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  • Courses
    1. 2005-, Introduction to Islam, lecture, B.A.
    2. 2006, Trends in Pre-Modern Sufism, Seminar, B.A.
    3. 2006, Radical Islam, Seminar, B.A.
    4. 2006, Between India and the Middle East, Texts, B.A. 
    5. 2006, Society, Culture, Islam, Seminar, M.A.
    6. 2007, Modernity and Islam, Seminar, B.A. 
    7. 2007, Mysticism and fundamentalism,Texts, B.A. 
    8. 2007, Power, Communication and Emotion in the Middle East, Seminar, M.A.
    9. 2007, The Holy in Islam, Seminar, B.A. for distinguished students.
    10. 2008, Islam and State in the Indian Subcontinent, Seminar, B.A.
    11. 2009, Muslim Civilization in Asia, Seminar, B.A.
    12. 2009, Approaches to the Study of Islamic fundamentalism, Seminar, M.A.
    13. 2009, Theories of Resistance in the Global Arena: Marx to Bin Laden, Seminar, B.A. for distinguished students.
    14. 2010, The concept of Da'wa in the Muslim Brothers Teaching, Texts, B.A.
    15. 2010, Islamic Movements in the ME and Beyond, Seminar, B.A.
    16. 2010, Modern Islam in India – Society and Culture, Seminar, M.A.
  • Publications

    Authored Books

    1) Taste of Modernity: Sufism, Salafiyya, and Arabism in Late Ottoman Damascus. Leiden: Brill, 2001.

    2) The Naqshbandiyya: Orthodoxy and Activism in a Worldwide Sufi Tradition. London and New York: Routledge, 2007.

    3) 'Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi: Islamic Reform and Arab Revival. Oxford: Oneworld, 2015.

    Edited Books

    1) Ottoman Reform and Islamic Regeneration. London: I.B. Tauris, 2005, 240pp. co-editor.

    2) Sayyid Qutb: Manifest of Radical Islam – Signposts. Tel-Aviv: Resling, 2011. Scientific editor (in Hebrew).

    3) Islam: Conversion, Sufism, Revival and Reform: Essays in Memory of Nehemia Levtzion. Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing, 2012. Editorial board and section editor: Sufi Thought and Brotherhood Organization,185pp. (in Hebrew).

    4) Islamic Myths and Memories: Mediators of Globalization. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2014, 263pp. co-editor.

    5) Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi, The Revival of Islam Congress in Mecca, the Mother of Cities. Tel-Aviv: Resling, 2011. Scientific editor (in Hebrew).

    Articles in Refereed Journals

    1) “Sa‘id Hawwa - The Making of a Radical Muslim Thinker in Modern Syria,” Middle Eastern Studies, 29 (1993), 601-623.

    2) “The Islamic Opposition in Ba‘thist Syria,” The New East, 35 (1996), 83-104 (in Hebrew).

    3) “Sa‘id Hawwa and Islamic Revivalism in Ba‘thist Syria,” Studia Islamica, 85 (1997), 131-154.

    4) “The Political Heritage of Ibn Taymiyya in the Light of the Original Salafiyya,” The New East, 42 (2001), 25-42 (in Hebrew).

    5) “Between Sufi Reformism and Modernist Rationalism - A Reappraisal of the Origins of the Salafiyya from the Damascene Angle,” Die Welt des Islams, 41(2001), 206-237.

    6) “God and the Perfect Man in the Experience of ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri,” Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society, 30 (2001), 55-72.

    -- “Dieu et l’Homme Parfait dans la Realisation de ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri,” Vers la Tradition, 114-115 (2008-2009), 118-133 (in French).

    7) “The Forgotten Shaykh: ‘Isa al-Kurdi and the Transformation of the Naqshbandi-Khalidi Order in Twentieth Century Syria,” Die Welt des Islams, 43 (2003), 273-293.

    8) “Sufi Brotherhoods in Syria and Israel: A Contemporary Overview,” History of Religions, vol. 43 (2004), pp. 303-318. 

    -- “Suriye ve İsrail’de Tarikatlar: Günümüzdeki Duruma Toplu Bir Bakış,” Tasavvuf, 17 (2006), 267-281 (in Turkish).

