Selected Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. candidate, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh, expected 2020. Focus: Sufyan al-Thawri (d. 778 CE) and Early Qur'anic Exegesis (Tafsir)
  2. MTS (Master of Theological Studies), Harvard University, 2009. Focus: Islamic Studies 
  3. International MA in Peace, Conflict, and Development Studies, Universitat Jaume I (Spain) and University of Innsbruck (Austria), 2007. Focus: Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding.


Research Interests:

  1. Early Qur'anic exegesis (Tafsir)
  2. Qur'anic studies
  3. Early textual traditions in Islam
  4. Text and interpretation
  5. Education and transmission of knowledge in early Muslim societies
  6. Religion, justice, and ethics
  7. Religion, violence/conflict, and peacebuilding
  8. Religion and ecology
  9. Sufism


Undergraduate courses offered at LUMS:

  1. SS 101: Islamic Studies
  2. HIST 235: Jihad: A Social, Political, and Theological History
  3. HIST 236: Classical Sufism
  4. REL 362: Qur'an and its Interpreters: Between text and context




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