Qadi Ja'far and the Revival of Zaydi Islam in 6th/12th century Yemen

Mon, Oct 8, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Location: 
Audience: 
Free and open to the public.
Speaker(s): 
Sponsor(s): 
The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies

Scott Lucas is associate professor of Islamic Studies in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona.  He received his BA from Yale University in NELC and Political Science, and his MA and PhD from the University of Chicago in NELC.  He has published on Sunni hadith criticism, law, and tafsir.  Professor Lucas's unabridged translation of thirty selections from al-Tabari's Qur'an commentary was published in two volumes in 2017. Currently, he is enjoying an ACLS Fellowship for 2018-19 and a membership in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies in order to pursue projects on Zaydi legal tafsir and theology.

Light Lunch Served.

More Upcoming Events

Patterns of Institutional and Elite Transformation in Early Modern Yemen (15th - 17th Centuries)

Abdallah Azzam and the origins of global jihadism

Tue, Nov 2, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Zoom

The Rhythm of Shafts: Thoughts on Pattern Notations for Lampas Weaves in the Medieval Islamic World