Rustom, Mohammed

Humanities Research Fellow Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi

Mohammed Rustom obtained his PhD (Islamic philosophy and Quranic studies) in the University of Toronto’s Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations in 2009, and is currently associate professor of Islamic Studies at Carleton University. An internationally recognized expert on Islamic philosophy, Sufism, and Quranic hermeneutics, his works have been translated into Albanian, Chinese, German, Italian, Persian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Rustom is the author of the award-winning book The Triumph of Mercy: Philosophy and Scripture in Mulla Sadra (SUNY Press, 2012), co-editor of The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary (HarperOne, 2015), translator of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s The Condemnation of Pride and Self-Admiration (Islamic Texts Society, 2018), and author of Inrushes of the Spirit: The Mystical Theology of ‘Ayn al-Qudat (SUNY Press, to be published in 2019).

In 2016, Rustom was awarded the Tarjuman Prize by the Ibn Arabi Society Latina for contributions to scholarship on Ibn ‘Arabi. He joined NYUAD in September 2017 as a Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities Research Fellowship Program, where he is working on a translation and Arabic edition of ‘Ayn al-Qudat’s masterpiece of philosophical mysticism, Zubdat al-haqa’iq.