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Selected articles in journals and
1. General and critical issues in Islamic
Studies in American Universities." In Iranian
Studies in America: Looking Back, Looking Ahead,
ed. Franklin Lewis and Erica Ehrenberg (American
Institute of Iranian Studies/Eisenbruns, 2016).
"Ten Questions about
Islamic Civilization." In , ed. Lawrence Pintak and
Stephen Franklin (Social Science Research Council,
2013), pp. 50-62. Islam
“Changing Approaches to
Islamic Studies in North American Universities.” In Islamic
Studies and Civilisational Dialogue: A
Transdisciplinary Approach for Sustainability,
ed Azizan Baharuddin (Kuala Lumpur: Centre for
Civilisational Dialogue, University of Malaya, 2013),
"The Global Significance
of Arabic Language and Literature." Religion
Compass 7/6 (2013), pp. 191-200. Click here to
request a copy.
Charles Kurzman and Carl
W. Ernst, “Islamic
Studies in U.S. Universities.” In At the Precipice: Middle
East Studies and the American University, ed.
Seteney Shami and Cynthia Miller-Idriss (New York: New
York University Press, forthcoming in 2016). A
slightly truncated version has been published in Review
of Middle East Studies 46/1 (Summer 2012), pp. 24-46.
West and Islam?’ Rethinking Orientalism and
Occidentalism.” Ishraq: Islamic Philosophy
(Moscow/Tehran , 2010),
Carl W. Ernst and
Richard C. Martin, ed., Rethinking Islamic Studies: From
Orientalism to Cosmopolitanism (University
of South Carolina Press, 2010), co-author of "Introduction:
Toward a Post-Orientalist Approach to Islamic
Religious Studies" (pp. 1-22 ), and author of "The
Perils of Civilizational Islam in Malaysia"
as the Pole of Existence.” In The
Cambridge Companion to Muhammad , ed. Jonathan
Brockopp (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
2010), pp. 123-38.
Strategies for Introducing the Qur'an as
Literature in an
." American Public University Islamic Studies ( ) 45:3
(2006), pp. 333-344; reprinted as Occasional Paper
No. 77, Islamic Research Institute (Islamabad,
and Fundamentalism: Problematizing the
Teaching of Sufism." In Teaching Islam,
ed. Brannon Wheeler (Oxford: Oxford University
Press, 2002), pp. 108-23.
the Perennial Philosophy, and Islamic Studies (review
article),” Middle East Studies Association
Bulletin, vol. 28, no. 2 (December 1994), pp.
Philosophy of Religion to History of Religion." In
Problems in the Philosophy of Religion: Critical
Studies of the Work of John Hick, ed. Harold
Hewitt, Jr (London: Macmillan, 1991), pp. 46-50.
2. Premodern and Contemporary Sufism
"Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd on Ibn
'Arabī and Modernity," Journal of the Muhyiddin
Ibn 'Arabi Society, Vol. 58 (2014), pp. 1-16.
"Wakened by the Dove’s Trill:
Structure and Meaning in the Arabic Preface of Rumi’s
In Mathnawi, Book IV.” The Philosophy of
Ecstasy: Rumi and the Sufi Tradition, ed. Leonard
Lewisohn (London: I. B. Tauris, 2015), pp. 259-268.
"'A Little Indicates Much':
Structure and Meaning in the Prefaces of Rumi’s Mathnawi (Books
I-III)." Mawlana Rumi Review V (2014), pp.
and Devotion." In Islam in the Modern World, ed.
Jeffrey T. Kenney, Ebrahim Moosa (Routledge, 2013), pp.
from the writings of Jalal al-Din Dawani: Commentary
on Suhrawardi's "Temples of Light" ( Sharḥ hayākil al-nūr,
Book 5; Arabic), and
Flashes of Illumination on Praiseworthy Ethics, or
the Jalalian Ethics ( Akhlāq-i Jalālī, Book 4; Persian), for An
Anthology of Philosophy in Persia, ed. S. H. Nasr
and Mehdi Aminrazavi, vol. 4, From the School of Illumination to
Philosophical Mysticism (London: I.B. Tauris,
2012), pp. 93-120, 121-135.
