Dr Safaruk Zaman Chowdhury
Dr Safaruk Zaman Chowdhury
Research Scholar in Islamic Theology and Philosophy
Ph.D. in Islamic Studies. Area of study: Sufism, SOAS, London, UK;
M.A. Islamic (distinction). SOAS, London, UK;
B.A. Philosophy. Kings College London, London, UK.
A.K.C. Associate of Kings College. Christian Theology. Kings College London, London, UK.
Diplo. Arabic, Ministry of Education, Cairo, Egypt. Accrediting body: Wizarat al-Ta’lim
Peer Reviewed Academic Journal Articles
2020 God, Gluts and Gaps: Examining an Islamic Traditionalist Case for a Contradictory Theology. History and Philosophy of Logic, DOI: 10.1080/01445340.2020.1797449
2022 The Doctrine of Resurrection in Islam: A Philosophical Exploration. New York: Routledge (under contract).
2021 Safaruk Chowdhury, Islamic Theology and The Problem of Evil. Cairo: American University Cairo Press (forthcoming).
2020 Safaruk Chowdhury, Biography of Key Kalām Thinkers. Amman: Kalam Research and Media (under contract, forthcoming).
2020 Safaruk Chowdhury, Kalām: A Beginner’s Guide. Amman: Kalam Research and Media, (under contract, forthcoming).
2019 Safaruk Chowdhury, A Ṣūfī Apologist of Nishapur: The Life and Thought of Abū ‘Abd al-Raḥmān al-Sulamī. Sheffield: Equinox Publishing.
- (tr.) Shāh Waliullāh al-Dihlawī, Al-Arba’īn. London: Turath Publishing.
- (tr.) ‘Alī al-Qārī, Al-Arba’īn on the Excellence of the Qur’ān. London: Turath Publishing.
2010 (tr.) al-Kattānī, Al-Arba’īn: On the Duty of Loving the Noble Family of the Prophet Muḥammad. London. Turath Publishing.
2014 (co-tr.) al-Nawawī, The Book of Remembrances (Kitāb al-Adhkār). London: Turath Publishing.
Select works independently published.
2015 Introducing Ḥadīth Studies. Interpretive Principles of the Ḥanafī School. London: Dar al-Nicosia.
2015 (tr.) Yūsuf al-Nabhānī, Forty Narrations on Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong. London: Dar al-Nicosia.
2016 (tr.) Abū ‘Abd al-Raḥmān al-Sulamī, al-Arba’īn fī’l-Taṣawwuf (‘Forty Narrations on Sufism’). London: Dar al-Nicosia.
2016 (tr.) Abū ‘Abd al-Raḥmān al-Sulamī, Kitāb al-Waṣiyya (‘Advice for a Novice’). London: Dar al-Nicosia.
2017 (tr.) Yūsuf al-Nabhānī, Forty Narrations on Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong. London: Dar al-Nicosia.
2020 (tr.) Taşköprüzāde, A Treatise on Disputation and Argument: Risālat al-Ādāb Fī ʿIlm al-Baḥth wa’l-Munāẓara: Risālat al-Ādāb Fī ʿIlm al-Baḥth wa’l-Munāẓara. London: Dar al-Nicosia.
Current Research Projects
- Resurrection and bodily identity in Islamic thought.
- Moral realism and divine command ethics.
- God and abstract objects.
- Disability, metaphysics and justice.
- Virtue epistemology (Beyond Foundationalism: A John Templeton Foundation research grant award).
- Kalām epistemology (Beyond Foundationalism: A John Templeton Foundation research grant award).
Future Research Projects
2021 Project Coordinator: International Foundation for Muslim Theology (IFMT) (under A John Templeton Foundation research grant award).
2021 Research contributor for American Society for Islamic Philosophy and Theology (ASIPT) (Under a John Templeton Foundation research grant award: grant #61570).
PAPERS PRESENTED IN SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES
- ‘Destructibles and Indestructibles: Examining Some Problems Related to Resurrection and Bodily Continuity in Medieval Islamic Theology’. Monday 15th April 2019, BRAIS, Nottingham.
- ‘God was and No Thing was with Him’: Exploring Muslim Views on God and Abstract Objects. Tuesday 22nd February 2019, Helsinki Analytic Theology Workshop, University of Helsinki, Finland.
- Evil in the Biosphere: Towards an Islamic Evolutionary Theodicy. Wednesday 11th April 2018, BRAIS, Exeter.
- The Lord of the Excluded Middle: The Qur’ān, Logic and Arguments. Wednesday 12th April 2017, BRAIS, Chester.
- Into the Eschaton: Possible Animal Theodicies in Māturīdite Thought: Sunday 29th October 2017, KR&M Conference, Amman, Jordan.
- Modernism and Islamic thought.
- Islamic philosophical theology.
- Arabic linguistics and rhetoric.
- Qur’ān studies.
- Paraconsistent logic.
- Islamic law and legal theory.
- Ḥadīth studies.
- Classroom pedagogy.
- Critical thinking in the classroom.
- Islamic Law.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHERS
- British Association of Islamic Studies (BRAIS),
- Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics (SSME).
- The British Society for the Philosophy of Religion (BSPR).
- The Journal of Analytic Theology (JAT).
- American Academy of Religion (AAR).
- International Qur’an Studies Association (IQSA).