Mohammad H. Faghfoory

Mohammad Faghfoory

Professorial Lecturer and Director of Graduate Program in Islamic Studies
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


Mohammad H. Faghfoory is a professorial lecturer of Religion and Director of the Graduate Program 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 in 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 twelve 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 more recent works include, "Shi'a 'Irfan" (London: Journal of Transcendent Philosophy, 2014), a long monograph on “War and Peace in Shi‘ite Islam" Cambridge University Press: Religion, War, and Peace: A Sourcebook of Textual Traditions, 2014), and Sufism and Social Integration: Connecting Hearts, Crossing Boundaries (Chicago: Kazi Press, 2015). His most recent book, Life After Death: Introduction to Islamic Eschatology, was published in September 2015.