Publication of the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations of the Aga Khan University

Both the resurgence of Islamist politics and the political, social and intellectual upheaval which accompanied the Arab Spring emphasise the important and timely nature of this book which explores the interaction between the pre-modern Islamic tradition and modern supporters of continuity, reform, and change in Muslim societies. The panel will discuss some the many controversial questions that our new book raises, including the historical and ideological influences on Islamic thought, the veracity of the Prophet’s biography and his sayings, and the development of Sufism.

Nesrin Amin – Translator, MCIL MITI, Cambridge Assessment
Yasmin Amin – Translator, PhD Candidate, Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
Paolo Branca – Associate Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Catholic University of Milan
Abdul Rahman Azzam – Kitab Project, AKU-ISMC
Leif Stenberg – Director, AKU-ISMC


Read the introduction by Paolo Branca