Introduction to Islam,
Trends in Pre-Modern Sufism,
Between India and the Middle East,
Society, Culture, Islam,
Modernity and Islam,
Mysticism and fundamentalism,Texts,
Power, Communication and Emotion in the Middle
The Holy in Islam,
B.A. for distinguished students.
Islam and State in the Indian Subcontinent, Seminar,
Muslim Civilization in Asia,
Approaches to the Study of Islamic fundamentalism,
Theories of Resistance in the Global Arena: Marx to
B.A. for distinguished students.
The concept of Da'wa in the Muslim Brothers Teaching,
Islamic Movements in the ME and Beyond,
Modern Islam in India – Society and Culture,
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.
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).
Myths and Memories: Mediators of Globalization. Farnham,
Surrey: Ashgate, 2014,
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.
“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).
Naqshbandiyya-Khalidiyya and the Salafi Challenge in Iraq,” Journal of the
History of Sufism, 4 (2004), 229-240.
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
Sociology of ‘Islamic Modernism’: Muhammad ‘Abduh, the National Public Sphere,
and the Colonial State,” The
Maghreb Review, 32 (2007), 104-121.
al-Huda al-Sayyadi and the Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism,” Arabica,
54 (2007), 586-592.
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.
“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
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
“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).
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.
“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).
"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
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.
Vorlāufer des Modernen Salafismum," in Thorsten Gerald Schneiders
(ed.), Salafismus in Deutschland:
Ursprünge und Gefahren einer islamisch-fundamentalistischen Bewegung. Bielfeld: Transcript, 2014, 103-116.
“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
3) ‘Abd al-Razzaq al-Bitar, Encyclopedia of
4) Abu Sa‘id Shah, Encyclopedia of Islam.
5) Badr al-Din al-Hasani, Encyclopedia of
6) Dawud b. Jirjis, Encyclopedia of Islam.
7) Fasiyya, Encyclopedia of Islam.
8) Syria, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern
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.
“‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri: Reminding the
Intellectual, notifying the unmindful,” in Charles Kurzman (ed.), Modernist Islam 1840-1940: A Sourcebook (New York,
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
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,
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
Islam on Unavoidable Course of Clash with the West? – an Interview" Iyunim
in Education, Society, Technology and Science, 11 (March 2011), 8-11.
Arabia Promoting "Liberal Islam" Through Inter-Religious Tolerance
Conference," Haaretz, 1 December, 2013.
Other Works Connected
with my Scholarly FieldDeveloping
an E-Learning course: “Introduction to Islam.”Photo Exhibition, Travels in the World of Islam.
Haifa University, School of Tourism: Tadmor Hotel, Herzelia.
Shaykh and the Commander - The Naqshbandi Khalidi order in Syria during the
First World War, Ankara, 13th Turkish Historical Congress, 4-8.10.1999.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
without tasawwuf: A Naqshbandi-Related Response to the Islamist Critique
in India and the Middle East, Bogor, Indonesia, Sufism and the ‘Modern’ in
and the Middle East: The Islamic Perspective, New Delhi, India and the World-
Crossed Glances and Relations, 5-7.2.2004.
and the Middle Eastern State: Decline, Collaboration, Resistance, Yaoundé,
Cameroon, Religion and Political Power, 13.1.2006.
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.
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,
Return to the Future: The Formation and Transformation of the Modern Salafi
Discourse, Boston, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies
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.
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.
and Politics in the Islamic Movement in Israel, Washington, DC, 45th
Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, 1-4.12.2011.
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.
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.
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.
Muslim Brotherhood and the Civilization of Islam, Istanbul Medeniyet University,
International Congress on Civilizations, 17-19.1.2014.
Islamic Movements in the Post-Caliphate Age: The Case of the Muslim Brothers, Florence
University, Populism: a Historiographic category?, 8-10.4.2014.
Hawwa of Syria: a Muslim Brother, Salafi, and Sufi, SOAS, London, Reformers and Intellectual Reformulation in
Contemporary Islam, 28-30.1.2015.
Interpretations of the Civilizational Values of Islam, Rio de Janeiro, 45th Annual
Meeting of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations,
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Islamic Radicalism – The Revolt of the Masses?, Jerusalem, 26th
Annual Conference of the Israeli Historical Society, 24-27.6.2002.
- 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.
- Sufism in the Globalization Era: the
Naqshbandiyya-Haqqaniyya Brotherhood, Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba, 27th
Annual Conference of the Israel Oriental Society, 27.5.2003.
- 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.
- Panel Chair: Sufism and
Sufi Brotherhoods., Van-Leer Institute, Jerusalem, 28th Annual
Conference of the Israel Oriental Society, 13.5. 2004.
- 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.
