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Hussam Timani

Department of Philosophy and Religion - Honors Program


Hussam Timani

Professor

McMurran Hall 258
(757) 594-7931
hussam.timani@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in Islamic Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA in Political Science, University of California, Irvine

Teaching

Islam, world religions.

Research

Modern and classical Islamic thought.

Biography

Dr. Hussam S. Timani is professor of philosophy and religion and co-director of the Middle East and North Africa Studies Program at Christopher Newport University. He is also the series editor of Lexington Studies in Classical and Modern Islamic Thought. Dr. Timani teaches courses on Islam and comparative theology and his research is mainly in the areas of Islamic thought and interfaith studies. Dr. Timani earned his BA in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, and his PhD in Islamic studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of two monographs: Modern Intellectual Readings of the Kharijites (2008) and Takfir in Islamic Thought (2017) and the co-editor of two contributed volumes: Strangers in this World: Multireligious Reflections on Immigration (2015) and Post-Christian Interreligious Liberation Theology (2019). Currently, he is working on a monograph entitled al-Wala’ wa al-Bara’: The Other in Islamic Thought. He has also authored more than twenty book chapters and journal/encyclopedic articles on classical and modern Islamic religious thought, comparative theology, and interfaith studies. Dr. Timani is a frequent speaker on Islam and interfaith dialogue and leads community seminars on scriptural reasoning. He is the recipient of the 2017 National Association for the Advancement of the Colored People (NAACP) Award for leadership and service as interfaith guidepost in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the 2009 Rumi Forum Education Award for service, leadership, and dedication to the cause of dialogue, peace, tolerance, community service, and understanding.

  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Confessing Tawhid and the Trinity in a Globalized World. Palgrave Macmillan. Pages, 20.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Introduction. Plagrave Macmillan.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Post-Christian Interreligious Liberation Theology. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2019). The Feminine in the Qur'an: Reading Mary in Light of Adam. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2019). On Being a Muslim in a Non-Islamic Society. Lexington Books. Pages, 20.
  • (2018). Druze. Oxford University Press.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2018). Modernity, Secularism, and the Exclusion of Nature: Why Religion Matters. Cambridge Scholars. Volume, 1.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2017). Takfir in Islamic Thought. Lexington Books. Pages, 140.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2017). Teaching Interreligious Encounters and the Qur'an: The Art of Intepretation. Oxford University Press.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2016). Wealth, Poverty and the Doctrine of al-Fana' in the Qur'an. Palgrave.
  • Encyclopedia Article
    (2016). Kharijites. Cengage Learning Inc.. Issue, 2nd.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2015). Strangers in This World: Multi-Religious Reflections on Immigration. Fortress Press.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2015). The Islamic Doctrine of Hijra: Theological Implications. Fortress Press.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2014). Prominent Muslim Scholars Call for Rethinking Islamic Theology. Nazareth College. Volume, Volume 1. Pages, 331-346.
  • Encyclopedia Article
    (2014). Pluralism. ABC-CLIO.
  • Encyclopedia Article
    (2014). Saracens. ABC-CLIO.
  • Book Review
    (2014). The Essentials of Ibadi Islam. Islamic Africa. Volume, 5. Issue, 1. Pages, 2 pages.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2013). The Islamic Context of Global Jihadism. Peter Lang Publishing. Pages, 31-63.
  • Book Review
    (2012). The Spirituality of Shi'i Islam. Bursa Ilahiyat Foundation. Volume, 3. Issue, 2. Pages, 285-289.
  • Other
    (2011). Druze. Oxford Bibliographies Online/Oxford University Press.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2010). "American Islam: The Shaping of Muslim Identity in the United States". Listening: Journal of Religion and Culture. Volume, 45. Issue, 2. Pages, 108-121.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2008). Modern Intellectual Readings of the Kharijites. Peter Lang.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2008). Death and Dying in Islam. Praeger.
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