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Asma Afsaruddin

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Expert Bio

Professor Asma Afsaruddin is an expert on Islamic studies, including Islamic religious and political thought, contemporary Islamic movements, gender roles and Islam in modern society. Her latest book is “Contemporary Issues in Islam.”

Areas of Expertise

Pre-modern and modern Islamic religious and political thought; Quranic hermeneutics; Hadith criticism; exegetical, legal and ethical perspectives on jihad and martyrdom; Muslim attitudes toward the People of the Book; Islam and religious pluralism; gender roles.

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