    9) “The Naqshbandiyya-Khalidiyya and the Salafi Challenge in Iraq,” Journal of the History of Sufism, 4 (2004),  229-240.

    10) “The Invention of a Populist Islamic Leader: Badr al-Din al-Hasani, the Religious Educational Movement, and the Great Syrian Revolt,” Arabica, 52 (2005), 109-139.

    11) “The Politics of Popular Religion: Sufis, Salafis, and Muslim Brothers in Twentieth-Century Hamah,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, 37 (2005),  39-58.

    12) “The Sociology of ‘Islamic Modernism’: Muhammad ‘Abduh, the National Public Sphere, and the Colonial State,” The Maghreb Review, 32 (2007), 104-121. 

    13) “Abu al-Huda al-Sayyadi and the Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism,” Arabica, 54 (2007), 586-592.

    14) “The Deviant Dervishes, Sufism, and Muslim Orthodoxy,” Jama‘a, 15 (2007), 85-95 (in Hebrew).

    15) “The Hidden Hand: The Khalidiyya and the Orthodox – Fundamentalist Nexus in Aleppo,” Journal of the History of Sufism, 5 (2007), 41-59. 

    16) “Genealogies of Fundamentalism: Salafi Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Baghdad,” British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 36 (2009), 269-282.

    17) “Democratic Fundamentalism? – The Practice and Discourse of the Muslim Brothers Movement in Syria,” The Muslim World, 100 (2010), 1-16.

    18) “Democracy in the Middle East: A Deaf Conversation?” Catharsis, 14 (2010), 32-58 (in Hebrew).

    19) "Modernity from within: Islamic Fundamentalism and Sufism," Der Islam, 86 (2011), 142-170. 

    20) "Beyond Trauma: History and Identity among the Muslim Minority in India – A View on the Teaching of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali al-Nadwi," The New East, 51 (2012), 52-68 (in Hebrew).

    21) "Between Islam and the West: The Sufi Tradition in the Face of the Challenges of Globalization," The New East, 52 (2013), 157-180 (in Hebrew).

    22) "Indian Roots of Modern Islamic Revivalism," Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 36, 4 (2013), 19-35.

    23) "Material Progress and Cultural Supremacy: Muslim Brotherhood Conceptualizations of Civilization," Journal of Civilization Studies (2014), 63-79.

    Book Chapters

    1) “Sufismo e confraternite nell’area Siriana: Strategie religiose e implicazioni politiche,” in Marietta Stepanyants (ed.), Sufismo e confraternite nell’islam contemporaneo: Il difficile equilibrio tra mistica e politica (Turin, 2003), 103-121 (in Italian, also appear as article 8).

    2) “Sufi Reformist Diffusion and the Rise of Arabism in Late Ottoman Syria,” in Thomas Philipp and Christoph Schumann (eds.), From the Land of Syria to the Syrian States (Beirut, 2004), 113-125.

    3) “Law and Sufism on the Eve of Reform: The Views of Ibn ‘Abidin,” in Itzchak Weismann and Fruma Zachs (eds.), Ottoman Reform and Islamic Regeneration (London, 2005), 69-80.

    4) “The Shadhiliyya-Darqawiyya in the Arab East (19th-20th Century),” in Eric Geoffroy (ed.), Une voie soufie dans le monde – La Shadhiliyya (Paris, 2005), 255-269.

    5) “Modern Sufi Attitudes toward the West: Four Naqshbandi Cases,” in Meir Litvak (ed.), Middle Eastern Societies and the West: Accommodation or Clash of Civilizations? (Tel-Aviv, 2006), 221-236.

    -- “Sufismo contemporano e Occidente, Quattro casi Naqshbandi,” in Stefano Salzani (ed.), Teologie Politiche Islamiche (Genova and Milano, 2006), 187-204 (in Italian).

    6) “Sufi Fundamentalism in India and the Middle East,” in Martin van Bruinessen and Julia Howell (eds.), Sufism and the ‘Modern’ in Islam (London and New York, 2007), 115-128.

    -- "Fundamentalisme Sufi Antara India dan Timur Tengah," in Martin van Bruinessen and Julia Howell (eds.), Urban Sufism (Jakarta: Rajawali Pers, 2008), 197-219 (in Indonesian).

