SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

PhD Students


Yaser Almatrfi
Yaser Matir Almatrfi

Transformations in the Attitude of the Ahl al-Ḥadīth School towards the Engagement in Theological Polemics (Al Kalam)

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Ayse Kara
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Istanbul through Moroccan Travellers’ Eyes from 16th to 18th Century: a Comparative Study of Moroccan-Ottoman Travel Writing


Amina Khatun
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Muslim women mystics: The faith stories of contemporary British Muslim women in the transnational Bani Alawiyya Tarīqa of Hadhramawt


Ummugulsum Kurukol
Ummugulsum Kurukol

Riḥla: Interpreting the Islamic city through Muslim Travellers by revisiting the meaning of travel from the medieval period to early modern times.

Seán Pieper
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Assessing the Impact of Greco-Roman Texts on British and German Writers’ Perception of Iran in the Qajar Period