Habibeh Rahim

Associate Professor
Theology and Religious Studies
Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, November 1989A.M., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, 1982M.T.S., History of Religion, Harvard Divinity School, 1980B.A., (Hons.) University of Toronto, 1978

Significant Research
Dissertation title: Perfection Manifested: `Ali B. Abi Talib’s Image in Classical Persian and Modern Indians Muslim Poetry.

Service to the University
Graduate Educational Policy Committee

Sharjah, UAE, The Third International Conference on Middle Eastern and North African Popular Culture (University of Sharjah and Oxford University), paper presented: “The Hero with Wisdom: `Ali bin Abi Talib’s Portrayal in Popular Muslim Culture,” January 2004.

Fordham University, New York, International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, 2004 paper presented: “Kant and human rights: a Muslim perspective,” October 2004.

Rajkot, India. Conference titled: 2nd International Conference of Ginan Literature, paper presented: “Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Challenges in the Geographical Transference of Beliefs: Some Considerations regarding Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and Muslims, November 2004.

New Brunswick, NJ, American Academy of Religion, Mid-Atlantic Region, organized panel and presented the Islamic perspective on “Interfaith dialogue, Judaism, Christianity and Islam with regards to Joseph,” March 2005. Also organized and chaired two panels on Islamic Studies.

American Academy of Religion—Mid-Atlantic Committee
Middle-East Studies Association
Paul Tillich Society
Mulla Sadra International Society
Central Eurasian Studies Association

Theology 2810 Religions of the World
Theology 2830 Introduction to Hinduism
Theology 2840 Introduction to Buddhism
Theology 2850 Introduction to Islam
Theology 3860 The Family in Islamic Life and Theology
Theology G110 Sacred Scriptures of the East
Theology G651 Buddhism and Christianity in Dialogue
Theology G657 Religious Mysticism: East and West