From the very beginning, I did not intend to realize this blog project alone, for the time being however, I am still the sole responsible person. My aim is to cooperate with other bloggers, interview guests, translators, photographers and illustrators in the future, all of which shall then be mentioned on this page in alphabetical order.

Vincent Vaessen

Undergraduate and student assistant at the Oriental Institute at Cologne University


Vincent Vaessen: Review of: Mir-Kasimov, Orkhan: “Words of Power. Ḥurūfī teachings between Shiʿism and Sufism in medieval Islam. The original doctrine of Faḍl Allāh Astarābādī”. London/New York: I.B. Tauris 2015 (The Institute of Ismaili Studies, Shiʿi Heritage Series 3), in: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 109 (2019), translated from German into English by the author, Publication available online.