Faculty Research

Caliphate Redefined

In his recent book, "Islamic Ethics: Fundamental Aspects of Human Conduct", Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina highlights how Islamic Ethics is a moral and spiritual paradigm that leads humanity to carry out duties to God and other humans. The social ethics in this ethical system managed the conquered regions of Middle East beyond the legal-religious paradigm of the Shari’a.

Abdulaziz Sachedina, Ph.D., is Professor and IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  Dr. Sachedina, who has studied in India, Iraq, Iran, and Canada, obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. 

 Huseyin Yilmaz

Caliphate Redefined: The Mystical Turn in Ottoman Political Thought


Abdulaziz Sachedina

Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

Abdulaziz Sachedina

Islamic Biomedical Ethics: Principles and Application

Abdulaziz Sachedina

The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism

Abdulaziz Sachedina

The Just Ruler in Shi'ite Islam

Abdulaziz Sachedina

Islamic Messianism: The Idea of the Mahdi in Twelver Shi'ism

Peter Mandaville

Islam and Politics

Peter Mandaville

Transnational Muslim Politics: Reimagining the Umma

SQMaria Dakake

The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary

Sumaiya Hamdani

Between Revolution and State: The Path to Fatimid Statehood

Bassam Haddad

Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience

Eric McGlinchey

Chaos, Violence, Dynasty: Politics and Islam in Central Asia

Cortney Hughes Rinker

Islam, Development, and Urban Women's Reproductive Practices

John Paden

Faith and Politics in Nigeria: Nigeria as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World

John Paden

Muslim Civic Cultures and Conflict Resolution

Shaul Bakhash

The Reign of the Ayatollahs: Iran and the Islamic Revolution

Maria Dakake (ed.)

The Charismatic Community: Shi'ite Identity in Early Islam


Peter Mandaville (ed.)

Politics from Afar: Transnational Diasporas and Networks


Bassam Haddad (ed.)

Mediating the Arab Uprisings


Bassam Haddad (ed.)

Dawn of the Arab Uprisings


Cortney Hughes Rinker (ed.)

Applied Anthropology


Nathaniel Greenberg

Islamists of the Maghreb


Nathaniel Greenberg

The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz (1952-1967)


Nathaniel Greenberg

How Information Warfare Shaped the Arab Spring: The Politics of Narrative in Egypt and Tunisia


Ahsan Butt

Secession and Security: Explaining State Strategy Against Separatists