1) The Iranian Revolution: A Global History. Under contract with Princeton University Press.

2) In a Pure Muslim Land. Shiʿism between Pakistan and the Middle East (Durham, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2019), Islamic Networks and Muslim Civilization Series.

3) Proper Signposts for the Camp. The Reception of Classical Authorities in the Ǧihādī Manual al-ʿUmda fī Iʿdād al-ʿUdda (Würzburg: Ergon, 2011).

4) Simon Wolfgang Fuchs and Stephanie Garling (eds.), Religion in Diktatur und Demokratie – Zur Bedeutung von religiösen Werten, Praktiken und Institutionen in politischen Transformationsprozessen (The Role of Religion in Dictatorship and Democracy. Studies on the Importance of Religious Values, Practices, and Institutions during Political Transformations)(Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2011)

Edited Special Issues

(Together with Maria-Magdalena Fuchs): guest editor of the forthcoming special issue “Religious Minorities in Pakistan”, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 43,1 (2020)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

1) “Casting aside the Clutches of Conjecture: Striving for Religious Certainty at Aligarh”, Islamic Law and Society (forthcoming 2020)

2) “Legalised Pedigrees: Sayyids and Shiʿi Islam in Pakistan,” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (2020), available online first (part of a special issue on Sayyidness in South Asia, edited by Laurence Gautier and Julien Levesque)

3) “Reclaiming the Citizen: Christian and Shi‘i Engagements with the Pakistani State”, special issues “Religious Minorities in Pakistan”, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 43,1 (2020): 101-118

4) (Together with Maria-Magdalena Fuchs), “Introduction: Religious Minorities in Pakistan: Social Belonging, Identities, and Citizenship,” special issue “Religious Minorities in Pakistan”, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 43,1 (2020): 52-67

5) “Faded Networks: The Overestimated Saudi Legacy of anti-Shi‘i Sectarianism in Pakistan”, Global Discourse 9,4 (2019): 703-715

6) „Von Schiiten lernen: Der Reiz des Martyriums für sunnitische Gruppen in Pakistan und Afghanistan,” (Learning from Shiʿites: The Appeal of Martyrdom for Sunni Groups in Pakistan and Afghanistan) BEHEMOTH – A Journal on Civilisation 12,1 (2019): 52-68

7) “Third Wave Shiʿism: Sayyid ʿArif Husain al-Husaini and the Impact of the Iranian Revolution in Pakistan,” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 24,3 (2014): 493-510

8) “Failing Transnationally: Local Intersections of Science, Medicine, and Sectarianism in Modernist Shiʿi Writings,” Modern Asian Studies 48,2 (2014): 433-467

9) “Do Excellent Surgeons Make Miserable Exegetes? Negotiating the Sunni Tradition in the ǧihādī Camps,” Die Welt des Islams 53,2 (2013): 192-237,

10) Ḥosayn ʿAlī Montaẓarī, “Religious Government and Human Rights (Ḥokūmat-e dīnī va ḥoqūq-e ensān),” trans. Simon Wolfgang Fuchs, Die Welt des Islams, 52,1 (2012): 69-102,

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

1) “Glossy Global Leadership: Unpacking the Multilingual Religious Thought of the Afghan Jihad,” in Nile Green (ed), Afghanistan’s Islam: From Conversion to the Taliban (Oakland: University of California Press, 2017), 189-206 and 299-307

2) “Modernismus im Blut: Muhammad al-Chalisis medizinisch-technologische Lesart des schiitischen Islams (Bloody Modernism: Muhammad al-Khalisi’s medical-technological reading of Shi‘ite Islam),” in Constanze Breuer and Sebastian Böhmer (eds), Technologien des Glaubens: Schubkräfte zwischen technologischer Entwicklung und religiösen Diskursen (Halle/Saale: Acta Historica Leopoldina, 2017), 85-99

 3) “The Long Shadow of the State: The Iranian Revolution, Saudi Influence, and the Shifting Arguments of Anti-Shi‘i Sectarianism in Pakistan,” in Laurence Louër and Christophe Jaffrelot (eds), Pan-Islamic Connections. Transnational Networks Between South Asia and the Gulf (London: Hurst, 2017), 217-232 and 290-300


For an overview of my book reviews, published in Islamic Law and Society, Bulletin of SOAS, Die Welt des Islams, Annales HSS, Contemporary Islam, Review of Middle East Studies, and International Quarterly for Asian Studies, check out my profile.

The main mosque of Barsian, about 42km east of Isfahan, Iran.