A Crisis of Confidence Amongst Muslims & How We Read Our Scripture
Speaker: Jonathan AC Brown
Islamic Society of Nevada (ISON) "Jamia Masjid"
4730 East Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Saturday, Oct. 27th, 2012 at 5:00 pm
Jonathan AC Brown is Associate Professor of Islam and Muslim Christian Relations in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He received his BA in History from Georgetown University in 2000 and his doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago in 2006. Dr. Brown has studied and conducted research in Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, South Africa, India, Indonesia and Iran. His book publications include The Canonization of al-Bukhari and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunni Hadith Canon (Brill, 2007), Hadith: Muhammad’s Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World (Oneworld, 2009), Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Misquoting Muhammad (Oneworld, forthcoming). He has published articles in the fields of Hadith, Islamic law, Sufism, Salafism, Arabic lexical theory and Pre-Islamic poetry and is the editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia ofIslamic Law. Dr. Brown’s current research interests inclUde the history of forgery and historical criticism in Islamic civilization, comparison with the Western tradition; and modern conflicts between Late Sunni Traditionalism and Salafism in Islamic thought.