Henry Corbin’s Iranian Islam published in Italian language

Iran Book News Agency has reported that the first volume of Henry Corbin’s “Iranian Islam collection” has just been released in an Italian language edition. Although lesser known than many more contemporary works, Corbin’s Iranian Islam is considered something of a classic in its field, and deals with the more Gnostic and esoteric side of the […]

Hijab: beyond the stereotype

“The hijab — the Muslim headscarf — is a simple item of clothing that has the power to represent complex and even contradictory ideas — from tradition and social conservatism to revolution and democracy (or the hope of democracy, e.g., via the Arab Spring). The symbolism of the hijab depends partly on in which country […]