The International Qur’anic Studies Association has a very active blog. Students of Islamic theology and history should follow it routinely.

Rich Heffron, doctoral student in early Islamic history at the University of Chicago, has a new but very promising blog about medieval and contemporary Middle Eastern affairs.

Beyond the Dark Ages: News and views on early medieval Europe is written by my colleague in PIMIC, Sarah Greer (St Andrews).

Chase Robinson, Distinguished Professor of History at the City University of New York, posts recent and highly accessible articles of his on early Islamic history.

Freedom from the Forbidden, by Orbala, a PhD student in Islamic Studies: gender and sexuality in Islamic law; Islamic feminism; and topics relating to Pashtuns and Pashto.

Shabana Mir, Assistant Professor at American Islamic College (Chicago), blogs about academe, culture and religion, often melding critical and personal insight.

Do They Not Reflect?, a blog on (mostly) modern Islamic thought, is the brainchild of Hizer Ali, a graduate student and former classmate of mine.

Emran El-Badawi, Assistant Professor of Arab Studies at the University of Houston, blogs about “cultural, religious and political issues in the Middle East.”

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