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Rizwi S. Faizer <email@example.com>
Essentially interested in Islamic Medieval history, especially early history such as Life of the Prophet, Umayyads, `Abbasids, right up to the seventeenth century.Currently writing a paper on the inscription in the Dome of the Rock. Also working on a translation of al-Waqidi with Abdulkader Tayyob.
|Address:||1602 Grant Ave
Cornwall, Ontario K6J 5J4
|List Affiliations:||Former Review Editor for H-Mideast-Medieval
|Interests:||Asian History / Studies
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
B.A. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
M.A. (Pol. Sc.) University of New Brunswick, Fredricton, N.B. Canada.
Ph. D. (Islamic Studies) McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Dissertation: "Ibn Ishaq and al-Waqidi Revisited: A case study of Muhammad and the Jews in Biographical Literature."
My field qualifications for this service include
1. "The Issue of Authenticity in the Traditions of
al-Waqidi as Established in his Kitab al-Maghazi," in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 58 no. 2(1999): 97 - 106.
2. "Muhammad and the Medinan Jews: A Comparison of the Text of Ibn Ishaq's Kitab sirat rasul Allah with al-Waqidi's Kitab al-Maghazi, " International Journal
of Middle East Studies, 28(1996): 463 - 489.
3."Expeditions and Battles" in Encyclopaedia of the
Qur*an, ed. Jane McAuliffe, Leiden: Brill(2002): 143-153.
4. To be published: A few articles on early Islam in
the Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World to be published by Macmillan., including a 5,000 word article on the Prophet Muhammad.
5. At present I am working on an article entitled:
"The Mosaic Inscriptions of the Dome of the Rock."
1991-92: Sessional Lecturer at Carleton University,
Ottawa, which included:
Two term courses entitled "Introduction to Islam."
A year's course entitled " Classical Islamic History."
1997 Sept: Sessional Lecturer at Carleton University,
Ottawa, Ontario, which was a term course entitled
"Introduction to Islam."
Review article on Jonathan Bloom, et al., The Minbar from the Kutubiyya Mosque, in Journal for Islamic Studies, vol. 18-19 (1998-99): 143-44. This has also been placed on my web pages with several other reviews.
Review article on vol. 28 of al-Tabari's History, for the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, July 1996.
Several of my reviews have also been placed on my
web pages entitled Rizwi's Bibliography for Medieval
Conference papers: Nov. 1998: Participant at the Middle East Studies Association [MESA] Conference held in Chicago, where I presented a paper entitled "Qur*an Citation by Ibn Ishaq and al-Waqidi."
Nov. 1997: Participant at the MESA Conference, held in San Francisco, where I presented a paper entitled"The Authenticity of Tradition in the Kitab al-Maghazi of al-Waqdi."
Nov. 1996: Participant at the MESA Conference, in Rhode Island, where I presented a paper entitled "The Last Sermon of the Prophet: A Comparison of the Texts of Ibn Ishaq and al-Waqidi."
Oct. 1996: Participant at the Judaic Islamic Conference held at the University of Denver, Colorado, where I presented a paper entitled "The Genre of Sira Maghazi."
Dec. 1995: Discussant to the panel on Early Islam at
the MESA Conference held in Washington.