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Muhammed Haron is senior lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Botswana. Haron previously helped found the Department of Arabic Studies at the University of the Western Cape and served as its chair from 1984 to 1995; he has been a visiting lecturer across South Africa and Malaysia. Haron's academic awards include the Prestigious Scholarship Award in 1992-1993 from the Human Science Research Council, Educational Opportunities Council Award, and Mellon Award. In addition to numerous articles on Muslims in South Africa and bibliographical, cultural, media, and sociolinguistic studies, he has also published First Steps in Arabic Grammar and The Dynamics of Christian-Muslim Relations in South Africa (circa 1960-2000) (2006). Haron earned bachelor's degrees from the Universities of Durban Westville and South Africa, bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Cape Town, a master's level degree from the Free University of Amsterdam, and a Ph.D. from Rhodes University.