"Shams-i Tabrizi and the Audacity
of Bayazid Bistami." In
Şems: Güneşle Aydinlananlar /
Enlightened By The Sun (Istanbul: Nefes Yayınevi,
2010), pp. 286-95.
the Art of Penmanship according to Siraj
al-Shirazi's Tuhfat al-Muhibbin (1454)." Journal of the
American Oriental Society 129.3 (2009), pp.
of Hafiz." In Hafiz
and the School of Love in Persian Poetry, ed.
Leonard Lewisohn (London: I. B. Taurus, 2010), pp. 197-210.
on the Sound of the Human Voice.” Keşkül: Sufi Gelenek
ve Hayat (forthcoming).
Daily Life of a Saint, Ahmad Sirhindi, by Badr
al-Din Sirhindi.” In Islam in South Asia in Practice,
ed. Barbara D. Metcalf (Princeton: Princeton
University Press, 2009), pp. 158-65.
Islam, and Globalization in the Contemporary
World: Methodological Reflections on a Changing
Field of Study.” In Memoriam: The 4th Victor Danner
Memorial Lecture. Bloomington, IN:
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures,
Losing One's Head: Hallajian themes in works
attributed to `Attar." In Attar and the Persian
Sufi Tradition: The Art of Spiritual Flight,
ed. Leonard Lewisohn and Christopher Shackle
(London: I. B. Tauris, 2006), pp. 330-343.
and Technological Transformations of Contemporary
Sufism." In Muslim
From Hajj to Hip-hop, ed. miriam cooke and
Bruce B. Lawrence. Islamic Civilization and Muslim
Networks Series, 2 (Chapel Hill: University of North
Carolina Press, 2005), pp. 198-207.
and Circumspection in the Shattari Sufi Order."
In Islamic Mysticism Contested: Thirteen Centuries
of Controversies & Polemics, ed. Fred De
Jong and Berndt Radtke, Islamic History and
Civilization: Studies and Texts, 29 (Leiden: Brill,
1999), pp. 416-35.
and Interior Landscape in the Visionary Diary of
Ruzbihan Baqli." Muslim World 88/2 (1998),
Interpretation of the Classical Sufi Tradition in
India: The Shama'il al-atqiya' of Rukn
al-Din Kashani." Sufi 22 (1994), pp.
5-10. Persian translation by Karim Zayyani as "Tafsiri
bar sunnat-i tasavvuf-i klasik-i Hindustan: Shamayil
al-atqiya', athar-i Rukn al-Din Kashani," in Sufi
24 (1373/1994), pp. 6-12.
Baqli on Love as 'Essential Desire.'" In Gott
is schön und Er liebt die Schönheit/God is Beautiful
and He Loves Beauty: Festschrift für Annemarie
Schimmel, ed. Alma Giese and J. Christoph Bürgel
(Bern: Peter Lang, 1994), pp. 181-89.
Man without Attributes: Ibn `Arabi's Interpretation
of Abu Yazid al-Bistami." Journal of the
Muhyiddin Ibn `Arabi Society XIII (1993), pp.
Indo-Persian Guide to Sufi Shrine Pilgrimage," in
Manifestations of Sainthood in Islam, ed. Grace
Martin Smith and Carl W. Ernst ( Istanbul:
The Isis Press, 1993), pp. 43-67; abridged version
reprinted in Tales of God’s Friends: Islamic
Hagiography in Translation, ed. John Renard
(University of California Press, 2009), pp. 269-85.
Language and the Teaching Context in the Early Sufi
Lexicons." In Mysticism and Language,
ed. Steven T. Katz (Oxford: Oxford University Press,
1992), pp. 181-201.
Symbolism of Birds and Flight in the Writings of
Ruzbihan Baqli." In The Heritage of Sufism,
Volume 2, ed. Leonard Lewisohn (Oxford: One World,
1999), pp. 353-66.