    7) “L’islam e il Concetto di Modernita,” in Giovanni  Filoramo (ed.), Le religioni e il mondo moderno, vol. 3: Islam (Torino: Giulio Einaudi Editore, 2009), 5-28 (in Italian, also appears as article 19).

    8) "South Asia, West Asia, and the Center - Edge Dialectics of Modern Islamic Networking," in Priya Singh and Susmita Bhattacharya (eds.), Perspectives on West Asia: The Evolving Geopolitical Discourses (New Delhi: Shipra Publishers, 2012), 85-101.

    9) “Revival and Reform in the Face of the West: The Sufi Discourse of ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri,” in Aharon Layish (ed.), Conversion, Sufism, Revival and Reform in Islam Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 (in Hebrew), 232-258.

    10) “Fundamentalism and Democracy in the Discourse of the Muslim Brothers in Syria,” in Meir Hatina and Uri M. Kupferscmidt (eds.), The Muslim Brothers: A Religious Vision in a Changing Reality. Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2012 (in Hebrew), 125-146 (article 17).

    11) “Knowledge and Leadership: Modern Constructions – an Overview,” in Daphna Ephrat and Meir Hatina (eds.), Religious Knowledge, Authority and Charisma: Islamic and Jewish Perspectives. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2014, 149-156.

    12) “The Myth of Perpetual Departure: Sufis in a New (Age) Global (Dis)Order,” in Itzchak Weismann, Mark Sedgwick and Ulrika Martensson (eds.), Islamic Myths and Memories: Mediators of Globalization. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2014, 121-137.

    13) "Die Vorlāufer des Modernen Salafismum," in Thorsten Gerald Schneiders (ed.), Salafismus in Deutschland: Ursprünge und Gefahren einer islamisch-fundamentalistischen Bewegung. Bielfeld: Transcript, 2014, 103-116.

    14) “Sufism in the Age of Globalization,” Lloyd Ridgeon (ed.), Cambridge Companion to Sufism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 257-281.

    15) “Modernity from within: Islamic Fundamentalism and Sufism,” Lloyd Ridgeon (ed.), Sufis and Salafis in the Contemporary Age. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015 (article 19).

    Entries in Encyclopedias

    1) Islamic Modernism, Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450 , 2, 656-661.

    2) ‘Abd al-Majid al-Khani, Encyclopedia of Islam.

    3) ‘Abd al-Razzaq al-Bitar, Encyclopedia of Islam.

    4) Abu Sa‘id Shah, Encyclopedia of Islam.

    5) Badr al-Din al-Hasani, Encyclopedia of Islam.

    6) Dawud b. Jirjis, Encyclopedia of Islam.

    7) Fasiyya, Encyclopedia of Islam.

    8) Syria, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World.

    9) Hawwa, Sa‘id, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World.

    10) Sirhindi, Ahmad, Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics.

    11) Nadwat al-'Ulama, Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics.

    Translations (with Introduction)

    “‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri: Reminding the Intellectual, notifying the unmindful,” in Charles Kurzman (ed.), Modernist Islam 1840-1940: A Sourcebook (New York, 2002), 133-137.

    Book Reviews

    1) Vincent Cornell, Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufism (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998) – Studia Islamica, 94 (2002).

    2) Elizabeth Sirriyeh, Sufi Visionary of Ottoman Damascus: ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi, 1641-1731 (London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005) – MESA Bulletin, 40/2 (2006).

    3) David Commins, The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia (London and New York: I.B.Tauris, 2006) – Electronic Journal of the Middle East Studies-MIT, Spring 2008.

    4) Dina LeGall, A Culture of Sufism: Naqshbandis in the Ottoman World, 1450-1700 (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005) – Jama‘a, 17 (2009), in Hebrew.

    5) Raphaël Lefèvre: Ashes of Hama: The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria (London: Hurst & Co., 2013) – Middle Eastern Studies

    Other Publications

    *"Is Islam on Unavoidable Course of Clash with the West? – an Interview" Iyunim in Education, Society, Technology and Science, 11 (March 2011), 8-11.
    *"Saudi Arabia Promoting "Liberal Islam" Through Inter-Religious Tolerance Conference," Haaretz, 1 December, 2013.


