Reading Lists

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 Ashurainfo-icon in Twelver Shi‘isminfo-icon. 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 Muharraminfo-icon and the Shi‘iteinfo-icon ulamainfo-icon’, 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 Hajjinfo-icon: 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.