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Notes

1. Members of the Joint Committee in 1990–91 included William R. Roff (Emeritus, Columbia University), chair; Lila Abu-Lughod (New York University), Richard Bulliett (Columbia University), Christian Decobert (Institut Français d’Archaelogie Orientale, Cairo), Ali Hilal Dessouki (University of Cairo), William Graham (Harvard University), Muhammad Khalid Masud (Islamic Research Institute, Islamabad), Barbara D. Metcalf (University of California, Davis), and M. Nazif Shahrani (Indiana University). [BACK]

2. A first fruit of these meetings has been published, with papers organized around the themes of doctrines of travel; travel accounts; pilgrims and migrants; and saints, scholars, and travel (Eickelman and Piscatori 1990). Additional volumes are forthcoming: one on fatwas,Islamic Legal Interpretation: Muftis and their Fatwas, edited by David Powers, Brinkley Messick, and Khalid Masud (Harvard University Press); a second on the Tablighi Jama‘at (based on a conference held at the Royal Commonwealth Society, London, June 1990), being edited by Khalid Masud; and a third on transnational da‘wa organizations based on a conference organized by James Piscatori (Aberystwyth, October 1992). [BACK]


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