    Other Works Connected with my Scholarly Field

    Developing an E-Learning course: “Introduction to Islam.”
    Photo Exhibition, Travels in the World of Islam. Haifa University, School of Tourism: Tadmor Hotel, Herzelia.
  • Participation in Conferences


    1. The Shaykh and the Commander - The Naqshbandi Khalidi order in Syria during the First World War, Ankara, 13th Turkish Historical Congress, 4-8.10.1999.
    2. External Influences and Inner Evolution among the Sufi Reformist Movements of Late Ottoman Syria, Erlangen, Germany, Third Conference on the Syrian Land: Processes of Identities and Ideologies, 28.7- 2.8.2000.
    3. God and the Perfect Man in the Experience of ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri, Oxford, 18th Annual Conference of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society, 30.3-1.4.2001.
    4. Shaykh ‘Isa al-Kurdi and the Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi Legacy in Twentieth Century Syria, University of Mainz, First World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, 8-13.9.2002.
    5. Sufism and Brotherhoods in the Syrian Area: Religious Strategies and Political Implications, Turin, The Role of Sufism and Muslim Brotherhoods in Contemporary Islam - An Alternative to Political Islam?, 20-22.11.2002.
    6. Between Attraction and Denunciation: Ibn ‘Abidin’s View of Sufism, Murcia, Spain, 4th International Conference of Islamic Legal Studies: Law and Sufism, 7-10.5.2003.
    7. Sufism without tasawwuf: A Naqshbandi-Related Response to the Islamist Critique in India and the Middle East, Bogor, Indonesia, Sufism and the ‘Modern’ in Islam, 4-7.9.2003.
    8. India and the Middle East: The Islamic Perspective, New Delhi, India and the World- Crossed Glances and Relations, 5-7.2.2004.
    9. Sufism and the Middle Eastern State: Decline, Collaboration, Resistance, Yaoundé, Cameroon, Religion and Political Power, 13.1.2006.
    10. Between Communication and Terror: Islamic Fundamentalism in Socio-Historical Perspective, CEMA University Buenos Aires, Democracy, Fundamentalism and Nuclear Politics in the Contemporary Middle East, 24-25.4.2006.
    11. Nu’man Khayr al-Din al-Alusi and the Rise of the Salafiyya in Baghdad, University of Helsinki, 7th Nordic Conference in Middle East Studies: The Middle East: Diversity,  Variation, Interpretation, 21-23.9.2007.
    12. A Return to the Future: The Formation and Transformation of the Modern Salafi Discourse, Boston, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, 21-24.11.2009.
    13. Activist Religious Intellectuals and the Islamic Project of Da‘wa, University of Edinburgh, Where are the Intellectuals? Culture, Identity and Community in the Modern Middle East, 8-9.5.2010.
    14. India and the Middle East in the Modern Islamic Networking, Maulana Abu al-Kalam Azad Institute, Kolkata, Perspectives on West Asia: Its Evolution as an Area of Study in the Changing Geopolitical Discourses, 17-18.1.2011.
    15. Preaching and Politics in the Islamic Movement in Israel, Washington, DC, 45th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, 1-4.12.2011.
    16. Da'wa in Islamic Movement Activism – the Case of the Muslim Brothers, University of Erfurt, The Da‘wah Phenomenon in International Comparison: Islamic Missions from 1920 to the Present, 9-13.4. 2012.
    17. The Muslim Brothers Project of Da'wa from a Social Movement Theory Approach, Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) Delhi, The Da'wa Phenomenon in International Comparison II, 16-18.1.2013.
    18. From the Sufi Saint to the Islamic Da'iya: On Propagating Islam in the Modern Age, University of Glasgow, Sufism and Salafism, 8-9.3.2013.
    19. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Civilization of Islam, Istanbul Medeniyet University, International Congress on Civilizations, 17-19.1.2014.
    20. Populist Islamic Movements in the Post-Caliphate Age: The Case of the Muslim Brothers, Florence University, Populism: a Historiographic category?, 8-10.4.2014.
    21. Sa'id Hawwa of Syria: a Muslim Brother, Salafi, and Sufi, SOAS, London, Reformers and Intellectual Reformulation in Contemporary Islam, 28-30.1.2015.
    22. Salafi Interpretations of the Civilizational Values of Islam, Rio de Janeiro, 45th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, 11-13.6.2015.

