Suleiman A. Mourad
On sabbatical 2012-13
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Suleiman Ali Mourad received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2004. He teaches courses on Islamic history and religion, comparative themes in monotheistic religions (Jerusalem, Holy Land, Crusades), and on theory and method in the study of religion.
Professor Mourad's research and publications focus on medieval Islamic history and religious thought, including Qur'anic studies, the presentation of Jesus in the Qur'an and Islamic tradition, the Islamic counter-Crusade jihad-ideology, and the holiness of Jerusalem. He is the author of Early Islam between Myth and History: al-Hasan al-Basri (d. 110H/728CE) and The Formation of His Legacy in Classical Islamic Scholarship (Brill 2005), and co-editor of Jerusalem: Idea and Reality (Routledge 2008).