Ahmed H. al-Rahim

Associate Professor, Director of Islamic Studies

Gibson Hall, S-353


Ph.D., Yale University, 2009

Research Interests

Ahmed H. al-Rahim joined the Department of Religious Studies in 2009. Previously he served in the Office of Analysis for Near East and South Asia (INR), U.S. Department of State. His research and teaching focus on medieval and modern facets of Arabic and Islamic intellectual and philosophical history. Professor al-Rahim is the author of The Creation of Philosophical Tradition: Biography and the Reception of Avicenna’s Philosophy from the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century A.D., Diskurse der Arabistik; XXI (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2018); "Arabic Literary Prose, Adab Literature, and the Formation of Islamicate Imperial Culture," in The Cambridge History of World Literature, edited by Debjani Ganguly (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020); and Islamic Ethics: An Introduction to the Classical Tradition, New Islamic Surveys (Edinburgh University Press, Forthcoming). Among his current projects is a history of handbooks of professional ethics (adab) of the premodern Islamic world as well as a primer on the ideologies of modern Islamism.