    In Israel

    1. ​​​Sa‘id Hawwa and Islamic Opposition in Syria under the Ba‘th, Tel-Aviv University, 18th Annual conference of the Israel Oriental Society, 1.5.1994.
    2. Sufi Tradition and the Emergence of the Salafiyya in Hamidian Damascus, The Jewish - Arab Center, University of Haifa, Modern Syria: Social, Economic and Political Issues, 17.12.1996.
    3. The Political Heritage of Ibn Taymiyya in the Mirror of the Original Salafiyya, Bar-Ilan University, 22nd Annual conference of the Israel Oriental Society, 3.6.1998.
    4. Modern Islam between State Formation and Western Influence, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Modern Religious Movements in Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Babi and Baha’i Faiths, 17-21.12.2000.
    5. Mysticism and Politics in the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Religion, 20.1.2002.
    6. Islamic Radicalism – The Revolt of the Masses?, Jerusalem, 26th Annual Conference of the Israeli Historical Society, 24-27.6.2002.
    7. Modern Sufi Attitudes towards the West, Dayan Center, Tel-Aviv, Middle Eastern Societies and the West: Accommodation or Clash of Civilizations?, 16-17.12.2002.
    8. Sufism in the Globalization Era: the Naqshbandiyya-Haqqaniyya Brotherhood, Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba, 27th Annual Conference of the Israel Oriental Society, 27.5.2003.
    9. An Unfulfilled Vocation? The Naqshbandi Sufi Brotherhood in India from to Early Mughal Rule to Our Days, University of Haifa, Third Annual Conference for the Study of East Asia and India, 1-2.2.2004.
    10. Panel Chair: Sufism and Sufi Brotherhoods., Van-Leer Institute, Jerusalem, 28th Annual Conference of the Israel Oriental Society, 13.5. 2004.
    11. From Mediation to the Media: The ‘Ulama’ in the Modern Muslim Public Sphere, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Facing Modernity: Rethinking ‘Ulama’ in the Arab Middle East, 26-27.6.2006.
    12. Genealogies of Fundamentalism: Salafi Discourse in 19th-century Baghdad, University of Haifa, Iraq – Past and Present, 11-14.3.2007.
    13. Sufi Brotherhoods in Modern Israel, Emeq Izrael College., Judaism, Christianity, Islam – Interfaith Encounters in Israel, 28.3.2007.
    14. Kin, Nationalist, and Islamic Identities in Syria under Globalization, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Collective Identities, States and Globalization: The Holberg Workshop in Honor of Prof. S.N. Eisenstadt, 10-11.6.2007.
    15. Democratic Fundamentalism? The Discourse and Practice of The Muslim Brothers Society in Syria, University of Haifa, The Muslim Brothers – A Historical Look at 80 Years of Activity (1928-2008), 26.3.2008.
    16. Invited to roundtable talk: Intellectuals, Society, and Government in Asia. Paper: Muslim India, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 7th Annual Conference of Asian Studies in Israel, 21-22.5.2008.
    17. Sufi Guidance in the Informational Age, The Open University of Israel, Religious Knowledge, Authority, and Charisma in Islam, 15-17.12.2009.
    18. Reflections on the Indo-Muslim: Past, Present, Philosophy, Representations - chair, University of Haifa, 9th Annual Conference of Asian Studies in Israel, 26-27.4.2010.
    19. Mahmud Shukri al-Alusi and the Salafi Circle in Late Ottoman Iraq, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 3rd International Conference on Modern Religions and Religious Movements in Judaism Christianity and Islam and the Babi-Baha'i Faiths, 22-24.3.2011.
    20. Sufism in the Age of Globalization, Al-Qasimi College, Baka al-Gharbiyya, In the Footsteps of Sufism: History, Trends and Praxis, 24-25.5. 2011.
    21. Spirituality and Messianism in the Global Sufi Arena, Haifa University, 4th Israeli Conference for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality, 19-20.3.2012.
    22. Sayyid Qutb and his Legacy, Haifa University, Sayyid Qutb, The Manifest of Radical Islam - Signposts, 22.4.2012.
    23. Zawiya, Mosque and the State in Baatist Syria, Haifa University, State, Mosque and Identity in the Middle East – Past and Present, 15.5.2012.
    24. Chair, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Sacrifice and Death in Modern Islam, 11-13.6.2012.
    25. Round Table Discussant, Van-Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Secularization in Contemporary Arab Thought, 2.8.2012.
    26. Is there a Place for Sufism in the Modern Age, Van-Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Conversion, Sufism, Revival and Reform in Islam, 26.2.2013.
    27. The Shadhilis in Ottoman Acre – Changes and Hardships in the Shadow of the Tanzimat, Western Galilee College, Acre, Ethnic and Religious Communities in Acre and the Galilee in the Ottoman Period, 11.3.2013.
    28. The Muslim Brothers in Syria: Da'wa, Jihad and Politics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Middle East in Transition, 12.6.2013.
    29. The Muslim Brothers and the National Idea, Ariel University, The Regional Upheaval, the Nation-State, and the Strategic Challenges to Israel, 25.12.2013.
    30. The Hidden and the Open in the Teaching and Practice of the Naqshbandiyya Brotherhood, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Hidden and the Open: Aspects in Muslim Mysticism in Relation to other Mystical Traditions, 31.12.2013.
    31. In the Shadow of Hamat: The Muslim Brothers and the Civil War in Syria, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, The Muslim brothers and the Challenges of the Democratic Revolutions, 8.1.2014.
    32. The Muslim Brotherhood: Spanning the Governance Spectrum From Diffuse Network to Full Statehood?, Inter-Disciplinary Center, Herzliya, The New Terrorism – Governance  Nexus: Areas of Limited Statehood, Non-State Armed Groups, and the Transformation of the Middle East, 11-13.2.2014.
    33. From Jihad Fighters to Heralds of the Mahdi: Transformations of a Sufi Brotherhood from the Colonial to the Global Age, Tel-Aviv University, Spaces and Passes: Between the Middle East and Asia and Back, 1.5.2014.
    34. Panel chair: Islam out of the Box., Sapir College, 38th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for the Study of the Middle East and Islam, 5.6.2014.
    35. Thoughts on a Sour Issue, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Martyrdom in Modern Islam, 15.12.2014.
    36. Facing Jihad: Inter-Religious Dialogue and Peace in Contemporary Islam, Haifa University, Interreligious Dialogue, Peace Building and Nonviolence: Asian and Abrahamic Perspectives, 24.12.2014.
    37. Equilibrium breached: The Modern Salafiyya between East and West, Israel Academy of Science, Jerusalem, East and West: Encounters, Conflicts and Images, 8-9.3.2015.

