Daniel W. Brown
MRel Lead Faculty for MENA Islam
Experience and Education
Director of the Institute for the Study of Religion in the Middle East (ISRME) in Istanbul.
B.A. in Asian Studies from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
PhD Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago,1993.
Winner of the Marc Galler Prize for Rethinking Tradition: Modern Discussions of Sunna in Egypt and Pakistan.
Areas of research, writing, and teachingIslamic History, Modern Islamic Thought, Qur'anist movements, Muslim-Christian Relations
The Wiley Blackwell Concise Companion to the Hadith (Editor). Chichester, UK: Wiley, 2020.
A New Introduction to Islam. 3rd edition. Chichester, UK: Wiley, 2017.
Rethinking Tradition in Modern Islamic Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Indonesian translation: Menyoal Relevansi Sunnah Dalam Islam Modern. Bandung, Indonesia: Mizan Media, 2000; Turkish translation: İslam Düşüncesinde Sünneti Yeniden Düşünmek. Ankara: Ankara Okulu Yayınları, 2002.
Selected Book Chapters and Articles
“What we don’t know about Islamic origins.” In Muslims, the Religious Other: Towards a Biblical Understanding of Islam, the Qur’an and Muhammad, edited by Martin Accad. Forthcoming.
“Where do scriptures come from?” In Muslims, the Religious Other: Towards a Biblical Understanding of Islam, the Qur’an and Muhammad, edited by Martin Accad. Forthcoming.
“Qurʾānists.” In Routledge Handbook on Early Islam, edited by Herbert Berg, 327-338. New York: Routledge, 2018.
“Ḥasan al-Bannāʾ, the Art of Death, and Contemporary Muslim Ideologies of Martyrdom.” In Religion and Terrorism: The Use of Violence in Abrahamic Monotheism, edited by Veronica Ward and Richard Sherlock. Lexington Books, 2013.
“Clash of Cultures or Clash of Theologies? A Critique of Some Contemporary Evangelical Responses to Islam” in Cultural Encounters, 1 (2004), 69-85.
“Martyrdom in Sunni Revivalist Thought.” In Sacrificing the Self: Religious constructions of martyrdom, edited by Margaret Cormack. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
“Islamic Ethics in Comparative Perspective.” The Muslim World, 89 (1999), 181-192.
“The Triumph of Scripturalism: The doctrine of Naskh and its Modern Critics.” In The Shaping of an American Islamic Discourse, edited by Earle H. Waugh and Frederick M. Denny, 49-66. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998.
“Islamic Modernism in South Asia: A Reassessment.” The Muslim World, 87 (1997), 258-271.