Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi‘
Professor of Islamic Studies, Co-Director
Ph.D. (Temple University)
phone: (860) 509-9530
fax: (860) 509-9539
Professor Abu-Rabi‘ is a Palestinian who was born in Nazareth, Galilee. He holds dual citizenship in the U. S. and Israel and has received degrees from Birzeit University (in Birzeit, West Bank, Palestine), the University of Cincinnati, and Temple University, Philadelphia.
Dr. Abu-Rabi‘ has served as Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and has held a Rockefeller Fellowship at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
He is currently professor of Islamic Studies, Co-Director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary and co-editor of The Muslim World. He has a special interest in the study and practice of interfaith dialogue between the Islamic and Christian religious traditions. Dr. Abu-Rabi‘ specializes in issues of contemporary Islamic thought, particularly on religion and society, and mysticism. He is fluent in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.
Dr. Abu-Rabi‘ travels widely in the Far East, Middle East and the West as a consultant and lecturer. He has published articles and reviews in a variety of American, Middle Eastern and Indian journals.