Publications & Events

Past Publications


Professor Bano has published related works under a previously-held European Research Council Starter Grant, Changing Structures of Islamic Authority and Consequences for Social Change: A Transnational Review (CSIA) (grant number 337108). The six-year project brought together Islamic textual scholars, ethnographers and survey specialists to map the competing theological positions of today's leading Islamic authorities, to examine their real-life consequences, and to explore why young Muslims follow one authority over another. 

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Book cover for Female Islamic Education Movements





Bano, Masooda (2020) Female Islamic Education Movements: The Re-democratisation of Islamic Knowledge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 






Book cover for The Revival of Islamic Rationalism




Bano, Masooda (2017) The Revival of Islamic Rationalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Salafi Social and Political Movements book cover





Bano, Masooda (ed.). (2020) Salafi Social and Political Movements: National and Transnational Contexts. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.





miaasc v1




Bano, Masooda (ed.). (2018) Modern Islamic Authority and Social Change Vol 1: Evolving Debates in the Muslim-Majority Countries. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 






Cover of Modern Islamic Authority volume 2




Bano, Masooda (ed.). (2018) Modern Islamic Authority and Social Change Vol 2: Evolving Debates in the West. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.


Bano, M. (2017). At the Tipping Point?: al-Azhar’s Growing Crisis of Moral Authority. International Journal of Middle East Studies

Forthcoming Publications

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