Stages of Love in Persian Sufism, from Rabi`a to
Ruzbihan." In The
Heritage of Sufism, Volume 1, Classical Persian
Sufism from its Origins to Rumi (700-1300),
ed. Leonard Lewisohn (Oxford: One World, 1999), pp.
Spirit of Islamic Calligraphy: Baba Shah Isfahani's Adab
al-Mashq." Journal of the American
Oriental Society 112 (1992), pp. 279-86.
over Ibn `Arabi's Fusus: The Faith of
Pharaoh." Islamic Culture LIX (1985),
Hagiography to Martyrology: Conflicting Testimonies
to a Sufi Martyr of the Delhi Sultanate." History
of Religions XXIV (May, 1985), pp. 308-27.
3. Indo-Muslim culture
"Muslim Interpreters of Yoga."
In Yoga: The Art of Transformation, ed. Debra
Diamond (Smithsonian Books, 2013), pp. 59-68.
. As an adjunct to the
Smithsonian exhibit, "Yoga: The Art of
Transformation," see Chapter
4 of the , by Muhammad
Ghawth Gwaliyari, translated from the Persian by Carl
W. Ernst Bahr al-hayat "Traces of Šattari Sufism and Yoga
in North Africa." Oriente Moderno XCII/2
(2013), pp. 361-367.
"Indian Lovers in Arabic and
Persian Guise: Azad Bilgrami's Depiction of
nayikas." The Journal of Hindu Studies (2013), pp. 1-15.
“A Fourteenth-Century Persian
Account of Breath Control and Meditation.” In Yoga in Practice, ed.
David Gordon White, Princeton Readings in Religions
(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011), pp. 133-39.
"The Limits of
Universalism in Islamic Thought: The Case of Indian
Religions.” Muslim World 101
(January 2011), pp. 1-19.
Interpretation of Vedanta: The Shariq
Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle
East 30/3 (2010), pp. 156-64.
and 19th centuries." Journal of Comparative Islamic Studies
5/2 (2009), pp. 247-272.
“Islam and Sufism in
Contemporary South Asia.” In Sacred Spaces: A
Journey with the Sufis of the Indus, by
Samina Quraeshi (Cambridge, MA: Peabody Museum
Press, 2009), pp. 21-40.
"Being Careful with the
Goddess: Yoginis in Persian and Arabic Texts.”
In Performing Ec stasy: The Poetics
and Politics of Religion in India, ed. Pallabi
Chakrovorty and Scott Kugle (Delhi: Manohar, 2009),
“Accounts of Yogis in
Arabic and Persian Historical and Travel Texts.”
in Arabic and Islam, vol. 33 (2008), pp.
“Fragmentary Versions of the
Apocryphal ‘Hymn of the Pearl’ in Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and
Urdu.” Jerusalem Studies
in Arabic and Islam , vol. 31 (2006),
pp. 144-188. MS Word
version requires the following
Unicode fonts: Arabic Transparent (Windows XP), Nazanin,
“Two Versions of a Persian
Text on Yoga and Cosmology, Attributed to Shaykh
Mu`in al-Din Chishti.” Elixir 2
(2006), pp. 69-76, 124-5. Revised edition ed.
Scott Kugle, in Sufi Meditation and
Contemplation: Timeless Wisdom from Mughal India
(New Lebanon, NY: Suluk Press/Omega Publications,
2012), pp. 167-9, 181-92.
and Yoga." Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society,
Series 3, 15:1 (2005), pp. 15-43.
"The Islamization of Yoga in the
Amrtakunda Translations." Journal of the Royal
Asiatic Society, Series 3, 13:2 (2003), pp.
"Muslim Studies of
Hinduism? A Reconsideration of Persian and Arabic
Translations from Sanskrit." Iranian Studies
36 (2003), pp. 173-95.
