author={Mustafa Kabha and H. Erlich},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  pages={519 - 538}
Islam is a universal religion and culture. Scholars who tend to focus on Islam in specific societies may overlook connections that, over the centuries, were important in shaping various Islamic intercultural dialogs. One case in point is the role of Ethiopia in the history of Islam. Although situated next door to the cradle of Islam, Ethiopia conveniently has been perceived by many Western historians of the Arab Middle East as an African “Christian island,” and as largely irrelevant. In… Expand
Islam and Muslims in Contemporary Ukraine: Common Backgrounds, Different Images
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Ahlu Sunna wa l-Jama’a in Somalia
Early May 2012 Muslim riots erupted in several Ethiopian cities, which were harshly repressed by the government. To make its point understood by all, the authorities also announced the arrest of twoExpand
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Sheikh Wahbah al-Zuhaili on international relations: the discourse of a prominent Islamist scholar (1932–2015)
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An Assessment of Religion, Peace and Conflict in the Post 1991 of Ethiopia
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Islam in Ukraine: the language strategies of Ukrainian Muslim communities
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Egypt: Security, Political, And Islamist Challenges
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A Sufi Response to Political Islamism: Al-A bāsh of Lebanon
The rise and spread of Islamist political movements have been topics of focal concern for scholars and analysts in recent decades. Since Richard Mitchell's seminal work on the Muslim Brotherhood, aExpand
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