Ismail Lala

Ismail Lala

Assistant Professor
Humanities & Social Sciences Department

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About the Faculty Member

Ismail Lala is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Gulf University of Science and Technology (GUST). Prior to his post at GUST, he taught Islamic Studies at the University of Oxford where he completed his postgraduate and doctoral training. Dr. Lala has also studied at Harvard University and completed seminary training at Darul-Uloom al-Arabiyyah al-Islamiyyah. He holds licenses in hadith transmission and Hanafi jurisprudence and has authored numerous books and peer-reviewed journals on diverse topics from Qur’anic exegesis to Sufi metaphysics, and from Islamic philosophy to religious medical ethics. He is also on the International Editorial Board for The Oxford Interfaith Forum, The Maghreb Review, and INJAS.

Teaching Interest(s)

Islamic Philosophy Islam and Gender Sufism Qur'anic Commentary Hadith Sciences Mulsim-Christian/Jewish relations Sunni/Shi'ite Jurisprudence

Expertise Area(s)

Islamic philosophy Qur'anic studies Sufism Mulsim-Christian/Jewish relations