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Dissertations

The NISIS dissertation portal provides an overview of (recent) PhD dissertations completed at one of the nine participating universities of NISIS in the field of Islam and Muslim societies.

List of dissertations (by date):

NIẒᾹM KᾹMIL WA-SHᾹMIL: The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt As reflected in al-da‘wa and liwā’ al-’islām (1976-1981 1987-1988)

Author: Kiki Santing
Date and place of PhD defence: 29 June 2017, University of Groningen
More info on dissertation available at Groningen repository.

Dissonant Voices: Islam-inspired music in Morocco and the politics of religious sentiments

Author: Nina ter Laan
Date and place of PhD defence: 19 December 2016, Radboud University
Full text available via Radboud Repository.

Cosmopolis of Law: Islamic legal ideas and texts across the Indian Ocean and Eastern Mediterranean Worlds

Author: Mahmood Kooriadathodi
Date and place of PhD defence: 14 December 2016, Leiden University
Full text available via Leiden Repository.

The Afterlife in Mind: Piety and Renunciatory Practice in the 2nd/8th- and early 3rd/9th-Century Books of Renunciation (Kutub al-Zuhd)

Author: Yunus Yaldiz
Date and place of PhD defence: 17 October 2016, Utrecht University
Full text available via Utrecht University Repository.

Shi'i Muslim youth in the Netherlands: Negotiating Shi'i fatwas and rituals in the Dutch context

Author: Annemeik Schlatmann
Date and place of PhD defence: 6 June 2016, Utrecht University
No full text available. 

The religious polemics of the Muslims of Late Medieval Christian Iberia: Identity and religious authority in Mudejar Islam

Author: Mònica Colominas Aparicio
Date and place of PhD defence: 29 April 2016, University of Amsterdam.
Partial text available via UvA-DARE.

Shared questions, diverging answers: Muḥammad ʿAbduh and his interlocutors on "religion" in a globalizing world

Author: Ammeke Kateman
Date and place of PhD defence: 4 March 2016, University of Amsterdam.
Partial text available via UvA-DARE

Book ownership in Ottoman Sarajevo 1707-1828

Author: Asim Zubcevic
Date and place of PhD defence: 11 November 2015, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

Contesting Religious Authority: A study on Dakwah radio in Surakarta, Indonesia

Author: Sunarwoto
Date and place of PhD defence: 10 November 2015, Tilburg University.
Full text available via Tilburg University research portal.

Seeing God in This World and the Otherworld: Crossing Boundaries in Sufi Commentaries on the Qurʿān

Author: Pieter Coppens
Date and place of PhD defence: 11 September 2015, Utrecht University.
No full text available.

Islamic courts and women's divorce rights in Indonesia. The cases of Cianjur and Bulukumba

Author: Stijn van Huis
Date and place of PhD defence: 8 September 2015, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

A century of hands: work, communities, and identities among the Ayt Khebbash fossil artisans in a Moroccan Oasis

Author: Mayuka Tanabe
Date and place of PhD defence: 17 June 2015, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

“Authentic Islam” : the religious profile of Taqī al-Dīn al-Hilālī (1893-1987) as reflected in his fatwas

Author: Abdesammad El Amraoui 
Date and place of PhD defence: 6 May 2015, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository

There is no doubt. Muslim scholarship and society in 17th-century Central Sudanic Africa

Author: Dorrit van Dalen
Date and place of PhD defense: 22 April 2015, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

Islamic divorces in Europe: Bridging the gap between European and Islamic legal orders

Author: Pauline Kruiniger
Date and place of PhD defense: 17 December 2014, Maastricht University.
Full text available via Maastricht repository.

Pakistani Marriages and the Private International Laws of Germany and England

Author: Kaiser Chaudhary
Date and place of PhD defense: 22 December 2014, Maastricht University.
No full text available.

Shouting in a Desert: Dutch missionary encounters with Javanese Islam, 1850-1910

Author: Maryse Kruithof
Date and place of PhD defense: 11 December 2014, Erasmus University.
Full text available via Erasmus repository.

The Islamic Bookbinding Tradition. A Book Archaeological Study

Author: Karin Scheper
Date and place of PhD defense: 12 October 2014, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

The Sung home: Narrative, morality, and the Kurdish nation

Author: Akke Wendelmoet Hamelink
Date and place of PhD defense: 9 October 2014, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

Islamic burials in the Netherlands and Belgium. Legal, religious and social aspects

Author: Khadija Kadrouch-Outmany
Date and place of PhD defense: 16 September 2014, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

Speaking of home: Home and identity in the multivoiced narratives of descendants of Moroccan and Turkish migrants in the Netherlands.

Author: Femke Stock
Date and place of PhD defense: 11 September 2014, University of Groningen.
More info on dissertation available at Groningen repository.

