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Muslim Voices and Lives in the Contemporary World

  • Frances Trix
  • John Walbridge
  • Linda Walbridge

Table of contents

About this book


This book tells the stories of eleven remarkable people in the Islamic world, from a religious musician in Pakistan who sings the sufferings of the saints and hopes to bring reconciliation to his country, to the son of one of the greatest Shi'ite scholars of Iraq who was murdered trying to restore peace in his city.


America Islam Wine

Editors and affiliations

  • Frances Trix
    • 1
  • John Walbridge
    • 1
  • Linda Walbridge
  1. 1.IstanbulTurkey

About the editors

FRANCES TRIX is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology at Indiana University, USA. 

JOHN WALBRIDGE is a professor of Near Eastern Languages at Indiana University, USA, specializing in Islamic Philosophy, Science, and Education.

The late LINDA WALBRIDGE was a cultural anthropologist who specialized in Shi'ism and minorities in Islamic countries.

Bibliographic information


"Provides in-depth portraits of ordinary Muslims in a variety of every-day contexts in order to overcome insidious Western stereotypes." - Richard Antoun, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton

"This is an outstanding collection of the personal lives of a variety of persons who are believers of Islam and for whom their religion is an important part of their daily lives. It is extremely well written and contains interesting stories that simultaneously convey a great deal of first hand material, as well as underlying aspects of Islamic life." - Barbara C. Aswad, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University