Faris Zwirahn

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10 Dillon Court West


I am a lecturer of Arabic at the Department of Near Eastern Studies. My academic interests are diverse; in addition to my interest in Arabic language and literature, I have a keen interest in Islamic jurisprudence, modern Islamic thought and society, and Arab and Muslim communities and their political and intellectual contributions in North America. I am currently exploring a research project that entails investigating certain contemporary challenges facing Islamic law and society pertaining to the internet and cyber world.


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In peer-reviewed journals:

“Typologies and Argumentation Tactics in Religious Polemics: An Analysis of al-Jawāb al Ṣaḥīḥ and the Cyprus Letter,” Entangled Religions 5 (2018): 44-94. (https://er.ceres.rub.de/index.php/ER/article/view/7255)