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Ovamir Anjum

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Ovamir Anjum is Imam Khattab Endowed Chair of Islamic Studies at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Toledo. His work is interdisciplinary, focusing on the nexus of theology, ethics, politics, and law in classical and medieval Islam, with comparative interest in Western thought; he also studies contemporary issues such as developments in Islamic political thought in the wake of the Arab Uprisings of 2011. He is the author of Politics, Law and Community in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment (2012); and is near completion of a translation of a popular Islamic spiritual and theological classic, Madarij al-Salikin (Ranks of Divine Seekers) by Ibn al-Qayyim (d. 1351). He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic intellectual history from University of Wisconsin-Madison, with master's degrees in social sciences from the University of Chicago and in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.