey Through the Lens of Religion
State identity and societal identity are diverging in Turkey: while religion is more and more used by politics in all areas, the younger generations have begun to distance themselves from Islam. A development that offers clues about the future of the country
It is Time to Leave Behind the Conflict Between Westernism and Islamism
The twentieth anniversary of the September 11 attacks coincided with the West’s failure in Afghanistan, which is cultural even more than it is political or military. The two events call for a serious reflection on the relationship between the West and the Muslim world
Thinking Islam after Tahrir Square
Initially taking no part in the street demonstrations, Islamic institutions and organizations have been closely involved in the post-Arab Spring phase. Changes at the political level have also had an impact on the religious discourse, which has nevertheless failed to respond to the demands voiced during the uprisings
Women, Italian, Muslim: A Journey in Rights, Struggles and Spirituality
Five women of the Islamic faith, each with a different journey and story. They are a new face in an Italian society in transformation. They recount difficulties and misunderstandings but also the achievements of their civic engagement.
The Pioneer of Female Muslim Leaders
Benazir Bhutto’s appointment as Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988 raised much criticism. In response, some female scholars sought to demonstrate that the taboo of female leadership is linked to a male chauvinist interpretation of Islam’s sacred texts.
A Woman Amongst the Sheikhs: the Qur’anic exegesis of Bint al-Shātiʼ
‘Ā’isha ‘Abd al- Rahmān was the first female Muslim to make a name for herself in the field of Qur’anic studies. Whilst she remained tied to traditional positions regarding women’s issues, she made a fundamental contribution to the history of women in the Arab-Islamic world.