Professor Yahya Michot [Hartford Seminary, USA], Professor Jon Hoover [University of Nottingham, UK], Dr. Yasir Qadhi [Islamic Seminary of America], and hosted by Andrew Booso [Islamic Courses]
Professor Yahya Michot (Hartford Seminary, USA)Professor Yahya M. Michot is one of the world’s leading experts on Ibn Taymiyyah. He was director of the Centre for Arabic Philosophy at the University of Louvain in Belgium where he has delivered courses in Arabic, History of Arabic Philosophy, History of Muslim Peoples and Institutions of Islam, and Commentary on Arabic Philosophical Texts. His main field of research is the History of Muslim Thought with special reference to Avicenna (Ibn Sina), his predecessors and his impact on Sunni thought, and Ibn Taymiyyah. His recent book is “Ibn Taymiyya: Against Extremisms. A Reader”. He is the founder and director of the collection ‘Sagesses Musulmanes’. Currently, he is a retired Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Macdonald Center, Hartford Seminary, USA. For a full list please visit: www.hartsem.edu/faculty/yahya-michot
Jon Hoover (University of Nottingham, UK)Professor Jon Hoover is a specialist on Ibn Taymiyyah. He majored in Theological Studies from the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Indiana, followed by Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Birmingham. He has taught Islamic Studies at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut and is currently teaching, researching, and supervising Islamic Studies at the Department of Theology and the Religious Studies University of Nottingham, UK. His expertise and areas of special interest include Islamic intellectual history, medieval Islamic theology and philosophy, the thought of Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, and Christian-Muslim relations. Some of the publications, articles, and journals include Ibn Taymiyya’s Theodicy of Perpetual Optimism (2007). Ibn Taymiyya. Oxford Bibliographies Online.(2012) Ḥanbalī Theology Oxford Handbooks Online. (2014) Christian-Muslim relations: a bibliographical history. (2012) For a full list please visit: www.nottingham.ac.uk/theology/people/jon.hoover
Dr. Yasir Qadhi (Islamic Seminary of America, USA)Yasir Qadhi is the Resident Scholar of the East Plano Islamic Center. He is also the Dean of The Islamic Seminary of America. Yasir graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences and then completed an M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah. He then returned to America and completed a PhD in Religious Studies from Yale University. He has authored several books, published academic articles, and appeared on numerous satellite and TV stations around the globe. His online videos are of the most popular and highly-watched Islamic videos in English.
Jon Hoover (University of Nottingham, UK)Andrew Booso was born and raised in London, England. After completing a Law degree at the London School of Economics, he has pursued traditional Islamic studies (with pivotal guidance from Shaykh Akram Nadwi) and has edited numerous texts for various Islamic publishers, including Islamic Texts Society and Turath. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Al-Salam Institute, seminar coordinator for Islamic Courses (London), and the director of the Safeenah Fellowship. He had been working on a new edition of the late Shaykh Mustafa al-A‘zami’s History of the Qur’anic Text and edited a number of translated texts associated with the Deoband movement by Ashraf Ali Thanawi, Husain Ahmad Madani, Abdullah Gangohi, Taqi Usmani, Salman Mansurpuri, and the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind.
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