    Organization of Conferences or Sessions

    1. Co-organizer. Paper: The Naqshbandiyya and the Salafi Challenge in Syria and Iraq, University of Haifa, Perspectives on the Ottoman Reforms: Istanbul and the Syrian Provinces. In Honor of Prof. Butrus Abu-Manneh,  3-5. 2002.
    2. Organizing Committee, University of Haifa, 28th Annual Conference of the Oriental Society, 13.5.2004.
    3. Organizer. Paper: From the Sufi Brotherhood to the Islamist Vanguard in the Syrian Public Sphere., University of Haifa, Islamic Fundamentalism and Sufism: Continuities and Confrontations through Modernity and Globalization, 2-4.7.2007.
    4. Organizer and Opening talk: Myth, Memories and, Emotions in a Globalizing Muslim World, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Islamic Resurgence in the Age of Globalization: Myth, Memory, Sentiment, 4-6.9.2009.
    5. Organizing Committee. Paper: Da‘wa Discourse in the Muslim Brothers’ Teaching, Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba, 34th Annual Conference of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Association of Israel, 27.5.2010.
    6. Panel: Muslim India – Space and Memory. Paper: Beyond Trauma: Memory and Identity among the Muslim Minority in India, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 10th Annual Conference of Asian Studies in Israel, 25-26.5. 2011.
    7. Organizer, Discussant and Paper: The Islamic Movement in Israel in the face of the Wave of Arab Revolutions, Haifa University, The Jewish-Arab Center, Protest and Political Change in the Middle East: Transition from Authoritarian Regimes, Where to?, 18-19.1. 2012.
    8. Organizing Committee. , Haifa University, 12th Annual Conference of Asian Studies in Israel, 2014: Asia as an Idea/ Asia as a Consolidating Unity, 25-26.5. 2014.
    9. Organizer. Paper: Dawa and Jihad: The Inner Muslim Brothers Debate, Haifa University, Modern Preaching of Islam: Salafis, Islamic Movements, Muslim States, 6-8.1.2015.

