Suleiman Ali Mourad

Professor of Religion

Suleiman Mourad

Contact & Office Hours

Wright Hall 114

413-585-3618

Education

Ph.D., M.Phil., Yale University

M.A., B.S., B.A., American University of Beirut

Biography

Suleiman Ali Mourad did his undergraduate education at the American University of Beirut, and received his doctorate from Yale University in 2004. He teaches courses on Islamic history, law and religion and on comparative themes in monotheistic religions (Jerusalem, Holy Land, Crusades). His research focuses on Islamic history and religious thought (including jihad ideology, sacredness of Jerusalem, and Quranic studies), and on the challenges of modernity that led to major changes in Muslims’ perception of and attitude towards their own history and classical thought. He  has appeared on numerous film documentaries, such as The Sultan and the Saint, and Jerusalem: Center of the World. His books include The Mosaic of Islam: A Conversation with Perry Anderson (Verso 2016), The Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology in the Crusader Period, with James Lindsay (Brill Publishing, 2013), Jerusalem: Idea and Reality, with Tamar Mayer (Routledge, 2008), and Early Islam between Myth and History (Brill, 2006).