In Muslim contexts across the world, sharia family norms tend to operate among a variety of other normative orders. How do sharia norms function in the secular Muslim majority country of Senegal? Annelien Bouland shares some of the findings of her PhD dissertation.
Leiden University library holdings include a substantial collection of Arabic fiction. Some Arabic publications from the 1960s and ’70s are richly illustrated by renowned artists. Judith Naeff highlights these hidden treasures
During the Festival of Sacrifice, Fatimid rulers publicly sacrificed a camel. Maribel Fierro discusses the political and religious significance of this ritual, and traces later versions under other dynasties. She argues a visual re-imagination even appears on the mantle of the Norman king of Sicily.