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Watch this clip for video footage of the Religious Founders Day at the University of Washington, February 2012, an event organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community promoting mutual respect and tolerance among religions.

A special issue of the Journal of Persianate Studies on “Fathers and Daughters in Islam: Spiritual Inheritance and Succession Politics,” has been published.

“What India Can Teach Iran about Freedom and Tolerance,” an op-ed piece by Alyssa Gabbay, has been published in the Seattle Times.  For a version appearing in The Iranian, click here.

Islamic Tolerance: Amir Khusraw and Pluralism, has been published by Routledge. To order, please click here. To recommend it to your library, please click here.

Check out the following Gulf News article, which mentions the “Famous Fathers and Daughters in Islam” panel at the Middle East Studies Association annual meeting in Boston, November 2009:

Recent talks:

“‘In Reality a Man’: Sultan Iltutmish, His Daughter Radiyya, and Female Sovereignty in Medieval Muslim India,” Jan. 8, 2011, at the 125th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Boston.

“Arzu as the ‘Docile Agent’: The Paradox of the Obedient Daughter in Pre-Islamic Iran,” May 15, 2010, at the Middle East History and Theory Conference, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

“From Ill-Starred to Auspicious: Depictions of Daughters in Firdawsi’s Shahnama,” May 28, 2010, at the Eighth Biennial Iranian Studies Conference, Los Angeles, California.

“Ruling Daughters in Islam: Sultan Radiyya (d. 1240 CE) and Female Sovereignty in Medieval Islamicate Societies.” Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington, Seattle, January 20, 2010.