Ebrahim Moosa

Ebrahim Moosa, is professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. Apart from his studies at the University of Cape Town, he took the `alimiyya degree in Islamic and Arabic studies from Darul Ulum Nadwatul `Ulama in India He specializes in Islamic thought, law, ethics, and theology, with a focus on challenges confronting Islam in a globalized context. He also advised the first independent South African government after apartheid on Islamic affairs. Moosa contributes regularly to various publications, including The New York Times and the Boston Review. He delivered the Dars Hasaniyya at the Qarawiyin Mosque in Morocco in 2007. Among his recent books and edited volumes are Muslim Family Law in Sub-Saharan Africa: Colonial Legacies and Post-Colonial Challenges (2010), Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination (2005), and Revival and Reform: A Study in Islamic Fundamentalism (1999).