Mohammad H. Faghfoory

Mohammad Faghfoory

Professorial Lecturer and Director of M.A. in Islam Program
Address: 2106 G St. NW
Department of Religion
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-994-8716

Areas of Expertise

Islam, Shi'ism, Islamic Political Thought, Sufism, Islamic Intellectual History


ohammad H. Faghfoory is professorial lecturer of religion in Islamic Studies. He received his Master’s degrees in history and Middle East studies from the University of Illinois, another Master’s degree in political science and a PhD and Middle East studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught at the University of Tehran and has been a visiting scholar at the University of California-Los Angeles, Islamic Manuscripts Specialist at Princeton University, and at the Library of Congress, and adjunct professor of Middle East History at Mary-Washington University in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Professor Faghfoory has written, translated, and edited ten books, numerous book chapters, articles, and book reviews. His works have been published by the State University of New York Press, University Press of America, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Muslim World, Encyclopedia of Religion and Psychology, Encyclopedia of the Prophet of God, International Journal of Middle East Studies, the Middle East Journal, and the International Journal of Shi‘i Studies. He has lectured extensively in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, and participated in interfaith dialogue organized by American media. His last work, a long monograph on “War and Peace in Shi‘ite Islam,” is in press by Cambridge University Press. Currently, he is editing two books on Sufism, and writing another on Shi‘i Spirituality for the Institute of Isma‘ili Studies in London.