[P4725] Broadening the Narrative: Ibadi Islam in Focus

Created by Rodrigo Adem
Sunday, 11/19/17 10:30am


This panel brings together specialists in Islamic history and theology to discuss the significance of Ibadi thought and historical experience for the documentation and explanation of broader trends in Islamic civilization. Ibadi Islam has been traditionally marginalized in both Muslim and secular academic historiography out of preoccupations with sectarian difference. However, in recent years, and on the basis of improved access to Ibadi texts previously outside of wider circulation, the interconnectedness of Ibadism with key developments in Muslim societies is being made more apparent. This will be demonstrated at this panel with reference to material spanning a variety of chronological and geographical contexts, and with reference to topics in theology, politics, and society.






Valerie J. Hoffman

(University of Illinois)
Valerie Hoffman is Professor and Head of the Department of Religion at the University of Illinois, specializing in Islamic thought and practice. She received her Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic studies from the University of Chicago and has been on the faculty...
Panel Participating Role(s): Organizer; Presenter;

Paul E. Walker

(University of Chicago)
Panel Participating Role(s): Discussant;

Adam Gaiser

(Florida State University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Rodrigo Adem

(Harvard University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair; Organizer; Presenter;

Cyrille Aillet

(Université de Lyon (France))
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Abdulrahman Al-Salimi

(Ministry of Endowment & Religious Affairs, Oman)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;