Shahzad Bashir | Publications


“Narrating Sight: Dreaming as Visual Training in Persianate Sufi Hagiography.” In Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies, edited by Alexander Knysh and Özgen Felek. Albany: SUNY Press, 2012: 233-247.

“Resisting Assimilation: Encounters with a Small Islamic Sect in Contemporary Pakistan.” In Engaging South Asian Religions:  Boundaries, Appropriations and Resistances, edited by Peter Gottschalk and Mathew Schmalz. Albany: SUNY Press, 2011: 173-190.

“Muḥammad in Ṣūfī Eyes: Prophetic Legitimacy in Medieval Iran and Central Asia.” In Cambridge Companion to Muhammad, edited by Jonathan Brockopp. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010: 201-225.

“Body.” In Key Themes for the Study of Islam, edited by Jamal Elias. Oxford: OneWorld Publications, 2010: 72-92, 388-390.

“Muslims in the History of Kashmir, Ladakh, and Baltistan: A Critical View on Persian and Urdu Sources,” Rivista degli Studi Orientali, Supplemento 2 (2009), 133-144.

“Islamic Tradition and Celibacy.” In Celibacy and Religious Traditions, edited by Carl Olson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007: 133-150.

“The Alphabetical Body: Ḥorūfī Reflections on Language, Script, and the Human Form.” In Proceedings of the Symposium Religious Texts in Iranian Languages, edited by Fereydoun Vahman and Claus Pederson. Copenhagen: Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, 2007: 279-292.

“Shah Ismaʿil and the Qizilbash: Cannibalism in the Religious History of Early Safavid Iran,” History of Religions 45, no. 3 (February 2006): 234-56.

“After the Messiah: The Nurbakhshiyya in Late Timurid and Early Safavid Times.” In Society and Culture in the Early Modern Middle East: Studies on Iran in the Safavid Period, edited by Andrew Newman. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2003: 295-313.

“Deciphering the Cosmos from Creation to Apocalypse: The Hurufiyya Movement and Medieval Islamic Esotericism.” In Imagining the End: Visions of Apocalypse from the Ancient Middle East to Contemporary America, edited by Abbas Amanat and Magnus Bernhardsson. London: I. B. Tauris, 2002: 168-184.

“The Imam’s Return: Messianic Leadership in Late Medieval Shicism.” In The Most Learned of the Shica, edited by Linda Walbridge. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001: 21-33.

“The Risālat al-hudā of Muḥammad Nūrbaḵš: Critical Edition with Introduction,” Rivista degli Studi Orientali 75, nos. 1-4 (2001): 87-137.

“Enshrining Divinity: The Death and Memorialization of Fażlallāh Astarābādī in Ḥurūfī Thought,” Muslim World 90, nos. 3 & 4 (Fall 2000): 289-308.

Encyclopedia entries

“Anarkali,” “Bakhsh, Data Ganj,” “Multan,” “Nurbakhshiya,” and “Muslim Saints” in Encyclopedia of Modern Asia (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2002).

“Anger,” “Consolation,” and “Eternity” in Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2001-2).