PAST: Panel on Morality and Aesthetics in Islamic Law and Philosophy

30 Aug 2019

This event is the third and final instalment of our lecture series titled “The History and Future of Islamic Philosophy: A Foundational, Critical and Comparative Approach“ and presented in collaboration with the Muslim Association of Canada.

Date: Friday, August 30, 2019, 6:30-9:00 pm


Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid, Assistant Professor at the Department of Religion, Syracuse University

Dr. Mohammad Fadel, Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Location: University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building (St. George Campus), Room J125

Please note this event requires registration and that space is limited. All those interested can RSVP here.

The Panelists:

Dr. Ahmed El-Sayed Abdel Meguid has been an Assistant Professor of Religion at Syracuse University since 2011. He received his Ph.D from the Department of Philosophy at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in the same year.

His areas of specialization include the history of philosophy and philosophy of religion with a special focus on late 18th, 19th and early 20th century German philosophy, as well as Islamic philosophy, theology, and mysticism. He has significantly contributed to the Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought and has also contributed to other books and articles on Islamic philosophy and political realism.

He has received multiple awards and honours including the Fund for Innovative Teaching Award from Emory University in 2011.

Dr. Mohammad H. Fadel is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, which he joined in January 2006. Professor Fadel wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on legal process in medieval Islamic law while at the University of Chicago and received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Fadel was admitted to the Bar of New York in 2000 and practiced law with the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, New York, where he worked on a wide variety of corporate finance transactions and securities-related regulatory investigations.

Professor Fadel also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Honorable Anthony A. Alaimo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Professor Fadel has published numerous articles in Islamic legal history and Islam and liberalism.