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Asma Afsaruddin
Indiana University Bloomington
Secondary Phone: (812) 856-7347
Fax: (812) 855-7841
Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies
Indiana University 355 North Eagleson Avenue
Bloomington IN 47405-1105
United States
Jihad: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022. Contemporary Issues in Islam. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2013 Winner of the World Book Award in Islamic Studies by the Iranian government (2015); runner-up for the British-Kuwaiti Friendship Society Book Prize (2014) Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women. One of three senior editors. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013 Islam, the State, and Political Authority: Medieval Issues and Modern Concerns, editor. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. The First Muslims: History and Memory. Oxford: OneWorld Publications, 2008 Excellence and Precedence: Medieval Islamic Discourse on Legitimate Leadership. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2002 Hermeneutics and Honor: Negotiating Female Public Space in Islamic/ate Societies, editor. Middle East Monograph series. Cambridge, Mass.: Center for Middle East Studies, Harvard University, 1999
Religious Studies/Theology
Sub Areas
Islamic Studies
Islamic Thought
Middle East/Near East Studies
Gender/Women's Studies
Geographic Areas of Interest
All Middle East
Islamic World
Islamic Rel & Pol Thght
Qur'an & Hadith Stds
Islamic Intellectual History
Arabic (advanced)
French (intermediate)
German (elementary)
Persian (elementary)
PhD | 1993 | NE Stds | Johns Hopkins U
Negotiating Exclusion and Inclusion: The Hermeneutics of Moderation in Qur'anic Exegeses Jihad as non-violent struggle and peacemaking in the writings of Jawdat Said and Wahiduddin Khan