Maher Jarrar is Professor at the American University of Beirut, both at the Critical Humanities for the Liberal Arts and at the Department of Arabic. He is honorary member of Middle East Medievalists. He received his PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Tübingen University in 1989, and taught at Albrecht-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg i.Br from 1989-1992. He was Visiting Professor at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard (1996 and 2011). His areas of interest include the biography of the Prophet Muhammad, Zaydi Studies, early and modern Arabic narratology, and literary criticism. He is the author of over 45 articles in the field of Islamic studies, Arabic literature, and literary criticism. His most recent book is Doctrinal Instruction in Early Islam (Brill, 2020).
The book comprises an annotated critical edition and a detailed study of Kitāb al-Sawād al-a‘ẓam by al-Ḥakīm al-Samarqandī (d. 342/953).
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