    Organization and Participation in Conferences as Head of the Jewish-Arab Center

    1. 1.3.2011, School, Family and Community Partnerships, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
    2. 14.3.2011, Could it Have Been Different? Emil Habibi, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
    3. 27.3.2011, Anti-Racism Education, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
    4. 13-14.4. 2011, Organizer, Haifa University, Religious Faith and the Jewish-Arab Conflict.
    5. 4.5.2011, Could It Have Been Different? S. Izhar. Haifa University, Co-organizer.
    6. 12.5.2011, Usfiya-Daliat al-Karmel and Nature Conservation on Mount Carmel, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
    7. 16.5.2011, "Israel in the Egyptian imagination": A Lecture by Professor Mark Sedgwick from Aarhus University, Denmark., Haifa University, Organizer.
    8. 22.5.2011, Index of Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel 2010.Haifa University, Co-organizer, in cooperation with Prof. Sammy Smooha.
    9. 13.6.2011, Shared Spaces: Reality and Practice, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
    10. 24-26.6.2011, International Conference - Pacification of Europe: Lessons for the Middle East, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
    11. 18-19.1.2012, Protest and Political Change in the Middle East - Transition from Authoritarian regimes, where to?, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
    12. 24.1.2012, Politics, Media and Academia in Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel, The Knesset, Jerusalem, Co-organizer and speaker.
    13. 14.2.2012, Arabs and Jews in Israeli Work Organizations, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
    14. 12.3.2012, Higher Education in Israel and the Druze Community, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
    15. 26.3.2012, Civil Society Conference, Akko (Acre), Organizer
    16. 5.5.2012, Volunteering for Civil Service of Arabs in Israel, Haifa University, Co-organizer and chair: Three alternative models of "Full Volunteering" of Arabs in Israel.
    17. 20.5.2012, Shared Spaces in Israel: the Criminal Justice System, Haifa University, Organizer and chair: The judicial process - the interaction between legal norm and multiculturalism.
    18. 7.6.2012, Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel 2011, Haifa University, Co-organizer, in cooperation with Prof. Sammy Smooha.
    19. 20.3.2013, Conditional citizenship? – The International Day to Struggle Racism, Tel Hai, Participant in Panel: Citizenship, Racism and Legislation.
    20. 25.4.2013, Mixed Cities in Israel, Haifa University, Organizer and Chair: Haifa as a Model.
    21. 16.5.2013, Multiculturalism and Inter-Faith Dialogue in a Mixed City, Akko (Acre), Promoting Intercultural Relations in the Shared Space.
    22. 23.6.2013, Haifa Round Tables, The Cinematic - Haifa, Leader.
    23. 17.6.2013, Afternoons with IPCRI: Economic and Political Change in Palestine, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
    24. 30.6.2013, Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel 2012, The Israel Democracy Institute – Jerusalem, Co-organizer.
    25. 15.9.2013, Fostering Culture of Peace, Haifa University, Co-organizer and panelist: The Contribution of Interfaith Understanding.
    26. 18-19.11. 2013, The Image of the Other: Interreligious and Intercultural Education, King Abdallah bin Abdulaziz Center, Wien, Participant.
    27. 23-25.5. 2014, Enhancing Interfaith Dialogue as a Means for Democratic Development, Prizren, Kosovo, Participant.

