The following program is subject to change, and should be verified by the printed program distributed by the AAR.

That program will contain the room assignments.


Study of Islam Section
Saturday, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Nelly Van Doorn-Harder, Valparaiso University, Presiding
Theme: Producing the Sacred: Architecture and Rhetoric from Jerusalem to China

Linda G. Jones, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Khutba and the Transmission of Culture in Medieval al-Andalus and the Maghreb

Walid Saleh, Middlebury College
The Transformation of Medieval Qur'an Exegesis

Margaret A. Leeming, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Structure of Sacrality in the Arabic Literary Imagination: Djughrafiya and Fada'il as Prosaic Maps of Medieval Baghdad and Jerusalem

Yuan-Lin Tsai, Nanhua University
The Origin and Development of the Chinese Muslim Madrasa in Ming-Qing Era



A271 Special Topics Forum

Theme: The Teaching and Study of Religion post September 11, 2001
Saturday, November 17, 2001
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ADM-Grand Ballroom II

Brief remarks will be made by:
Catherine L. Albanese, University of California, Santa Barbara

Rebecca S. Chopp, Yale University
Vasudha Narayanan, University of Florida
Robert A. Orsi, Harvard University
Peter J. Paris, Princeton Theological Seminary
Lawrence Sullivan, Harvard University

Discussion with audience to follow.

Study of Islam Section
Saturday, 4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Arthur F. Buehler, Louisiana State University, Presiding
Theme: The Quest for Spiritual Authority in Islam

Hugh Talat Halman, University of Arkansas
Vesting Authority: How Initiations with Khidr and Uways Impact the Authority of the Murshid

Scott A. Kugle, Swarthmore College
Master Without a Master? Ahmad Zarru»q and Spiritual Authority in Early-Modern North Africa

Laury Silvers-Alario, State University of New York, Stony Brook
A Reassessment of Fritz Meier's Definition of the Teaching Relationship in Early Sufism

Frederick S. Colby, Duke University
Cloaked in Spiritual Authority: Sufis, Non-Sufis, and the Investiture of the Khirqa

Robert Rozehnal, Duke University
Like a Corpse in the Hands of a Washerman: The Adab of Master-Disciple Relations among the Chishti-Sabiri Sufis of Pakistan

Qamar-ul Huda, Boston College

Study of Islam Section
Sunday, 9:00 am-11:30 am

Zayn Kassam, Pomona College, Presiding
Theme: Signifying Women: Representation, Dress, and Islamic Law

Kecia Ali, Duke University
Women, Gender, and Islamic Law: Teaching about Classical Doctrine, Court Practice, and Contemporary Legal Reform

Hollie Kopp, Colorado State University
Dress and Diversity: Muslim Women's Dress Choice in an Immigrant Context

Mehnaz Afridi, National University
Perceptions of Muslim Women: Stereotypes, Myths, and the Imagination

Lynda Clarke, Concordia University
Recent Debates over Child Custody in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Struggle for Women's Rights

Business Meeting
Zayn Kassam, Pomona College and Jonathan E. Brockopp, Bard College, Presiding


A272 Special Topics Forum
Theme: September 11, 2001 and Islam
Sunday, November 18, 2001
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
ADM-Grand Ballroom II

Brief remarks will be made by:
Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ebrahim Moosa, Duke University
Zayn Kassam, Pomona College
Bruce Lawrence, Duke University

Discussion with audience to follow.


North American Religions Section and Study of Islam Section
Sunday, 4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Gisela Webb, Seton Hall University, Presiding
Theme: Islamic Mysticism in North America

Tazim Kassam, Syracuse University
The Bridge of Faith: Ethics in Isma'ili Spirituality

Alan Godlas, University of Georgia
Sufi Orders on the World Wide Web: Interconnected or Isolationist?

Marcia Hermansen, Loyola University Chicago
Literary Productions of American Sufi Movements

David Damrel, Arizona State University
Apocalyptic Themes in New World Islamic Mysticism

Thomas A. Tweed, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Please join us for iftar immediately following this session.


Study of Islam Section
Monday, 9:00 am-11:30 am
Tazim Kassam, Syracuse University, Presiding

Theme: "Travelling Home": Wilfred Cantwell Smith and the Study of Religion

Frederick M. Denny, University of Colorado at Boulder
William A. Graham, Harvard University
Amir Hussain, California State University, Northridge
Diana L. Eck, Harvard University
Tamara Sonn, College of William and Mary

Religion in South Asia Section
Monday, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Shahzad Bashir, Carleton College, Presiding
Theme: Accounting for Islam in Hindu Experience

James W. Laine, Macalester College
Hinduism Textbooks and the Silencing of Islam

Bruce B. Lawrence, Duke University
The Muslim Other of Digital Dharma

Peter Gottschalk, Southwestern University and Mathew N. Schmalz, College of the Holy Cross
Hinduism and Islam in the Virtual Village

Linda Hess, Stanford University


Study of Islam Section
Monday, 4:00 pm-6:30 pm

Gordon D. Newby, Emory University, Presiding
Theme: Negotiating Cultural Identities in Text, Sites, and Media

Juan E. Campo, University of California, Santa Barbara
Virtual Pilgrimage? The Hajj in the Modern Media

Gabriel Said Reynolds, Yale University
Regarding the Islamic Polemic behind the De Rationibus Fidei of Saint Thomas

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, Georgia State University
Postmodernity, Postmodernism, and Islam

Ruth Mas, University of Toronto
Rediscovering Islam in a Diasporic World: Islam as Master Narrative in the Philosophical Discourse of Mohammed Arkoun, Fethi Benslama, and Abdelkebir Khatibi


Study of Islam Section
Tuesday, 9:00 am-11:30 am

Zeki Saritoprak, Georgetown University, Presiding
Theme: Modes of Knowledge in Sufi Literature

Jack Renard, Saint Louis University
Experiential Knowledge of God in Classical Sufi Manuals

Omid Safi, Colgate University
God-Knowledge from the Heart: Modes of Sufi Knowledge according to Ayn al-Quzat Hamadani

Michael Sells, Haverford College
Love as Knowledge in the Mystical Thought of Ibn `Arabi

Ahmet T. Karamustafa, Washington University
Experiential Knowledge according to Aziz-i Nasafi

Shahzad Bashir, Carleton College

While the following papers are not part of the panels organized by the study of Islam section, their topic no doubt will be of interest to many Islamicists:

A135 Abstract
Anthropology of Religion Consultation
Sunday, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Theme: Dress and Adornment: Marking Identity and Building Religious Worlds

Edward E. Curtis, Trinity University
Marking the Black Body in Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam
A151 Abstract
Men's Studies in Religion Group

Sunday, 4:00 pm-6:30 pm
Theme: The Policing of Women in Male Scriptures

Farid Esack, Auburn Theological Seminary
Islam and the Construction of Male Desire


Religion, Culture, and Communication Consultation
Monday, 9:00 am-11:30 am

Theme I: Marketing Religion: Historical Approaches
Theme II: Religions of the Word in the Age of the Image

Christopher Patrick Parr, Webster University
Is It Always "The Media's" Fault? - Islam, Protestantism, and Media (Mis-)Representations



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