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Zahiye Kundos

Zahiye Kundos is a scholar of modern Arabic literature, culture, and religion. She is a postdoctoral fellow of the Minerva Stiftung and the Forum Transregionale Studien (Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe research program), Berlin. She is currently working on an book entitled, In the Name of God We Will Be Modern (Once Again): Jamāl al-Dīn Al-Afghānī, Muḥammad ʿAbduh, and the Critique of Modernity.


Faith Without Compulsion: Reflections on Iran

Above and beyond the heartache that recent events in Iran engender among Muslims and people who are in solidarity with us, it harms what we truly and communally care about: finding creative ways to reassert who we are and what we stand for.

Who Are We, the Palestinians?

This essay is a backward journey to beginnings, belongings and theological political anxieties.