Nasr Muhammad Khalidi (d. 1406/1985): A Brief
Memoir." The Annual of Urdu Studies 15
(2000), pp. 305-313.
"Admiring the Works of the
Ancients: The Ellora Temples as viewed by
Indo-Muslim Authors." In Beyond Turk and
Hindu: Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate
South Asia, ed. David Gilmartin and Bruce B.
Lawrence (University Press Florida, 2000), pp.
"The Psychophysiology of
Ecstasy in Sufism and Yoga." North Carolina Medical
Journal 59/3 (May/June, 1998), pp. 182-4.
Nationalism as Anti-Fundamentalist Strategy in
Pakistan." Comparative Studies of South
Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 16 (1996), pp.
"Sufism and Yoga according to
Muhammad Ghawth." Sufi 29 (Spring
1996), pp. 9-13.
for Religions of India in Practice, ed. Donald
S. Lopez, Jr., Princeton Readings in Religions, 1
(Princeton University Press, 1995): "Lives of Sufi Saints"
(Persian; pp. 495-512), "Conversations
of Sufi Saints" (Persian; pp. 513-17), and "India as a Sacred Islamic
Land" (Arabic; pp. 556-64).
for reference works
Iranica (Costa Mesa CA: Mazda
I. Political and Literary History" (VII:181-85,
Shirazi" (VIII:76, 1997); "Faruqi
Dynasty of Khandesh" (IX:374-5, 1999); "Jawāher-e
Khamsa" (2007); "Ruzbihan Baqli" (forthcoming).
of Islam (Leiden:
E. J. Brill) , 2nd
ed.: "Ruzbihan Bakli"
(VII:651-52, 1995); "Shath"
(IX:361-2, 1997); "Shirazi,
Rafi` al-Din" (IX:483, 1997); "Tasawwuf (iii): 19th
and 20th-century Sufism, in Muslim India"
(X:333-7, 1999); 3rd edition: "Bibi Jamal Khatun"
of Islam and the Muslim World (Macmillan
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of Politics and Religion, ed. Robert Wuthnow
(Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1998): "Iqbal,
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Macmillan Publishing Company, 1987): "Blasphemy (Islamic
Concept)," vol. 2, pp. 242-45.
Muslim Almanac: A Reference Work on the History,
Faith, Cultures, and Peoples of Islam, ed. Azim
A. Nanji (Gale Research, Inc., 1996): "Spiritual Life and
Institutions in Muslim Society," pp. 253-59.
Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia, ed. Peter J.
Claus and Margaret A. Mills (Garland Publishing, Inc.,
(with Tony K. Stewart).
Prefaces and Forewords
Preface to Hakim
Al-Tirmidhi, Bayan al-Farq bayna al-sadr
wa l-qalb wa l-fu'ad wa l-lubb, Arabic
text and Italian trans. Demetrio Giordani
(Palermo: University of Palermo Press, 2014).
Foreword. Sajida Sultana Alvi. Perspectives
on Mughal India: rulers, historians, 'Ulama' and
Sufis (New York : Oxford University Press,
Preface. Kenan Rifai, L isten: Commentary on the Spiritual Couplets
of Mevlana Rumi, trans. Victoria
Holbrook (Fons Vitae, 2012).
Topophilia of Space and Place
University Press, 2011).
Foreword. Michel Boivin,
Artefacts of Devotion: A Sufi Repertoire of
the Qalandariyya in Sehwan Sharif, Sindh, Pakistan
(Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2011).
Annemarie Schimmel, Mystical
Dimensions of Islam (35th anniversary ed.,
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press,
Preface to the Second Edition.
Carl W. Ernst, Words of Ecstasy in
Sufism (London: Archetype, forthcoming).
to the Second Edition. Carl W. Ernst, Eternal Garden:
Mysticism, History, and Politics at a South Asian
Sufi Center (New Delhi: Oxford University
Preface to Abu `Abd
ar-Rahman as-Sulami, Early Sufi Women,
trans. Rkia Laroui Cornell (Fons Vitae, 2000).