Reading List: Muslim Rituals and Practices
Abu Zahra, Nadia. The Pure and Powerful: Studies in Contemporary Muslim Society. Reading: Ithaca, 1997.
Aghaie, Kamran Scott. The Martyrs of Karbala: Shi‘i Symbols and Ritual in Modern Iran. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004.
____. The Women of Karbala: Ritual Performance and Symbolic Discourses in Modern Shi‘i Islam. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2005.
Ahmad, Imtiaz. Ritual and Religion among Muslims of the Sub-Continent. Lahore: Vanguard, 1985.
Amin, Mohamed. Pilgrimage to Mecca. Washington, DC: Islamic Centre, 1980.
Ayoub, Mahmoud. Redemptive Suffering in Islam: A Study of the Devotional Aspects of ‘Ashura in Twelver Shi‘ism. The Hague: Mouton, 1978.
____. Islam: Faith and Practice. Markham: Open Press, 1989.
Chelkowski, Peter, ed. Ta’ziyeh: Ritual and Drama in Iran. New York: New York University Press, 1979.
Cook, Michael. Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Elad, Amikam. Medieval Jerusalem and Islamic Worship: Holy Places, Ceremonies, Pilgrimage. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1995.
Ende, Werner. ‘The Flagellations of Muharram and the Shi‘ite ‘ulama’’, Der Islam, 55 (1978), pp. 19-36; repr. in Paul Luft and Colin Turner, ed., Shi‘ism: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies. London and New York: Taylor and Francis, 2008, vol. 3, pp. 33-49.
Ernst, Carl W. and Bruce B. Lawrence. Sufi Martyrs of Love: The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn. Islamic Society in Practice. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1994.
Gumley, Frances and Brian Redhead. The Pillars of Islam: An Introduction to the Islamic Faith. London: BBC Books, 1990.
Halevi, Leor. Muhammad’s Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.
Hammoudi, Abdellah. A Season in Mecca: Narrative of a Pilgrimage, tr. Pascale Ghazaleh. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006.
Hawting, Gerald, ed. The Development of Islamic Ritual. Aldershot: Variorum, 2006, pp. xiii-xxxix.
Hyder, Syed Akbar. Reliving Karbala: Martyrdom in South Asian Memory. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Katz, Marion Holmes. Body of Text: The Emergence of the Sunni Law of Ritual Purity. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2002.
Mehta, Deepak, Work, Ritual, Biography: A Muslim Community in North India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Morinis, Alan, ed. Sacred Journeys: the Anthropology of Pilgrimage. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1992.
Nakash, Yitzhak. ‘The Visitation of the Shrines of the Imams and the Shi‘i Mutjahids in the Early Twentieth Century’, Studia Islamica, 81 (1995), pp. 153-163.
Nasr, Seyyed Hossein, ed., Islamic Spirituality: Manifestations. New York: SCM Press, 1991.
Netton, Ian. Sufi Ritual: The Parallel Universe. London: Curzon Press, 2000.
Padwick, Constance. Muslim Devotions; A Study of Prayer-Manuals in Common Use. London: SPCK, 1961.
Parkin, David and Stephen Headly, ed. Islamic Prayer across the Indian Ocean: Inside and Outside the Mosque. London: Curzon, 2000.
Pelly, Lewis, ed. The Miracle Play of Hasan and Husain. London: Gregg, 1879. 2 vols.
Peters, Emrys. ‘A Muslim Passion Play’, Atlantic Monthly – Perspective of the Arab World – a Special Supplement, 198 (Oct. 1956), pp. 176-180.
Peters, F.E. The Hajj: The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Places. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996.
Pinault, David. The Shi‘ites: Ritual and Popular Piety in a Muslim Community. New York: St Martin’s Press, 1992.
Renard, John. Seven Doors to Islam: Spirituality and the Religious Life of Muslims. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996.
Rippin, Andrew. Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. London: Routledge, 2005.
Schubel, Vernon James. Religious Performances in Contemporary Islam: Shi‘i Devotional Rituals in South Asia. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1993.
Strathern, Andrew, and Pamela J. Stewart. Contesting Rituals: Islam and Practices of Identity-Making, Carolina Academic Press Ritual Studies Monographs. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2004.
Torab, Azam. Performing Islam: Gender and Ritual in Iran. Leiden: Brill, 2007.
Turner, Colin. ‘Aspects of Devotional Life in Twelver Shi‘ism: The Practice of du’a’, in Paul Luft and Colin Turner, ed., Shi‘ism: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies. London and New York: Taylor and Francis, 2008, vol. 3, pp. 375-408.
Waugh, E. H. ‘Muharram Rites: Community Death and Rebirth’, in F. E. Reynolds and E. H. Waugh, ed., Religious Encounters with Death. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania University Press, 1977, pp. 200-213.
Wolfe, Michael. The Hadj: A Pilgrimage to Mecca. London: Secker and Warburg, 1993.