Body of Work

Articles

The Geography of the Isnād

2013, vol. 90 (pages forthcoming)Der Islam

The Contested Life of ‘Īsā b. Zayd (d. 166/783)

October 2013, vol. 72 (pages forthcoming)Journal of Near Eastern Studies

Contesting Intoxication

June 2012, vol. 20 (pages forthcoming)Islamic Law and Society

A Kūfan Jurist in Yemen

2012, vol. 59 (pp. 200-17)Arabica

Zaydism: A Theological and Political Survey

August 2010 (pp. 436-42)Religion Compass

Prayer, Mosque, and Pilgrimage

2009, vol. 16 (pp. 151-74)Islamic Law and Society

A Community Divided

2008, vol. 128 (pp. 459-76)Journal of the American Oriental Society

On Lunatics and Loving Sons

2008, vol. 18 (pp. 109-39)Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

Chapters in Books

Mu‘āwiya in the Ḥijāz

2012 (pp. 43-64)Law and Tradition in Classical Islamic Thought, eds. Michael Cook, Najam Haider, Intisar Rabb, Asma Sayeed (Palgrave)

The Waṣīya of Abū Hāshim

2011 (pp. 49-83)Studies in Islamic Culture and History, eds. Michael Bonner, Asad Ahmed, Behnam Sadeghi (Brill)

To basmalah or not to basmalah?

2007 (pp. 459-98)Prosopography Approaches and Applications: A Handbook, ed. K. S. B. Keats-Rohan (Oxford 2007)

Yaḥya b. ‘Abd Allāh

2013 (pages forthcoming)Biographical Dictionary of Islamic Civilization, ed. Mustafa Shah (I. B. Tauris)

Zayd b. ‘Alī

2013 (pages forthcoming)Biographical Dictionary of Islamic Civilization, ed. Mustafa Shah (I. B. Tauris)

Encyclopedia Entries

Mu‘tazilah

2012The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, ed. John Esposito (Oxford)

Akhbāriyya

2008The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, ed. John Esposito (Oxford)

Abū Ṭālib

2008The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, ed. John Esposito (Oxford)

Wilāya

2008The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, ed. John Esposito (Oxford)

Reviews

Your Mailman is Watching You

August 2010H-Net Online Journal

The Quest for a Theologically Coherent History of Sectarianism

January 2009H-Net Online Journal

Conference Presentations

The Underground Life and Death of ‘Īsā b. Zayd (d. 168/785)

Exeter UK (July 2012)Conference of the School of 'Abbasid Studies

The Geography of the Isnād

New York, NY (May 2012)Columbia University Seminar on Religion and Writing

Transitions in Early Zaydī Shī‘ism

Hanover NH (April 2011)Crossing the Green: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Gene R. Garthwaite

The Impact of Polemic in Pre-modern Historiography

Princeton NJ (December 2010)The Islamic Scholarly Tradition

Narratives of Early Zaydism

Atlanta GA (November 2010)Conference of the American Academy of Religion

Theology on the Battlefield

St. Louis MO (March 2010)Conference of the American Oriental Society

Authority at the Margins

Boston MA (November 2009)Middle East Studies Association Annual Conference

The Specifics of Prayer

Washington DC (November 2008)Middle East Studies Association Annual Conference

In the Name of God

Chicago IL (November 2008)Conference of the American Academy of Religion

Orthopraxy and the Emergence of Sectarian Identity in 2nd/8th Century Kūfa

Princeton NJ (May 2008)Rethinking Sectarianism Conference

About

Najam I. Haider is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at Barnard College, where he teaches courses in Islamic studies and history. He completed his PhD at Princeton University, M.Phil. at Oxford University, and BA at Dartmouth College, and has published articles focusing on Islamic historiography and the emergence of sectarian identity. His research interests include Islamic law, Shī‘ism, and the impact of colonization on modern Islamic political and religious discourse. His book entitled The Origins of the Shī‘a: Identity, Ritual, and Sacred Space in 8th century Kūfa was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. He is currently at work on his second book which will focus on the controversies of sectarian historiography.



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