- Genealogies of Fundamentalism:
Salafi Discourse in 19th-century Baghdad, University of Haifa, Iraq
– Past and Present, 11-14.3.2007.
- Sufi Brotherhoods in Modern Israel, Emeq
Izrael College., Judaism, Christianity, Islam – Interfaith Encounters in Israel,
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Sufi Guidance in the Informational
Age, The Open University of Israel, Religious Knowledge, Authority, and
Charisma in Islam, 15-17.12.2009.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spirituality and Messianism in the
Global Sufi Arena, Haifa University, 4th Israeli Conference for the Study of
Contemporary Spirituality, 19-20.3.2012.
- Sayyid Qutb and his Legacy, Haifa
University, Sayyid Qutb, The Manifest of Radical Islam - Signposts, 22.4.2012.
- Zawiya, Mosque and the State in
Baatist Syria, Haifa University, State, Mosque and Identity in the Middle East
– Past and Present, 15.5.2012.
- Chair, Hebrew University, Jerusalem,
Sacrifice and Death in Modern Islam, 11-13.6.2012.
- Round Table Discussant, Van-Leer
Institute, Jerusalem, Secularization in Contemporary Arab Thought, 2.8.2012.
- Is there a Place for Sufism in the
Modern Age, Van-Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Conversion, Sufism, Revival and
Reform in Islam, 26.2.2013.
- 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
- The Muslim Brothers in Syria: Da'wa,
Jihad and Politics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Middle East in
- The Muslim Brothers and the National
Idea, Ariel University, The Regional Upheaval, the Nation-State, and the
Strategic Challenges to Israel, 25.12.2013.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Thoughts on a Sour Issue, The Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, Martyrdom in Modern Islam, 15.12.2014.
- 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.
- 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.
Conferences or Sessions
- 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.
- Organizing Committee, University of
Haifa, 28th Annual Conference of the Oriental Society, 13.5.2004.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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,
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Organizer. Paper: Da’wa and Jihad:
The Inner Muslim Brothers Debate, Haifa University, Modern Preaching of Islam:
Salafis, Islamic Movements, Muslim States, 6-8.1.2015.
Participation in Conferences as Head of the Jewish-Arab Center
- 1.3.2011, School,
Family and Community Partnerships, Haifa
- 14.3.2011, Could it Have Been
Different? Emil Habibi, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
- 27.3.2011, Anti-Racism Education, Haifa
- 13-14.4. 2011, Organizer, Haifa
University, Religious Faith and the Jewish-Arab Conflict.
- 4.5.2011, Could It Have Been
Different? S. Izhar. Haifa University, Co-organizer.
- 12.5.2011, Usfiya-Daliat al-Karmel
and Nature Conservation on Mount Carmel, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
- 16.5.2011, "Israel in the
Egyptian imagination": A Lecture by Professor Mark Sedgwick from Aarhus
University, Denmark., Haifa University, Organizer.
- 22.5.2011, Index of Jewish-Arab
Relations in Israel 2010.Haifa University, Co-organizer, in cooperation with
Prof. Sammy Smooha.
- 13.6.2011, Shared Spaces: Reality
and Practice, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
- 24-26.6.2011, International
Conference - Pacification of Europe: Lessons for the Middle East, Haifa
- 18-19.1.2012, Protest and Political
Change in the Middle East - Transition from Authoritarian regimes, where to?, Haifa
- 24.1.2012, Politics, Media and
Academia in Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel, The Knesset, Jerusalem, Co-organizer
- 14.2.2012, Arabs and Jews in Israeli
Work Organizations, Haifa
- 12.3.2012, Higher Education in
Israel and the Druze Community, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
- 26.3.2012, Civil Society Conference,
Akko (Acre), Organizer
- 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.
- 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.
- 7.6.2012, Index of Arab-Jewish
Relations in Israel 2011, Haifa
University, Co-organizer, in cooperation with Prof. Sammy Smooha.
- 20.3.2013, Conditional citizenship? –
The International Day to Struggle Racism, Tel Hai, Participant in Panel:
Citizenship, Racism and Legislation.
- 25.4.2013, Mixed Cities in Israel, Haifa
University, Organizer and Chair: Haifa as a Model.
- 16.5.2013, Multiculturalism and Inter-Faith
Dialogue in a Mixed City, Akko (Acre), Promoting Intercultural Relations in the
- 23.6.2013, Haifa Round Tables, The Cinematic
- Haifa, Leader.
- 17.6.2013, Afternoons with IPCRI: Economic
and Political Change in Palestine, Haifa University, Co-organizer.
- 30.6.2013, Index of Arab-Jewish
Relations in Israel 2012, The Israel Democracy Institute – Jerusalem, Co-organizer.
