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Feryal Salem

Assistant Professor of Islamic Scriptures and Law
Co-Director, Islamic Chaplaincy Program
Associate Editor, The Muslim World


  • Ph.D. (The University of Chicago)
  • M.A. (The University of Chicago)
  • B.A. (Wayne State University)


Dr. Feryal Salem is Assistant Professor of Islamic Scriptures and Law at the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Co-Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program, and Associate Editor of the Muslim World at Hartford Seminary. Her research specializes on early Islamic thought with an emphasis on the foundations of Islamic scripture, hadith methodology, Sufism, and hermeneutics in classical Islamic texts. She received her Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.  Her forthcoming book, The Emergence of Early Sufi Piety and Sunni Scholasticism: ‘Abdallah b. al-Mubarak and the Formation of Sunni Identity in the Second Islamic Century, which will be published as a part of Brill’s Islamic History and Civilization series, explores the formative period of Islamic thought as embodied in the foundational role of Ibn al-Mubarak. It also examines related topics such as the development of Islamic theology, law, prophetic traditions (hadith) and Sufism as part of the Islamic scholarly tradition.

More information about her book can be found here: http://www.brill.com/products/book/emergence-early-sufi-piety-and-sunni-scholasticism







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