Nebil Husayn, Ph.D.
Office hours: T 4:00-5:00pm
Nebil Ahmed Husayn is a specialist in the field of Islamic studies. His research broadly encompasses the development of Islamic theology and historiography. Professor Husayn has also explored questions related to authoritarianism in the Middle East, the caliphate, and the development of early Islamic law. He is also interested in the role of skepticism in modern Muslim interpretations of the Qur'an and hadith. He has previously taught courses that introduced students to medieval and modern Islamic texts (i.e. exegesis of Qur'an, hadith, history, theology, and law).
Professor Husayn obtained his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University where he completed a dissertation entitled "The Memory of Ali b. Abi Talib in Early Sunni Thought."
Course offerings include REL 171: Introduction to Islam, REL 370: Islam in Modern Times, and REL 371: Islam and Gender. REL 377: Sufism and REL 376: Shi'ism will be offered occasionally and upon request.
Course offerings in Spring 2017:
REL 103 - One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
REL 171 - Introduction to Islam
WATCH THE COURSE TRAILER FOR REL 171 (OFFERED SPRING 2017)