Ali Rida Rizek

Ali Rida Rizek (PhD, Arabic and Islamic Studies - University of Göttingen, 2021) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Seminar of Arabic and Islamic Studies-I at the University of Göttingen, Germany. He received his BA and MA in Arabic Language and Literature from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon, He has taught Arabic language and literature at the American University of Beirut (AUB), the Lebanese American University (LAU), the University of Leiden, the University of Göttingen and the University of Bayreuth. His research focuses on the Islamic intellectual history, the intellectual and social history of Shiʿism (with a special concern in Imamiyya), Islamic law, and Qur’anic studies. His dissertation examines, for the first time in a monograph, the life, work and impact of two early Imami legal scholars, namely Ibn Abī ʿAqīl al-ʿUmānī and Ibn al-Junayd al-Iskāfī. He has published studies on Imami ḥadīth, Imami legal history, and the classical Islamic ethical discourse.

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