    Invited Talks

    1. Sufism and the Modern World, Near Eastern Studies Department, Princeton University, 18.2.1999.
    2. ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri’s Legacy in Late Ottoman Damascus, Divinity School, Duke University, 5.4.1999.
    3. The Naqshbandi Order in Central Asia and Beyond, The Open Society Institute, Tashkent, 30.3.2002.
    4. Mysticism and Politics in the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 5.2.2003.
    5. Mysticism and Politics in the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 11.2.2003.
    6. From the Sufi Brotherhood to the Modern Islamic Association: The Case of Syria, Forum Baer, Tel-Aviv University, 4.4.2003.
    7. The Rise and Decline of Sufism in the Modern Era?, Africa and the Middle East: in Memory of Prof. Nehemia Levtzion, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, 13.11.2003.
    8. Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses: Reality and Imagination, The Historian’s Stage, University of Haifa, 1.2.2006.
    9. Islamic Fundamentalism and the Dialectics of Enlightenment, Forum Baer, Tel-Aviv University, 13.4.2007.
    10. Appraisal, in honor of Prof. Sara Sviri’s The Sufis: Anthology, The Qasimi College, Baqa al-Gharbiyya, 29.5.2008.
    11. The Islamic Other: Fundamentalism and Sufism in the Muslim World and Beyond, Public talk, Oklahoma University, 14.10.2008.
    12. Genealogies of Fundamentalism: Salafi Discourse in 19th-century Baghdad, Near Eastern Studies Department, Princeton University, 17.11.2008.
    13. Hamas in Israeli View, History Department, Dickinson College, Carlisle PA, 22.1.2009.
    14. The Muslim Brothers in Syria: Fundamentalism and Democracy, Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 30.1.2009.
    15. The Muslim Brothers in Syria: from Political Participation to Exile, History Department, Dickinson College, Carlisle PA, 2.2.2009.
    16. The Naqshbandi Sufi Brotherhood in Modernity and Globalization, Divinity School, Kyoto University, 6.3.2009.
    17. The Islamic Other: Fundamentalism and Sufism in the Muslim World and Beyond, Islamic Area Studies Center, Sophia University, Tokyo, 9.3.2009.
    18. Ahmad Kuftaru and his Brotherhood in Contemporary Syria, Center for the Middle East and North African Studies, University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor , 30.3.2009.
    19. The Ulama and the Modern Muslim Public Sphere, Divinity School, University of Chicago, 16.4.2009.
    20. The Islamic Other: Fundamentalism and Sufism in the Muslim World and Beyond, Middle East Studies, Bridgewater State College, 25.11.2009.
    21. What is the Salafiyya?, Diwan, The Open University , 27.1.2010.
    22. India and the Middle East: Center and Periphery in Modern Islamic Networking, Forum Baer, Tel-Aviv University, 12.11.2010.
    23. Does Sufis Have Place in the Modern Age?, Yad Ben-Zvi, 19.2.2014.
    24. Post-Sufi Organizations, Sufi Research Group, Tel-Aviv University, 9.6.2014.
    25. Islamic Space in the Global Age, Forum Baer, Tel-Aviv University, 14.11.2014.
    26. Martyrdom in Modern Islam, Book Launching, The Hebrew University, 15.12.2014.
    27. The Islamic State and the Rules of Jihad, The Historians Podium, Cinematic Haifa, 17.12.2014.
    28. Shi'i Sectarianism in the Middle East, Book Launching, Tel-Aviv University, 13.1.2015.
    29. Arab Spring, Islamic Winter?, Night of Philosophy & Arts, Tel-Aviv, 28.5.2015.
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        No., Name of Student, Title of Thesis, Degree, Date of Completion/In progress.
    1. Yahya Khoon, Sufism and Resistance: Muhammad Amin and the Circassian Anti-Colonial Struggle in the Northwest Caucuses in the Mid-19th Century, Ph.D., completed / with Prof. Moshe Gammer.
    2. Meirav Or-Emergi, Representations of the Arabs and the Middle East in the Writings of Indian Muslim Leaders, 1857-1947, Ph.D., in progress.
    3. Jameel Kittany, Salafi and Islamist Attitudes toward the Sufi Trend in Islam: 1970-Present, Ph.D., in progress. 
    4. Orit Zuaretz, Da'wa and Politics in the Southern Faction of the Islamic Movement in Israel, 1996-2006, Ph.D., in progress.
    5. Dorit Heitner, Wahhabiyya in Dispute: The Discourse of the Western Other in Saudi Arabia, 1991-2005, M.A., completed.
    6. Rima Farah, Identity and Culture: Israeli Christians in the Face of the Islamic Revival, M.A., completed.
    7. Ziv Orenstein, Muslim Secularism in Britain: Discourse and Organization in a Multicultural State, M.A., completed.
    8. Tomer Shporn, Da'wa and Activism in a Multi-Confessional Society: Fathi Yakan and the Jama'at Islami in Lebanon, M.A., in progress.
    9. Amer Marisat, The Islamic Movement in Israel and its Da'wa Activity: Sakhnin as Case Study, M.A., in progress.
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