Education, Undergraduate and Graduate
Univ. of Washington Seattle, WA BA 1973 History
American U. in Cairo Cairo, Egypt MA 1975 Teaching English as a Foreign
Cairo University Cairo, Egypt MA 1983 Islamic History
Univ. of Washington Seattle, WA PhD 1988 History
Muslim religious and political history; the influence of rhetoric on the interpretation of the QurҢn and its translation into English; Muslim law, especially the in the school of Mlik
Director of Graduate Studies
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The End of the Jihd State: The Reign of Hish⢢m ibn Abd al-Malik (724-743 CE) and the Collapse of the Umayyads, Albany: SUNY Press, 1994.
The History of al-TabarѮ, Vol. XI, The Challenge to the Empires: A.D. 633-635/A.H. 12-13, a translation including introduction, commentary, and notes. Albany: SUNY Press, 1993.
The History of al-Tabar, Vol. XXV, The End of Expansion: The Caliphate of Hishm A.D. 724- 738/A.H. 105-120, a translation including introduction, commentary, and notes, Albany: SUNY Press, 1989.
Politics, Law, and the Military. In World Eras, Vol. 2, Rise and Spread of Islam, 622-1500, ed. by Susan L. Douglass. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc., for Manly, Inc., 2002, pp. 195-240.
ԓThe Arts. Co-authored with Manar Darwish. In World Eras, Vol. 2, Rise and Spread of Islam, 622-1500, ed. by Susan L. Douglass. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc., for Manly, Inc., 2002, pp. 81-136.
ԓImrah, Khilfah, and Im⢢mah: The Origins of the Succession to the Prophet Muhammad. In ShԮite Heritage: Essays on Classical and Modern Traditions. Ed. by L. Clarke. Binghamton: Global Publications, 2001, pp. 19-43.
ѓIslam and World History: Towards a New Periodization, The American Journal of Islamic Social Science, 8 (1991), 423-452. Translated into Arabic and republished as ԓal-Islm wa-al-tar⒮kh al-Ѣlam: nahw taqsm jadd li-al-usѻr al-tarҮkhiyyah, in IslԢmiyyat al- marifah, 1 (1416/1995), No. 1, 95-132.
ѓThe Tribal Factor in the AbbѢsid Revolution: an Analysis of the Betrayal of the Imam Ibrhm b. Muhammad,⮔ Journal of the American Oriental Society, 108 (1988), 589-603.