A research grant from Shenandoah University’s Center for Islam in the Contemporary World (CICW) helped Matthew Kuiper, formerly an assistant professor of Religious Studies at Missouri State University, complete his recent book on Islamic da‘wa (“inviting” to Islam, or Islamic mission). The book, Da‘wa: A Global History of Islamic Missionary Thought and Practice, is set to be published in February 2021 by Edinburgh University Press. Part I, or Chapters 1-4, covers Islamic missionary thought and practice from the Qur’an to roughly 1700 CE. Part II, or Chapters 5-7, covers Islamic missionary thought and practice in early modern and modern times.
Matthew J. Kuiper
Assistant Professor of Religion, Hope College