Sophia Rose Arjana

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Sophia Rose Arjana is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Kentucky University.

Sophia Rose Arjana
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OccupationAssistant Professor and Author

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Ph.D. in Religion from University of Denver & Iliff School of Theology in 2011
  • M.T.S. (Honors) in Ethics and Theology from Candler School of Theology in 1997
  • M.A. in Art History and Archaeology from Columbia University in 1994
  • B.A (Honors) in Pacific Island Studies from Hawaii Pacific University & University of Waikato in 1993    

Books[edit | edit source]

Articles[edit | edit source]

  • “Fana/Baqa.” Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia, 2015    
  • “Dreaming.” Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia,2015         
  • “Islam,” Encyclopedia of Economics and Society, Co-authored with de Rooij, Laurens. Frederick F.  Wherry and J. Geoffrey Golson, 2015  

Her vision towards Imam Hussain[edit | edit source]

In her book called “ Pilgrimage in Islam: Traditional and Modern Practices”, she explained the tragedy of Ashura in detail due to the importance of this tragedy on pilgrimage among Muslim people. In addition, she introduced Ruqayya and her experience throughout the tragedy and after.

In the following chapters of this book, she explained the religious rituals in Muharram. She used Ali Asghar’s rituals as an example to show how Muslims show their sadness during this month.

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