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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.


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