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Sheila McDonough
,  Female ,  Canadian ,  Professor Emeritus

Sheila McDonough, a McGill’s Ph.D, is an internationally known scholar specializing in Comparative Religion, more particularly Islamics, Her numerous research papers/articles apart, she has already published four books, including The Authority of the Past (1970) and Muslim Ethics and Modernity (1985) – which have evoked enormous interest not only in South Asia, but North America as well. She has also contributed chapters in as many as nine books, including the Encyclopaedia Britannica, new edition, 1972. Among her other faculty, department and external administration positions, she held, in 1972, the office of Resident Director, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi.
Since 1975, Dr. Sheila McDonough has been Professor of Religion at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.


1. “The Muslims in South Asia”, Muslim Perceptions of Other Religions, Oxford University Press, 2000.
2. “The Muslims of Canada”, in Harold Coward, ed., The South Asian Religions Diaspora in Britain, Canada and the United States, State University of New York Press, 2000.
3. “The Impact of Social Change on Muslim Women”, in Morny Joy ed., Gender, Genre and Religion Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1995.
4. “Typology of Religion and Society”, in Tarek Mitri ed., Religion, Law and Society Geneva: WCC Press, 1995.
5. “The Muslims of Montreal”, in Y. Hadded, ed., The Muslim Communities of North America SUNY, 1995.
6. “Post-modernism”, in Beyond Conventional Constructs Lahore, Pakistan Philosophical Congress, 1989.
7. “Modernity in Islamic Thought”, in Modernity and Religion, wilfrid Laurier Press, ed. W. Nicholls, 1987.
8. “Shibli” and “Abid Husain”, in R. Baird, ed., Religion in Modern India, Delhi, Manohar, 1982.
9. “Intuition and Reason in the Thought of Iqbal”, Bruce Lawrence, ed., The Rose and the Rock, Duke University Press, 1980.
10. “Metaphors of change in Early Iqbal”, in C. Naim ed., Iqbal, Jinnah and Pakistan The Vision and the Reality, Foreign & Comparative Studies, South Asian Series, No. 5, 1979.
11. “Iqbal, Buber and Tillich”, Proceedings of the International Colloquium for Iqbal’s Centennial, Lahore, Punjab University Press, 1978.
12. “Iqbal, Gandhi and Muhammad Ali”, in D. Smith ed., Islamic Studies, Essays presented to Niyazxi Berkes, Brill, 1975.
13. “Iqbal”, The Encyclopaedia Britannica, New ed., 1972.
14. “On Teaching Islam to Undergraduates”, in J.J. Waardenburg, Humaniorum Islamica I, 1972.
15. “Translation from Parwez”, in A. Ahmed, ed., Readings in Muslim Self-Statement from India and Pakistan, N.Y. Columbia University Press, 1970.
16. “The Mosque of Cordoba”, in Anwar S. Dil, ed., Pakistan Forum I, Abbotabad, W. Pakistan, 1970.
17. Sheila McDonough and Sajida Alvi, “The Canadian Council of Muslim Women”, in The Muslims World, Spring 2002, Hartford, Connecticut.
18. Sheila McDonough “Wilfred Cantwell Smith in Lahore 1940-1951”, in Studies in Contemporary Islam, Vol. 3, no. I, Spring 2001. Center for Islamic Studies, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.
19. “What the Study of Religion Can offer to Society”, Religiologigues Dept. des Sciences Religeuese, UQAM.
20. “Muslim Response to Harnack”, Journal of the Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham, England.
21. “Iqbal and Nietzsche”, Lonergan Review Lonergan College. Concordia University, Montreal. 1993.
22. “Florence Nightingale: A Study in Heroic Altruism”, in Kathryn Young and Arvind Sharma ed., Annual Review of Women in World Religions [State University of New York Press], 1992.
23. “Yusuf Ali and Mawdudi on Gender in the Qur’an”, in kathryn Young and Arvind Sharma ed., Gender in World Religions [McGill University: Faculty of Religious Studies], 1991.
24. “Iqbal and Buber”, Journal of American Rabbis in Academia, Vol. 2, Society of Rabbis in America, 1991.
25. “The Ottoman Empire in 1910-1920”, in Compass, May, pp. 27,28, 1991.
26. “Les Femmes et I’Islam”, Monique Dumais ed., Recherches Feministes Universite laval, Vol. 3, no. 2, 1990.
27. “Comparative Fundamentalism”, in Ecumenism, vol. 91, pp. 14-16, 1988.
28. “tahirah KeNam: Religion, Ideology & Women in Pakistan”, Studies in Religion, vol. 17, no. 1, 1988.
29. “Iconoclasm in Islamic Art”, Jamal, no. 1, vol. I, Lahore, Pakistan, 1988.
30. “Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy”, Encyclopaedia of Religion, MacMillan Press, 1988.
31. “Mawadudi”, Encyclopaedia of Religion, MacMillan Press, 1988.
32. “Women and Religion”, Review article, Atlantis, Vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 163-169, 1979.
33. “The Qur’an and Patriarchal Religion”, Studies in Religion, Vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 535-550, 1977.
34. “Sense and Sensibility: A survey of Western attitudes to Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam as expressed in various editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica”, Journal of World History, Vol. IX, no. 3, pp. 769-784, 1966.
35. “The Mosque of Cordoba: Vision or Perish”, Published by the Information Division, Embassy of Pakistan, Washington, D.C., 1966.
36. “Pakistan”, The Muslim World, pp. 262-268, 1966.

Books by Sheila McDonough