- 15.9.2013, Fostering Culture of
Peace, Haifa University, Co-organizer and panelist: The Contribution of
- 18-19.11. 2013, The Image of the
Other: Interreligious and Intercultural Education, King Abdallah bin Abdulaziz
Center, Wien, Participant.
- 23-25.5. 2014, Enhancing
Interfaith Dialogue as a Means for Democratic Development, Prizren, Kosovo, Participant.
- Sufism and the Modern World, Near Eastern Studies Department, Princeton
- ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri’s Legacy in Late Ottoman Damascus, Divinity
School, Duke University, 5.4.1999.
- The Naqshbandi Order in Central Asia and Beyond, The Open Society
Institute, Tashkent, 30.3.2002.
- Mysticism and Politics in the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, Osmania
University, Hyderabad, 5.2.2003.
- Mysticism and Politics in the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, Aligarh Muslim
University, Aligarh, 11.2.2003.
- From the Sufi Brotherhood to the Modern Islamic Association: The
Case of Syria, Forum Baer, Tel-Aviv University, 4.4.2003.
- 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,
- Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses: Reality and Imagination, The
Historian’s Stage, University of Haifa, 1.2.2006.
- Islamic Fundamentalism and the Dialectics of Enlightenment, Forum
Baer, Tel-Aviv University, 13.4.2007.
- Appraisal, in honor of Prof. Sara Sviri’s The Sufis: Anthology, The
Qasimi College, Baqa al-Gharbiyya, 29.5.2008.
- The Islamic Other: Fundamentalism and Sufism in the Muslim World
and Beyond, Public talk, Oklahoma University, 14.10.2008.
- Genealogies of Fundamentalism: Salafi Discourse in 19th-century
Baghdad, Near Eastern Studies Department, Princeton University, 17.11.2008.
- Hamas in Israeli View, History Department, Dickinson College,
Carlisle PA, 22.1.2009.
- The Muslim Brothers in Syria: Fundamentalism and Democracy, Middle
East Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 30.1.2009.
- The Muslim Brothers in Syria: from Political Participation to Exile,
History Department, Dickinson College, Carlisle PA, 2.2.2009.
- The Naqshbandi Sufi Brotherhood in Modernity and Globalization, Divinity
School, Kyoto University, 6.3.2009.
- The Islamic Other: Fundamentalism and Sufism in the Muslim World
and Beyond, Islamic Area Studies Center, Sophia University, Tokyo, 9.3.2009.
- 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.
- The Ulama and the Modern Muslim Public Sphere, Divinity School, University
of Chicago, 16.4.2009.
- The Islamic Other: Fundamentalism and Sufism in the Muslim World
and Beyond, Middle East Studies, Bridgewater State College, 25.11.2009.
- What is the Salafiyya?, Diwan, The Open University , 27.1.2010.
- India and the Middle East: Center and Periphery in Modern Islamic
Networking, Forum Baer, Tel-Aviv University, 12.11.2010.
- Does Sufis Have Place in the Modern Age?, Yad Ben-Zvi, 19.2.2014.
- Post-Sufi Organizations, Sufi Research Group, Tel-Aviv University, 9.6.2014.
- Islamic Space in the Global Age, Forum Baer, Tel-Aviv University, 14.11.2014.
- Martyrdom in Modern Islam, Book Launching, The Hebrew University, 15.12.2014.
- The Islamic State and the Rules of Jihad, The Historians Podium, Cinematic
- Shi'i Sectarianism in the Middle East, Book Launching, Tel-Aviv
- Arab Spring, Islamic Winter?, Night of Philosophy & Arts, Tel-Aviv,
| No., Name of Student, Title of Thesis, Degree, Date of Completion/In progress.
- 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.
- Meirav Or-Emergi, Representations of the Arabs and the Middle East
in the Writings of Indian Muslim Leaders, 1857-1947,
- Jameel Kittany,
Salafi and Islamist
Attitudes toward the Sufi Trend in Islam: 1970-Present,
- Orit Zuaretz,
Da'wa and Politics in the
Southern Faction of the Islamic Movement in Israel, 1996-2006,
- Dorit Heitner,
Wahhabiyya in Dispute: The
Discourse of the Western Other in Saudi Arabia, 1991-2005,
- Rima Farah,
Identity and Culture:
Israeli Christians in the Face of the Islamic Revival,
- Ziv Orenstein,
Muslim Secularism in
Britain: Discourse and Organization in a Multicultural State,
- Tomer Shporn,
Da'wa and Activism in a
Multi-Confessional Society: Fathi Yakan and the Jama'at Islami in Lebanon, M.A.,
- Amer Marisat,
The Islamic Movement in
Israel and its Da'wa Activity: Sakhnin as Case Study,