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Tahera Qutbuddin – University of Chicago

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Tahera Qutbuddin is a scholar of classical Arabic literature and Islamic studies focusing on intersections of the literary, the religious, and the political in classical Arabic poetry and prose. Her research interests include: Arabic oratory and Islamic preaching, Literary features and symbolic exegesis of the Quran, Ethical hadith traditions of the Prophet Muhammad, sermons of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib ¤ Broad features of classical Arabic poetry, Women from the Family of the Prophet, Fatimid and Tayyibi (Da’udi Bohra) Shi’i doctrine, history, and literature, particularly the thought of al-Mu’ayyad al-Shirazi and Sayyidna Tahir Sayf al-Din, and Arabic in India.