Shahzad Bashir

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Shahzad Bashir, Associate Professor and Graduate Director (Yale).

"Specializes in Islamic Studies with primary interests in Sufism Shi'ism, and the intellectual and social history of Persianate Islamic societies (Iran and Central and Southern Asia). He is the author of Messianic Hopes and Mystical Visions: The Nurbakhshiya Between Medieval and Modern Islam and Fazlallah Astarabadi and the Hurufis. His current major projects are books entitled Bodies of God's Friends: Sufism and Society in Medieval Islam (a study in religious history focusing on corporeal themes) and Baha' ad-Din Naqshband: Hagiographic Portraits of a Sufi Saint from Bukhara (translation and study of 15th-century narratives dedicated to a Sufi master)." [1]

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  1. Shahzad Bashir, Stanford University, accessed March 17, 2009.