About the Author

Rebecca Masterton graduated with a degree in Japanese language and literature; a Masters in Comparative East Asian and African literature and a PhD in Islamic mystical literature of West Africa from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Having been a presenter for Press TV and lectured at Birkbeck College, University of London, she now teaches Islamic mysticism at the Islamic College for Advanced Studies.

Links to Other Work:

http://jis.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/19/1/36.pdf

http://www.q-news.com/365.pdf

http://www.qasida.org/winners2005.html

http://jis.oxfordjournals.org/reports/mfr_all_7.dtl

http://jis.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/18/3/436