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Suleiman A. Mourad
Professor of Religion

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Suleiman Ali Mourad was born in Lebanon and did his college education at the American University of Beirut. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2004. He teaches courses on Islamic history and religion, and on Jerusalem, the Holy Land, and the Crusades.

Professor Mourad's research and publications focus on medieval Islamic history and religious thought, including Qur'anic studies, the Islamic counter-Crusade jihad-ideology, the holiness of Jerusalem, and the presentation of Jesus and Mary in the Qur'an and Islamic tradition. He is the author of Early Islam between Myth and History (Brill 2005), co-editor of Jerusalem: Idea and Reality (Routledge 2008), and co-author of The Radicalization of Sunni Jihad Ideology in the Crusader Period (Ashgate 2011).