Ontmoetingen tussen Marokkaanse Nederlanders en de Marokkaanse overheid: Een antropologisch perspectief

Author: Merel Kahmann
Date and place of PhD defense: 16 April 2014, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

Sisters in Islam. Women's conversion and the politics of belonging: A Dutch case study

Author: Vanessa Vroon
Date and place of PhD defense: 9 April 2014, University of Amsterdam.
Full text available via UvA-DARE

The rise of a capital: On the development of al-Fusṭāṭ’s relationship with its hinterland, 18/639-132/750

Author: Jelle Bruning
Date and place of PhD defense: 2 April 2014, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

'Maybe I'm still his wife'. Transnational divorce in Dutch-Moroccan and Dutch-Egyptian families

Author: Iris Sportel
Date and place of PhD defense: 18 February 2014, Radboud University.
Full text available via Radboud repository.

Nurturing the Salalfi Manhaj: A Study of Salafi Pesantrens in Contemporary Indonesia

Author: Din Wahid
Date and place of PhD defense: 27 January 2014, Utrecht University.
Full text available via Igitur repository.

Salafism in Lebanon. Local and Transnational Resources

Author: Zoltan Pall
Date and place of PhD defense: 14 January 2014, Utrecht University.
Full text available via Igitur repository.

Pouvoir et territoire: L'administration islamique en Moyenne-Égypte pré-ṭūlūnide (642-868)

Author: Marie Legendre
Date and place of PhD defense: 12 December 2013, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

Contesting sharia: State law, decentralization and Minangkabau custom

Author: Yasrul Huda
Date and place of PhD defense: 4 December 2013, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

Female Religious Agents in Morocco: Old Practices and New Perspectives

Author: Aziza Ouguir
Date and place of PhD defense: 29 November 2013, University of Amsterdam.
Full text available via UvA-DARE.

Laverend langs grenzen: Transnationale gezinnen en Nederlands en islamitisch familie- en nationaliteitsrecht

Author: Friso Kulk
Date and place of PhD defense: 7 October 2013, Radboud University.
Full text available via Radboud repository.

Family law in Syria: A plurality of laws, norms, and legal practices

Author: Esther van Eijk
Date and place of PhD defense: 19 September 2013, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

Le livre décisif sur les religions et les sectes d'Ibn Hazm: Entre l'histoire du texte et la critique textuelle

Author: Samir Kaddouri
Date and place of PhD defense: 18 September 2013, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

Learning to be authentic. Religious practices of German and Dutch Muslims following the Salafiyya in forums and chat rooms

Author: Carmen Becker
Date and place of PhD defense: 9 September 2013, Radboud University.
No full text available.

Islam and politics in Madura: Ulama and other local leaders in search of influence (1990-2010)

Author: Yanwar Pribadi
Date and place of PhD defense: 28 August 2013, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

Joy and sorrow in early Muslim Egypt: Arabic papyrus letters, text and content

Author: Khaled Younes
Date and place of PhD defense: 27 August 2013, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

Codifying a jurist’s law: Islamic criminal legislation and Supreme Court case law in the Sudan under Numairi and Bashīr

Author: Olaf Köndgen
Date and place of PhD defense: 12 June 2013, Univeristy of Amsterdam.
Full text available via UvA-DARE.

Becoming better Muslims Religious authority and ethical improvement in Aceh, Indonesia

Author: David Kloos
Date and place of PhD defense: 5 January 2013, VU University Amsterdam.
Full text available via VU-DARE.

After the tsunami: The remaking of everyday life in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Author: Annemarie Samuels
Date and place of PhD defense: 29 November 2012, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

Between History and Legend: The Biography of the Prophet Muhammad by Ibn Shihāb al-Zuhrī

Author: Nicolet Boekhoeff - van der Voort
Date and place of PhD defense: 23 January 2012, Radboud University. 
Full text available via Radboud repository

Islamic Criminal Law in Northern Nigeria: Politics, Religion, Judicial Practice

Author: Gunnar Weimann.
Date and place of PhD defense: 15 December 2010, University of Amsterdam.
Full text available via UvA-Dare.

A quietist Jihadi-Salafi: The ideology and influence of Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi

Author: Joas Wagemakers 
Date and place of PhD defense: 16 November 2010, Radboud University.
Full text available via Radboud repository.

Rhythms and rhymes of life: Music and identification processes of Dutch-Moroccan youth

Author: Miriam Gazzah
Date en place of PhD defense: 8 September 2008, Radboud University.
Full text available via Radboud repository.

Islamic reformism and Christianity: A critical reading of the works of Muhammad Rashid Rida and his associates (1898-1935)

Author: Amr Ryad
Date and place of PhD defense: 12 June 2008, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.

Islam and disability: Perspectives in islamic theology and jurisprudence

Author: Mohammed Ghaly
Date and place of PhD defense: 27 February 2008, Leiden University.
Full text available via Leiden repository.