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Board of Scholars

 
 

Professor Amir Hussain:
Dr. Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and the chairperson of CFGU Board of Scholars. His research focuses on Muslim communities in North America. Dr. Hussain teaches and publishes about Islam and Muslim lives. He also teaches about comparative religion and interfaith dialogue.

Professor Hussain received his B.Sc., M.A. and Ph. D. all from University of Toronto, Canada. Previously he had taught at California State University at Northridge, California. More...

 
 
Professor Ebrahim Moosa:
Ebrahim Moosa is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of History and the Kroc Institute for International Studies. He was previously Professor of Religion and Islamic Studies at Duke University. His interests span both classical and modern Islamic thought with a special focus on Islamic law, history, ethics and theology. Professor Moosa was named Carnegie Scholar in 2005.

Professor Moosa earned his MA and PhD from the University of Cape Town. Previously he taught at the University of Cape Town's Department of Religious Studies in South Africa till 1998. He was visiting professor at Stanford University 1998-2001 prior to joining Notre dame. More...

 
 

Professor Liyakat Takim:
Professor Liyakat Takim is the Sharjah Chair in Global Islam at McMaster University in Canada. A prolific writer and speaker he has authored more than one hundred and twenty scholarly works which have been published in various journals, books, and encyclopedia. He has written on a wide range of topics such as reformation in Islam, the role of custom in shaping Islamic law, Islam in the western diaspora, Islamic fundamentalism, Islamic mystical tradition, Islamophobia, the treatment of women in Islam law and many other topics. More...

 
 

Professor Marcia Hermansen:
Dr. Marcia Hermansen is Director of the Islamic World Studies Program and Professor in the Theology Department at Loyola University Chicago where she teaches courses in Islamic Studies and the academic study of religion. She received her Ph. D. from the University of Chicago in Arabic and Islamic Studies. More...