Languages of din: Place, history, and paths

Timur Hammond

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In this commentary, I engage with James Sidaway's recent article, ‘Beyond the Decolonial: Critical Muslim Geographies’. I respond to its contributions and provocations by asking two linked questions. First, what is the place of language in these critical Muslim geographies? I suggest that geographers should situate their engagement with key terms in their contexts, a project that complicates how terms like din are taken to be a core part of Muslim geographies. Second, I ask how we are to understand the ‘Muslim’ of Muslim geographies. Our answer to that question has consequences for how we understand our categories of practice and analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-376
Number of pages5
JournalDialogues in Human Geography
Issue number3
StateAccepted/In press - 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Ahmet Süheyl Ünver
  • Henri Lefebvre
  • Islam
  • Islamic humanities
  • language
  • orientalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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