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Twelver Imami Shiite Views on the Variant Readings of the Quran: Legal and Theological Implications
November 30, 2017 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Professor Nasser teaches Arabic literature as well as Islamic Civilizations courses. He previous posting was as a University Lecturer in Classical Arabic studies at the University of Cambridge (UK), in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Shady started his PhD at Harvard University in Arabic and Islamic studies under the supervision of Wolfhart Heinrichs. He completed his PhD in 2011. From 2009-2012 he was a senior lector of Arabic and the coordinator of the Arabic language program at Yale University. In 2013, he was appointed University Lecturer in Classical Arabic studies at the University of Cambridge (UK). Nasser’s research interest is Qur’anic studies in general with particular focus on the history of the transmission of the text, its language, and its reception among the early Muslim community. Pre-Islamic and early Islamic poetry, Akhbār Literature, and Ḥadith transmission, are also among Nasser’s research interests.
Co-sponsors: The Committee on Study of Religion, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Legal Studies Program (Law & Social Change), Julius-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish & Israeli Law