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
|Occupation||Assistant 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]
- Veiled Heroes: Muslim Women, Liberation, and Popular Culture, co-authored with Kimberly Fox and Wajahat Ali, Lexington Books, December 2017
- Pilgrimage in Islam: Traditional and Modern Practices, Oneworld, June 2017
- Muslims in the Western Imagination, Oxford University Press, 2015
Articles[edit | edit source]
- Filming Iran: Argo and the 1979 Iranian Revolution in Hollywood Film, Islamic Perspective in Journal of Islamic Studies and Humanities , around 2011 – 2012
- Glass Palaces: The Role of Aineh-Kari in Shi’a Pilgrimage, in Shi’a Studies , 2011
- Light upon Light: Aineh-Kari in Shi’a Pilgrimage Architecture, in Journal of the Society for Arts in Religion and Theological Studies , 2011
- “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.